This classic restaurant requires you to call at least 30 minutes in advance to reserve your duck, because they spend hours preparing their birds the night before, and sometimes run out. But at least you know you’re getting the real deal - their duck has an excellent, not-too-gamey flavor, with plenty of crispy skin that basically tastes like duck bacon. Bring a group of friends, reserve a couple of ducks, and go to town building wraps using the rice paper “pancakes” and plum sauce they provide.
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Alice’s Kitchen is an HK-style cafe in Monterey Park with good food and a great space for big groups.
Huge Tree Pastry
You don’t have to wait for dim sum to get a great breakfast in SGV. Case in point: Huge Tree Pastry in Monterey Park.
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Szechuan Impression in Alhambra does crowd-pleasing, spicy Szechuan food in a space good for big groups.
Din Tai Fung Dumpling House #1
Din Tai Fung’s Arcadia location is just as popular as all the others - but you can get better dumplings (with a shorter wait) nearby.
Hui Tou Xiang Noodles House
Hui Tou Xiang is an underrated restaurant in San Gabriel quietly making some of our favorite dumplings around.
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Bistro Na’s is a fancy restaurant in Temple City doing Imperial Chinese food, which means it’s perfect for a special occasion meal.
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