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Discover San Gabriel Valley’s best Chinese food places

When you find yourself craving for quality Chinese cuisine, head over to East LA and explore the thriving food scene in San Gabriel Valley’s New Chinatown area. This foodie haven is certainly one of the best things about living in Los Angeles.

Here are six of the top dining destinations there for your Chinese food fix:

Beijing Pie House
846 East Garvey Avenue #3a, Monterey Park, CA 91755

Located in the city that started it all for San Gabriel Valley’s New Chinatown, this hometown favorite serves unforgettable “xian bing” – pan fried meat and veggie pies the size of a donut. The dumplings, noodle soups, and various appetizers are also good.

This one has been around since 2011, and has recently opened a new location in Alhambra.

Chengdu Taste
828 West Valley Boulevard, Alhambra, CA 91803

Looking for your go-to place for authentic Sichuan-style dishes? Find it at Chengdu Taste.

Fully capturing the essence of homegrown cooking from China’s Sichuan province, this mini-chain of restaurants does justice to every flavor, aroma, and texture of the region’s local cuisine.

The spring onion chicken in pepper sauce, boiled beef in hot sauce, and boiled fresh fish with green pepper sauce are must-try main dishes here.

Omar’s Xinjiang Halal Restaurant
1718 New Avenue, San Gabriel, CA 91776

Redefine your idea of Chinese food with this restaurant’s distinctive Islamic-Chinese menu – a selection that hails from the region where China meets Mongolia.

As a family-owned and operated restaurant, the place has a homey, low-key vibe that instantly takes you away from the bustling city streets. All you need to do is sit back and indulge in your exquisite lamb kebabs and hand-pulled noodles.

Sea Harbour
3939 North Rosemead Boulevard, Rosemead, CA 91770

When it comes to dim sum and Chinese-style seafood specialties, this restaurant sets the bar. Striking the balance between down-home authenticity and the sophistication of fine dining, Sea Harbour makes a strong case for being LA’s best destination for dim sum.

When you visit Sea Harbour, try the fish roe with scallop dumpling, shrimp dumpling with chives, and the house’s signature baked BBQ pork bun.

Shaanxi Garden
529 East Valley Boulevard Suite 178A, San Gabriel, CA 91776

Whether you dine in or bring your orders home, Shaanxi Garden is sure to leave a lasting impression. Since opening in 2015, it has become a local crowd-pleaser with its “modern interpretation of classic (Chinese) dishes.”

Have your fill of northwestern Chinese staples like the “rou jia mo” – a crispy bun stuffed with spiced meat – and the “biang biang mian” – extra-wide hand-pulled noodles topped with minced pork, bean sprouts, celery, carrots, and a savory ginger sauce.

101 Noodle Express
1408 East Valley Boulevard, Alhambra, CA 91801

This place takes the best of Angeleno and Chinese cuisines to create original fusion specialties that make it one of the best value-for-money dining destinations in the East LA area.

Drop by to try their signature Shandong beef roll, which features savory meat sandwiched in fried flatbreads and served with flavorful herbs and sweet sauce.

For more tips on the top places to visit and the best things to do in Los Angeles, get in touch with me, Joseph Babineaux. Give me a call at 818.667.5108, 760.459.4130 or email joseph@hklane.com today.