I am looking for a good Chinese restaurant – my favorite is Szechuan – that serves flavorful and authentic food that will not be too "far out" for my 60-something parents. I am a great fan of Fu-Shing in Pasadena, but I want to branch out. Also, I live in Long Beach, and I would rather not drive all the way to Pasadena.
I have been disappointed with some of the other places that I have recently tried. For example, Mission 261 in San Gabriel and Seafood Paradise in Westminster were both good examples of what I am *not* looking for: low-quality seafood, buns with "pork filling," no atmosphere, a little sketchy all-around.
I would very much appreciate any recommendations from other Chowhounders?