BEST MECCA FOR LAMB STEW (2009)

Chinese Islamic

Dining at Chinese Islamic can be an eye-opening experience, especially if most of your Chinese meals have been limited to stir-fries and lo mein. Though you can get standards like moo shoo chicken ($8.50) and beef with broccoli ($9.95) here, the real action is in the less familiar, Muslim-style Chinese cuisine. Who knew, for example, that a Chinese restaurant would serve a lamb stew so delicious? It arrives at your table in a thick clay pot, still bubbling and heaped high with cubes of red-hued meat clinging to the bone. Perfectly tender in a spicy broth, get the stew for $10.95 and add an order of sesame bread that's perfect for broth dipping and miniature sandwich making. It just may be the perfect way to eat lamb.

—Nicolas Taborek

Location Details

7727 E. Garvey Ave.
Rosemead CA 91770
626-288-4246