There are roughly 600 Chinese restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley. 200 of them alone are on Valley Blvd. Here are some picks.
Named after the famous Taiwanese breakfast chain, Yung Ho is a great place to get a hearty dough-based breakfast. Salty soy milk, dou hua are a must.
Sam Woo has been around for two decades and there's a good reason why. Their char siu pork and maltose-glazed ducks have won them the title of LA's first Cantonese BBQ joint. Dip the meats in their sweet and sour plum sauce.
The most authentic Taiwanese resto in the sgv. The chef is from Taizhong. Try the pig intenstines, goose meat and tempura.
Best Hunan in the valley. Try the "hot very spicy" for a truly out of this world experience. Order lots of water. Amazing Hunan-style fresh fish
Jazz Cat is an upscale restaurant with midnight black and red decor. It's shabu shabu, not family-style. You get your own personalized pot. Selections range from creamy miso soup to spicy Thai. Meat lovers -- the T-Rex combo gives you more bang for your buck.
A huge chain in China, Little Sheep specializes in herbal and spicy hot pot broths. Ingredients include lamb shoulder, mushrooms and assorted vegetables. The pot is family-style and for those not that into sheep, there are vegetarian options as well.
This place, re-named Steam Queen is known for their Guilin noodles: a dish that consists of rice noodles, peanuts, peppers, pickled vegetables and a protein of choice. The dish is notorious throughout China for its pungent taste.
The interior channels the bohemian glamour of 1930s Shanghai. It's a dim sum joint that great for a date. Try the stone-pot fried rice and the perfectly pan-fried pork buns, or sheng jian baos.