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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.

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.

南加州華人區的中國菜算是美國最好吃的。我們吃貨在各地(羅蘭崗、蒙特利公園市、等等)要找最好吃的餐廳,來聚一聚試試不同的菜。一兩個人吃中國菜多無聊----歡迎大家一起來欣賞。別忘記帶現金。G國籍、民族不限。

Upcoming events (5)

DineLA Restaurant Week: $29 3-Course Indonesian Dinner @ Bone Kettle in Pasadena

TESTING NEW RSVP METHOD. TABLE FOR "4" ONLY. Trial Members are required to pay a deposit in order to attend this event. Paid Members are waived from the paid deposit requirement. Paid Members, add yourself to the Wait List, and you will be moved to the Attending List once I am notified of this. If you need to cancel, please do so with at least 24 hours notice, as a courtesy to the organizer. Trial Members, once your deposit has been received, you will be added to the Attending List. Should you need to cancel, you will be refunded your deposit if you cancel with at least 48 hours of the start of the event. Any cancellations thereafter, or a No Show, and you will forfeit your deposit. Those who attend the event will have their deposit applied to their total for the event. Indonesian cuisine, like many of the Southeast Asian cuisines have significant Chinese influences in the cuisine, especially with the fried rice and pan-fried noodles. 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). $29 3-Course Dinner 1st Course, choose one • Oxtail Dumplings – Oxtail, seasonal vegetables, leeks, sesame seeds, San Bai Su • Spicy Papaya Salad – Green papaya, mangoes, tomatoes, chili, cilantro, green beans, peanuts, Tobiko shrimps, garlic chips • Fried Oxtail Tips – Marbled potato chips, lime juice, fresh herbs, Thai chili 2nd Course, choose one • Braised Oxtails with bone broth and noodles • Ginger Seared Chicken with bone broth and noodles • Crispy Tempeh with vegan broth and noodles 3rd Course, choose one • Pandan Crème Brulee • Black Rice Pudding • Trio of Seasonal Sorbet Sake Pairing Sampler, $19 pp additional • Dewazakura Cherry Bouquet Ginjo • Tedorigawa Silver Mountain Junmai • Tedorigawa Gold Blossom Daiginjo Regular Lunch Menu: http://bonekettle.com/dinner-menu Yelp Reviews: https://www.yelp.com/biz/changan-restaurant-san-gabriel-3 EVENT DETAILS: • We will meet inside of the restaurant shortly before our 5:00 pm reservation. Please be on time as they may not seat us until the entire group is present. • Cost per person is expected to be about $37.00 or more, depending if you order any beverages and food in addition to the 3-Course Prix Fixe Lunch plus tax and gratuity. Please bring at least $50 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.

Dinner at S & W China Taste--Shanghainese

S&W China Taste 上海小吃

Please bring small bills to make paying the bill easier. Thanks!

Spicy Sichuan Dinner at Szechuan Impression 錦城里 in Alhambra

Join us for some serious spice in Alhambra! We will be ordering a variety of dishes - most spicy, so if you have any dietary restrictions or can't handle the heat, this isn't the dinner for you. The restaurant doesn't take reservations, so please meet us shortly before 5 p.m. outside. We will be dining Family-Style (The food bill will be split evenly between all attendees). Attendees will be responsible for paying for their own beverages. **Please only RSVP if you are sure you can attend. Thank you.

Lunch at Dolan's Uyghur Cuisine 阿凡提美食 in Alhambra

Dolan's Uyghur Cuisine 阿凡提美食

$5.00

TESTING NEW RSVP METHOD. TABLE FOR "8" ONLY, BUT MAY BE INCREASED TO 12. Trial Members are required to pay a deposit in order to attend this event. Paid Members are waived from the paid deposit requirement. Paid Members, add yourself to the Wait List, and you will be moved to the Attending List once I am notified of this. If you need to cancel, please do so with at least 24 hours notice, as a courtesy to the organizer. Trial Members, once your deposit has been received, you will be added to the Attending List. Should you need to cancel, you will be refunded your deposit if you cancel with at least 48 hours of the start of the event. Any cancellations thereafter, or a No Show, and you will forfeit your deposit. Those who attend the event will have their deposit applied to their total for the event. Dolan's Uyghur Cuisine opened earlier this month, making them the 4th restaurant to serve this lamb and noodle heavy cuisine from the Xinjiang Province in China. Let's go and check them out. Curious to find out how they compare to Omar's, also in Alhambra. We will order their Big Plate Chicken, Lamb Kebab Skewers, Lamb Soup, and their ground lamb stuffed meat pie called the Goshnaan. Plus, they serve Uyghur style dumplings as well (mantee). Yelp Reviews: https://www.yelp.com/biz/dolan-s-uyghur-cuisine-alhambra EVENT DETAILS: • We will meet in front of the restaurant shortly before they open at Noon. • Cost per person is expected to be about $20 to $25, depending how much food we order, and if you order any beverages, plus tax and gratuity. Please bring at least $40 in CASH (small bills preferred) on hand to settle your portion of the bill. • Parking is available in their own private lot. Street parking is also an option. Be sure to check the signs and meters for any parking restrictions.

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