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Indian (as in Native American) Chinese Restaurant

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Indian (as in Native American) Chinese Restaurant

Chandavkl | Oct 14, 2004 02:00 AM

The name Indian Restaurant in San Gabriel (633 S. San Gabriel Bl.) suggests the height of cross cultural culinary adventures, but alas it merely represents the latest in kitschy Los Angeles dining. This operation is best described as Hong Kong style food in a wild west setting, with its loglike wooden doors, tables, and bench seating, and old west parchment menus. The Indian part comes from the waitresses, sort of dressed in Native American style, if you call putting a feather or leather headband in your hair Native American. The menu actually looks interesting with a number of unusual barbecue items on the menu, such as bbq beef noodles with on choy. However, if this dish is representative, barbecue only means spicy, and not the use of barbecue sauce. Obviously the concept of political correctness hasn't reached some of the Asian immigrant community, which isn't all bad. While the same restaurant if located in downtown Los Angeles would probably trigger massive demonstrations that would be reported on the 11 pm news, in this corner of the San Gabriel valley it can remain rather innocuous.

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