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The Chinese cuisine in the SGV (San Gabriel Valley) has been rated the best in the U.S. Let's get together to try out different Chinese restaurants from Rowland Heights to Monterey Park! We will also venture out to neighboring areas bordering the SGV such as Artesia, Highland Park, Chinatown, and Chino Hills. However, we may have an occasional event in other parts of the LA, OC, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura Counties. Why limit ourselves from being able to enjoy good Chinese food outside of the SGV?

We will be dining at eateries that offer cuisine from different parts of China such as Cantonese, Sichuan, Uyghur, Tibetian, Shanghaiese, Dongbei, Hunan, Shaanxi and Korean/Yanbian. There are also variations of Chinese cuisines from areas outside of China, and we will be dining on those variants as well such as Chinese American, Indo-Chinese from India, Chiu Chow from Vietnam/Cambodia, Chaufa from Peru, Thai Chinese, Korean Chinese, Singaporean and more.

Be prepared to share the dishes family-style. Ability to speak Chinese is a plus, but all backgrounds and ethnicities are welcome. Be sure to bring cash, as many places do not accept credit cards.

New Members: You will be given a 3-month free trial membership to our group. By the 90th day, if you like to continue being a member of our group, we will need you to pay an annual membership dues of $3.88. This membership dues will be used to pay the semi-annual dues to MeetUp.com for our group. A portion of the membership dues will also go to WePay, which is the payment system used by MeetUp.com to collect funds from members for membership dues, for charged events, etc.

REMEMBER, FOR EVERY EVENT YOU SIGN UP PLEASE FOLLOW THESE RULES:

1. If you need to cancel your RSVP, please do so 48 hours of the start time of the event.

2. For most events, paid members get first priority for available spots for those events. Trial members may be required to make a deposit in order to get an available spot for those events.

3. New members to the group who No Show to their first event will be banned from the group.

4. If you are on the Wait List, then it is YOUR responsibility to monitor your status on the Wait List and update your RSVP accordingly. If you didn't get an email or notification from the MeetUp app about being moved from the Wait List to the Going List, then you need to modify your account settings in order to receive these notifications.

5. Please provide the organizer with your contact number at the time of signing, so that the organizer will have your number in the event the organizer needs to contact you about the even. If you don't, then your RSVP will be canceled.

6. For events designated as Family-Style Dining: Dining for this event has been designated as Family-Style. The food bill will be split evenly between all attendees. Attendees will be responsible for paying for their own beverages. Please note that flexibility is an important part of family-style dining, and if you want to take a chance on attending, you have to be amenable to what the group/AO will order. You don't have to eat everything that is ordered, but everyone pays equally, whether you eat everything or not. Most of the dishes we order will be at least moderately spicy. If this definition of Family-Style Dining doesn't feel comfortable, this may not be the right type of event for you. In addition, if you have ANY dietary restrictions or ingredients you do not wish to consume, then you may want to skip this event. Ordering dishes modified to fit someone's dietary needs or personal tastes will alter the true flavors of those dishes for the rest of the group.

7. Be sure to bring CASH to pay for your portion of the bill.

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Upcoming events (2)

WSGV: Family Style Modern Asian/Indonesian Dinner @ Bone Kettle in Pasadena

PLEASE NOTE AND READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION FOR CHANGES IMPLEMENTED DUE TO COVID-19: Attend if you are comfortable with the fact that we will be seated at tables that will provide at least 1 to 2 feet distance from the person sitting on either side of you. Do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms such as fever (I will have a forehead thermometer on hand to check everyone's temperature), cough, runny nose/sinus congestion. Everyone will have their own communal fork and spoon to serve themselves food -- do not use them to eat from. Arrive wearing a face mask - remove it only when eating or drinking - if we are waiting for food, please put your mask back on, and when you leave to the table for the restroom, etc. Watch your conversation volume level and chew your food carefully to avoid spraying your saliva over the table and food. I apologize for all these rules, but we must be as safe as possible to prevent the spread of Covid-19. If you cannot agree with these rules, please do not attend. Chef Erwin Tjahyadi is one of Los Angeles’ hottest rising culinary stars, most recently being honored with Zagat’s “30 Under 30” distinction. Tjahyadi received his training from Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, apprenticed under both Wolfgang Puck and Trey Foshee. Most recently, he is the co-creator and executive chef of one of LA’s fastest growing fusion fast casual empire - Komodo (although he recently shuttered both restaurants, but kept the food truck, in order to focus more time on Bone Kettle). These days, it looks as if they've expanded their menu to include modern takes on dishes from around China and Southeast Asia. One of the dishes that's piquing my interest is their Singaporean Chili Lobster Noodle dish. Someone mentioned that crab can be requested in lieu of lobster. Let's see. Dinner Menu: http://bonekettle.com/dinner-menu Yelp Reviews: https://www.yelp.com/biz/changan-restaurant-san-gabriel-3 EVENT DETAILS: • We will meet in front of the restaurant shortly before our 6:00 pm reservation. Please be on time as they may not seat us until the entire group is present. We will split up into 2 tables of 4. * In order to allow as members to attend the events, plus 1s are no longer allowed. If you have a guest who wants to attend, please have him/her sign up with the group using their own MeetUp account. • Family-Style Dining: Dining for this event has been designated as Family-Style. The food bill will be split evenly among all attendees. Attendees will be responsible for paying for their own beverages. Please note that flexibility is an important part of family-style dining, and if you want to take a chance on attending, you have to be amenable to what the group/AO will order. You don't have to eat everything that is ordered, but everyone pays equally, whether you eat everything or not. Most of the dishes we order will be at least moderately spicy. If this definition of Family-Style Dining doesn't feel comfortable, this may not be the right type of event for you. In addition, if you have ANY dietary restrictions or ingredients you do not wish to consume, then you may want to skip this event. Ordering dishes modified to fit someone's dietary needs or personal tastes will alter the true flavors of those dishes for the rest of the group. • Cost per person is expected to be about $35.00 or more, depending on how much food we order and if you order any beverages plus tax and 25% gratuity. You will have to option to pay me via Venmo, PayPal, or Zelle to minimize the need to exchange cash. However, if you cannot pay in any of the -above formats, then please bring at least $60 in CASH (small bills preferred) on hand to settle your portion of the bill. • Parking is available in nearby public parking structures. Street parking is also an option. Be sure to check the signs and meters for any parking restrictions.

WSGV: Dinner at Cui Hua Lou 食上烤吧 in Monterey Park

PLEASE NOTE AND READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION FOR CHANGES IMPLEMENTED DUE TO COVID-19: Attend if you are comfortable with the fact that we will be seated at tables that will provide at least 1 to 2 feet distance from the person sitting on either side of you. Do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms such as fever (I will have a forehead thermometer on hand to check everyone's temperature), cough, runny nose/sinus congestion. Everyone will have their own communal fork and spoon to serve themselves food -- do not use them to eat from. Arrive wearing a face mask - remove it only when eating or drinking - if we are waiting for food, please put your mask back on, and when you leave to the table for the restroom, etc. Watch your conversation volume to avoid spraying your saliva over the table and food. I apologize for all these rules, but we must be as safe as possible to prevent the spread of Covid-19. If you cannot agree with these rules, please do not attend. Our favorite joint has been closed since March 16th when CA first ceased indoor dining in restaurants. But they've finally reopened in Mid-September have added an outdoor dining area as well. So, we're going back to visit with two tables of 5. Yelp Reviews: https://www.yelp.com/biz/cui-hua-lou-szechwan-monterey-park EVENT INFORMATION: • When you arrive, just meet by the main entrance, or look for us at a table. Please be on time as they may not seat us until the entire group is present. • Family-Style Dining: Dining for this event has been designated as Family-Style. The food bill will be split evenly among all attendees. Attendees will be responsible for paying for their own beverages. Please note that flexibility is an important part of family-style dining, and if you want to take a chance on attending, you have to be amenable to what the group/AO will order. You don't have to eat everything that is ordered, but everyone pays equally, whether you eat everything or not. Most of the dishes we order will be at least moderately spicy. If this definition of Family-Style Dining doesn't feel comfortable, this may not be the right type of event for you. In addition, if you have ANY dietary restrictions or ingredients you do not wish to consume, then you may want to skip this event. Ordering dishes modified to fit someone's dietary needs or personal tastes will alter the true flavors of those dishes for the rest of the group. • Cost per person is expected to be about $25.00 or more, depending on how much food and beverages you order, plus tax and gratuity. You will have to option to pay me via Venmo, PayPal, or Zelle to minimize the need to exchange cash. However, if you cannot pay in any of the -above formats, then please bring at least $40 in CASH (small bills preferred) on hand to settle your portion of the bill. • Parking is available in the parking lot of the mini-mall where they are located. Street parking is available. Be sure to read the street signs for any parking restrictions.

Past events (244)

WSGV: Dim Sum at Tang Gong 唐宫 in Monterey Park

Tang Gong Seafood Restaurant

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