We tried Shiang Garden for the first time. Two dishes were good, while the last was a miss. We made the mistake of chosing from their set lunch menu.
Initially served a soup - somewhat sweet clear broth with one moderately sized piece of chicken in it. The sweetness was off putting for my palate.
They suggested the black mushrooms fried in garlic sauce - this was succulent mushrooms dripping with flavor from the little sauce sticking to it. Really great dish.
Ham and scallions - this was good too, but not that unusual to sit up and take notice. Will try other items if there is a next visit. Waiter said the other two occupied tables had ordered this - so we went with it.
The last dish was also recommended by the - some kind of beef with greens - this was quite poor - almost like boiled beef, in a lightly flavored broth - no distinctive flavor or taste to the meat. Asked for their hot sauce (which was somewhat unique - had more vegetables in it than hot chile paste) - which made it somewhat bearable. It came to $16 for two before tips.
Should have tried some ham dishes instead.
Shiang Garden (north west corner of Atlantic and Garvey) 111 N. Atlantic Blvd., Suite 351 (third floor), Monterey Park
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