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Roasted duck for carryout hanging in the display window at Gourmet Island
Need a visual aid for your print edition? This week Jonathan Gold visits Gourmet Island in Alhambra. ("...flat, crisp Chinese omelets fried with fresh oysters; golden, almost obscenely crisp calamari fried with a dusting of pepper salt; shaved Chinese broccoli sauced with a bit of thickened stock and sprinkled with pungent bits of dried fish...") Click through for Anne Fishbein's spectacular photos and read more in Gold's Counter Intelligence, "Sweetness and Light: At Alhambra's Gourmet Island, Less is More."