I'll be directing my chow group over to Mei Long Village sometime this month to introduce them to XLB. But since we're driving from the SFV, it would be nice to order something else to round out the meal. Unfortunately, this group has adventurous stomachs but sometimes has xenophobic eyes -- if I can tell them that something is great, then they'll order and enjoy it, otherwise they'll pick something "safe". So, what else is fantastic at MLV?
Or, if MLV is a one-trick pony, then where else should we head for world-class XLB plus a few other excellent dishes that we can't get outside the SGV? (Preferably not too much farther away...)
Finally, one of our number doesn't eat red meat, and can't handle more than a little bit of onion. So bonus points if a couple of these dishes conform to his tastes. (Yeah, I know, tall order.)