We (meaning three white folks and one Taiwanese) were planning to have a pre-theatre dinner in Chinatown, that is until I read the postings on Chinatown and remembered that I had stopped going to Americanized Chinese places over a decade ago. This seemed to be a natural, inevitable step, because I had moved to San Gabriel. My two favorite places are Newport Seafood on Las Tunas and a little hole in the wall (that I don't know the name of ) that serves Hunnan food, located in the little strip mall next to the Holiday Inn on Valley. So after reading two boards on Chow, I thought better of the idea of going to eat in Chinatown. There is Yang chow right here in Pasadena and I don't go there either anymore.
So, that said-- finally my question-- I'd love opinions about favorite Chinese restaurants on Valley Boulevard or elsewhere in San Gabriel ( the city, not the whole valley) because we'd like to go somewhere new before heading down to the music center.