I didnt know that the Chinese food in NYC is very different in quality than the stuff you get in LA. ( I was reading a post on the Manhattan board about good Chinese that is not "gloppy" - a word taken from that thread! I just moved to Pasadena a year ago from NYC. I never loved Chinese in NYC, the take out stuff tastes horrible after it leaves the restaurant and it never seemed healthy to me. Now that I am in LA, would like to try the Chinese food here, and compare it to what I had in NY. Any suggestions in the LA/San Gabriel Valley would be greatly appreciated.