The first U.S. city with an Asian population majority, Monterey Park has been referred to as "the Chinese Beverly Hills" and "the first suburban Chinatown." When it comes to doing a food crawl, it will obviously skew heavily to Chinese cuisine. Indeed, a top 10 could consist solely of Chinese resta ... More >>
An early-morning breakfast at Huge Tree Pastry, filled with steaming bowls of soymilk and oversized fried crullers, is about as quintessential as it gets for Monterey Park's Chinese community -- kind of like a San Gabriel Valley version of the plate of ham and eggs at Nick's Cafe downtown.
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Jim ThurmanShu Feng Yuan (a.k.a. Shu Feng Garden) closed its San Gabriel location in 2010.The restaurant scene in the San Gabriel Valley is something that is in perpetual flux, and that was no different in 2010. Some restaurants added locations -- a few to the point of becoming burgeoning loc ... More >>