Location: 19240 Colima Rd Rowland Heights, CA 91748. (626) 363-4961
Date: July 31, 2022
Rating: Sloppy and not worth recommending in any way
This particular crawl was not well researched. In fact, it was slapped together mostly from yelp or driving around to include places in the “far SGV” (Rowland and Hacienda Heights). This is our second stop after one tucked in a Supermarket!
I love the look of these dives where they took some old 1950s-70s place and converted it into a Chinese restaurant.
The menu is big — just not good.
At least they let us open wines.
Cucumbers were just plain chopped cucumbers. Not marinated. Not smashed. No garlic. Nothing.
Jellyfish. Very mild flavor like they just dumped some distilled vinegar on them.
Cold appetizer plate with MORE jellyfish, ok cold beef, and shrimp with ketchup and Chinese mustard. The shrimp tasted just like shrimp cocktail Chinese style. Lol.
“Peking” duck. Wasn’t very crispy and the meat was quite dry. Total hack job.
Messy pile of scallions.
Gunky shredded cucumber.
Hoisin was not so great.
Tortillas! Yep, not spring pancakes. Packaged flour tortillas. Way too heavy and ruined the whole vibe.
Fried sweet buns. Fried Chinese dough with a bit of sweetened condensed milk. This was probably the best dish. lol. It was best dipped in a 50/50 soy sauce and vinegar mix.
This place appears to have closed (gone out of business). Not exactly surprised, it was one of the worst SGV Chinese restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. Kinda grungy inside too.