Best Guide to Chinese Food, January 2004
From Chaozhou cooking to Hong Kong-style coffeehouses, Carl Chu takes us on a tour of the local culinary scene in Finding Chinese Food in Los Angeles
. His tireless navigation through the “paradisiacal sandlot” of the San Gabriel Valley is indispensable when we’re scouting the strip malls of Alhambra for hubei doupi
and rock candy pork rump. Chu peppers his guide with illustrated primers on the different regional cuisines and genres in the city, making it easy to order with authority whenever the dim sum lady rolls past with her cart.