Right now I am missing Culver's something fierce!!
Good morning, son
In twenty years from now
Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
And I can tell you 'bout today
And how I picked you up and everything changed
It was pain
Sunny days and rain
I knew you'd feel the same things...
A great place. Not in my top ten, but still pretty good.
My Top Ten:
#1: The Metropolitan Grill, Seattle, WA. Makes Dierdorf & Hart seem like McDonalds #2:Grand Tier Restaurant and/or Belmont Room, Metropolitan Opera, New York City. Especially when they have the pheasant or the chicken cassette. #3: Log Cab-Inn, Lewiston, ME: Best breakfast on the planet. #4: Trattoria del Arte, NYC. Second best breakfast on the planet. #5: C'est ci Bon, Sequim, WA. Great traditional French in an out-of-the-way place. Try the duck. #6: Redrum Burger, Davis, CA. Where a burger and a shake are a burger and a shake like no where else. #7: Ted's Restaurant, Meriden CT. Home of the famed steamed cheeseburger, and don't skimp on the home fries. #8: Black Eyed Sally's Barbecue and House of Blues, Hartford, CT. I miss the corn fritters with jalapeno jelly. #9: Gordon Biersch, Palo Alto: Go for the garlic fries, stay for the beer. #10: Cafe Luxembourg, NYC. Try the ox tails.
You just gotta know what to order and my assumption is that a lot of you haven't tried good authentic chinese food. (it's not all chicken feet and pork blood).
I've eaten dinner at restaurants that our factories have chosen. they tell me these are really good restauarants and love the food so I am going off of that. If Chinese people are picking out what I eat, I have to assume they think its good. Its not.
Oh tons. Kinda all over the place really... some in China, some in Taiwan, some right here in Southern CA in Monterey Park (btwn 10 and 60 freeways East LA) and in Rowland Heights (off 60, west of 57). But I'll try and recommend something closer to Disneyland that might hit your taste buds.
It's called Mas' Islamic Chinese Restaurant and it's on Orangethorpe in Fullerton (north of Disneyland and east of Harbor). It's a large restaurant on the side of the street with no other shopping or eateries around it so it should be easy to spot.
Wondering why it's Islamic? Well... it lacks pork from the menu but the food is Chinese and specializes in lamb (where it won't have that distinct lamb smell that most people don't like). So while pork isn't an option, the other dishes are very very good (at least I think so). If you give it a try and don't like it, I owe you a Disneyland fountain coke.
That's a coheteboy promise.
Excellent - and I'm quite familiar with the area - grew up nearby off of LaPalma Ave - between State College Blvd and East Street in Anaheim near the Fullerton border. I'll have to check it out.
I've eaten at lots of restaurants in Hong Kong (recommended and taken there by Chinese Hong Kong Nationals) and PF Chang's comes real close to excellent authentic Chinese food (IMHO). Yes, it is a bit Americanized, but to my American palate, that makes it better. (And I am not forced to watch people suck on fish eyeballs).
Now, Panda Express is just like saying that Taco Bell is authentic Mexican food. Ew.
I love PF Changs. There garlic noodles are the bestest!!
I am quite fond of their Orange Peel Chicken and their Beef ala Scheswan (SP?). Mongolian beef is good too.
Here's something interesting - we have ALWAYS gone to the PF Chang's in Newport Beach, CA - but we decided to go to another PF Chang's @ Victoria Garden's in Rancho Cucamonga, CA (completely opposite end of the earth, so to speak.) We had horrible horrible service at the Rancho one - and the portions were very small. We've been twice and won't go back. We've been to Newport Beach since, and it's much better service and much better portions.