JThur01's September San Gabriel Valley Update

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tried auntie ping today. the HCR (hainan chicken rice) is good, cluck2go needn’t worry though.

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both i & my lunch companion were much more enamored of the rice rolls. my friend’s first comment: “OMG, i could eat these every day for breakfast”. we both agreed about how the wrinkling of the rice roll created a somehow subtle yet significant change in the overall texture, giving it just a bit more chew - which i suspect will make it a bit more appealing to western palates.

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the wonton mien (wonton noodles in soup) were ok, but no threat to harlam’s kitchen. interesting mainly in that the green vegetable was iceberg lettuce.

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also visited noodle harmony recently the 15% grand opening discount was still in effect.i’d agree with @ipsedixit that it’s more about the saucing than the noodles themselves. however, i’d also submit that it will be a matter of taste, but the saucings were definitely unique: having said that, there’s not a lot to distinguish between the different sauces visually. i can identify the spicy cold chicken noodle only by the presence of the chicken. each noodle dish came in portions that divide evenly into two rice bowl.

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their ‘sichuan dumplings’ were again more about the saucing than the dumplings themselves and again, the saucing choice was familiar and yet different at the same time.

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