I’m back in town this weekend (sadly, for a funeral) and have enough time for just one lunch in San Gabriel on Saturday. I’ve been away now for about three years, and am rather disconnected now from anything new and notable in the SGV Chinese food scene.
What, in your opinion, is the single most noteworthy and delicious new Chinese restaurant opening in SGV within the past three years, and why? What characteristics makes it exceptional? e.g. Is the food from a region not well represented in LA? Is it an exceptional version of dishes found commonly in SGV, etc?
You’ve got just one chance to make me regret my decision to move to Portland, so you need to make it count!
EDIT: realized I made a similar request back in November and didn’t follow up on it. Went to Mian, and had a mostly fine meal…I don’t recall the particulars. I’ll be sure to more diligently follow up on this post. Based on that thread, Taste Guizhou currently intrigues me the most, for the rarity of the cuisine in SGV and generally positive reviews.