Which region of the US has the best Chinese food?
|by Anonymous||reply 77||05/04/2021|
LA County's San Gabriel Valley.
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|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/11/2020|
I was going to say Monterey Park in San Gabriel Valley too.
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San Francisco, hands-down.
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NYC metropolitan area , although the BEST Chinese food I ever had was in Hong Kong.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/11/2020|
Monterey Park and Alhambra were the hotspots in SGV in the 80's and 90's but Chinese (and a smattering of other Asian cuisines, mostly Vietnamese and Korean) have spread further east. You can start around Atlantic and Valley and go north toward Main and south towards Garvey and east out to Hacienda Heights and even further to Chino Hills for good Chinese food.
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|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/11/2020|
Elephant Butte, NM
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R6, my partner worked for the Edison Company so I'd meet him for dinner out there. Incredible how much great Chinese food was out there in that area.
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|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/11/2020|
My favorite overseas Chinese food is Malaysian Chinese, known as "Nonya." All the best of Chinese food with the spicy kick and culture melding of SE Asia. I'm not actually a fan of Malay food which I find a little one note and bland. But Malaysian Chinese is spectacular.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/11/2020|
SF and the Peninsula
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R10, my family lives in the SGV. I can't wait for COVID to fucking go away so I can fly out to visit them. I'm aching for decent dim sum. I'm on the East Coast and I'm contemplating lowering my standards and going out for dim sum tomorrow. I usually hold off on dim sum until I get to the SGV.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/11/2020|
Barbara: Well, that explains the drugstore. [ looks through her papers ] Now.. Li Pha Ho’s Restaurant, $15. you like Chinese food?
Rhonda Weiss: It’s my life!
Barbara: Well, I know where to get the best Chinese food in New York.
Rhonda Weiss: Where?
Barbara: The East Side. Wong’s. Very few people know about it.
Rhonda Weiss: Really? Well, I know where to get the best Chinese food in the country.
Rhonda Weiss: Denver. Hong’s. Nobody knows about it!
Barbara: I know where to get the best Chinese food in the world.
Rhonda Weiss: Where?
Barbara: China. Even I don’t know about it! They blindfold you before you go in, so you don’t see the name. [ looks at Rhonda ] Oh, such cute earrings.
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|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/11/2020|
I knew the Chinese food in Boise was wanting when my waiter was a white guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/11/2020|
R14, I miss dim sum as well! This thread has me craving Chinese food.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/11/2020|
Many of the cities in the San Gabriel Valley are >50% Asian, or close to it. Arcadia, San Marino, San Gabriel, Monterey Park, Alhambra, Temple City, Rosemead, Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, Walnut.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/11/2020|
This is too easy. Your answer is Blaine, Missouri.
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|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/11/2020|
Even a hole in the wall Chinese restaurant in NYC is usually great
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|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/11/2020|
The Sunset and Richmond districts of SF (NOT Chinatown).
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/11/2020|
R24, agree that SF Chinatown does not have good Chinese food. As a side note, North Beach (district in SF) does not have good Italian food. I guess it's all geared for tourists in those 2 areas.
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|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/11/2020|
The school cafeteria.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/11/2020|
After thinking NYC Chinese food is what all Chinese food tasted like around the US, I tried Chinese food elsewhere
Most of it sucks. Completely tasteless
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/11/2020|
Hawaii has some great Chinese food
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/11/2020|
Here my take as someone who grew up in Cupertino (South Bay) and lived both in the Peninsula and now SF for years. Sf does not have great Chinese food aside from a few truly fantastic ones like Henry’s Hunan (especially its Bryant street and Natoma street locations). SF Chinese food has mostly been Cantonese because most of SF’s early Chinese immigrants came from Cantonese-speaking southern parts of China. Cantonese food aside from dim sum is considered by Chinese to be bland. They do seafood well bit that’s about it.
Chinese food in the Peninsula is more varied, here you’ll see Szechuan, dim sum, Beijing/ Northern Chinese, Muslim Chinese/ Dongbei, Hunan, Taiwanese, seafood restaurants, places that specialize in hot pots or dumplings/ wheat-based cuisines, etc...
In the South Bay places like Cupertino and San Jose where the Chinese diaspora is decidedly not Cantonese or from mainland China, but from more enlightened and wealthier Taiwan. Here you’ll see Taiwanese food and Taiwanese influenced traditional Chinese cuisine. Taiwanese are into food in ways that differ from mainland China, in that they’ve kept the best of traditional Chinese cuisines but also added elements of island cooking. It gets doubly interesting when Japanese influences are interjected. Taiwan was a colony if Japan from late 1800s until after WW2. It later got taken over by the ruling class in China who were vehemently anti communist. So the food is a combination of southern Chinese immigrants to Taiwan pre-Japanese rule, tropical island ingredients, Japanese, and classic/ high cuisine from China.
In the South Bay you can have Taiwanese shabu-shabu joints and insane all you can eat Pan-Asian places where gluttony is a virtue not a sin. In San Jose you’ll also see Vietnamese who are ethnically Chinese, they run some of the best restaurants in the area. Vietnamese-Chinese cuisine is definitely a thing there.
Having also spent time in LA in Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley, I think it’s comparable to San Jose/ Cupertino/ Peninsula because again the Chinese diaspora is heavily Taiwanese, mostly wealthy from business ventures.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/11/2020|
I love all varieties of Chinese food and the explosion of SGV food scene was due to going beyond the US emphasis on Cantonese food. Having said that, Cantonese food is considered one of the great regional foods of China and when it's done well, it is not bland. Being from south China, it's not as heavy and spicy as some other regional foods but really good Cantonese food is all about bringing out the best of fresh ingredients. You're not going to experience this at most American Cantonese restaurants, especially those aimed at the non-Chinese clientele.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/11/2020|
r8 Why Greensboro?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/11/2020|
SGV used to be heavily Taiwanese. In recent years/decade, the mainland Chinese have made inroads. The biggest restaurants with the most buzz are ones backed by mainland owners and/or serving mainland food. It's also why LA has two Chinese New Year Parades--one backed by the pro-Taiwan faction and the other, China. Same with the newspapers--pro China, pro Taiwan, one for Chinese-Vietnamese, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/11/2020|
The best Szechwan food I’ve ever had is in a strip mall in northern Virginia.
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|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/11/2020|
I live in NYC and thought the Chinese food here was the best in the world until I went to Montreal, Canada. Toronto, Atlantic City, and Boston have excellent Chinese food, as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/12/2020|
Great now I am craving a New York style eggroll! They are so good but hard to find in Los Angeles.
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|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/12/2020|
How is the Chinese food in Chicago?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/18/2020|
The worst is in Alabama.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/18/2020|
I think pretty much anywhere on the west coast has better Chinese food than NYC.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/18/2020|
China Town in Los Angeles.,
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|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/18/2020|
R21, Chinese friends tell me that Southern California's SGV competes with Vancouver for best Chinese food in the Americas. Bay Area friends say theirs is up there, too, but I haven't tried enough variety to make any educated comparison.
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|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/19/2020|
NYC used to be #1 but times have changed. It's now the San Gabriel Valley in Southern California.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/19/2020|
Wherever there's a delicious Panda Express!
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|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/19/2020|
PF Cheng's is everywhere!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/19/2020|
Which region of China has the best USA food?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/19/2020|
Best food is your taste liking only cannot give fact on that.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/19/2020|
Not Atlanta, that’s for sure. Lots of Southeast Asian food available around here plus a decent amount of Korean, but limited Chinese food options.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/19/2020|
Completely disagree on NYC. There is a LOT of mediocre Chinese food here. SGV of LA was far superior when I lived there.
Not chinese, but randomly - Dallas has some of the best vietnamese food I've had outside of Vietnam.
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|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/19/2020|
Any frozen section at Walmart
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|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/19/2020|
New York hands down, but I did have some delicious Chinese food in Nashville.
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|by Anonymous||reply 60||04/27/2021|
This thread has caused me to soil my afternoon caftan!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/27/2021|
Rockville, Maryland, used to be the best place in the DC area, especially as Chinatown got gentrified into Penn Quarter, but I haven't been there in some time. And as someone stated above, there are some good places in NOVA.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/27/2021|
Not Iowa 🤢
|by Anonymous||reply 63||04/27/2021|
Suburban Toronto, suburban Vancouver.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/27/2021|
Hands down, Queens, NYC.
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|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/04/2021|
Well, it certainly isn't western Connecticut. I can't believe all they have out here is Cantonese.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/04/2021|
St Louis, gotta get you some Chinamen!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/04/2021|
Anywhere but Seattle!
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|by Anonymous||reply 70||05/04/2021|
Wherever there is a P.F. Chang!
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|by Anonymous||reply 72||05/04/2021|
DC has the worst Chinese food I’ve ever had, San Fran is the best
|by Anonymous||reply 73||05/04/2021|
Any city with a Din Tai Fung.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||05/04/2021|
Anything that has Cream of Sum Yung Gai
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|by Anonymous||reply 76||05/04/2021|
[quote] This thread has caused me to soil my afternoon caftan!
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