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Weekend mornings outside Delicious Food Corner often mean long lines and a chaotic parking lot. Inside, a bustling, noisy room is packed with diners while others wait, despite a recent expansion into two adjacent spaces. What are they there for? At this small Monterey Park diner, it's all about the congee. Long lines for rice porridge? Yes, or, to be exact, the Daily Breakfast special: a bowl of congee, a side of steamed rice noodle rolls or fried noodles and a hot drink, either coffee or a Hong Kong milk tea — a classic Hong Kong–style breakfast, which can be found on nearly every table. Fifteen varieties of congee are available as part of the special, ranging from beef, chicken or fish fillet to various types of pig offal. Yes, it's worth it. But maybe forgo the cramped lot and park on a side street. —Jim Thurman

2327 S. Garfield Ave., Monterey Park, 91754-7219. (323) 726-0788, deliciousfoodcorner.com.

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