Restaurant: Chang’s Garden
Location: 627 W Duarte Rd. Arcadia, CA 91007. (626) 445-0707
Date: December 8, 2017
Cuisine: Shanghai Chinese
Rating: Solid place
Friday lunch is the perfect excuse to head out to the SGV for Chinese — actually being alive is a perfect excuse for Chinese food!
My friend George has a list of top regional restaurants in the SGV and this one came up, so we decided to try.
Typical SGV interior from years ago.
Takeout counter. And look, they even have wine!
Lunch comes with free hot and sour soup. The typical (yummy) kind.
Lotus wrapped pork spareribs.
Inside is a sticky-rice coated pork spare rib. Delicious. Succulent, and lotus flavored.
Long Jing shrimp. Delicate shrimp with famous green tea. They had a nice green tea flavor.
Three ingredient lo-mein. The server pushed this on us. It was fine, but nothing special.
XLB (pork soup dumplings). Delicious!
West Lake Style Fish. A whole fish in a goopy sweet and sour sauce. Delicious, although tons of bones.
This was a nice place and all the dishes except for the lomein were great (noodles were just fine). I think this place is actually Zhejiang Cuisine (i.e. the Hangzhou lake district south of Shanghai).