Though the Chinese beef noodle soup and various vegetable and tofu dishes are disappointing, Earthen is a great place for nibbles, including scallion pancakes that are among the best hobbess has ever tried. The pot stickers are exemplary too, heinous says: “Great caramelization on the bottoms, nice and juicy on the inside, but not overly greasy.” Fried pork and boiled fish dumplings are both excellent, says A5 KOBE, and the beef roll is good. And everybody seems to like the cold house chicken.

Earthen Restaurant [San Gabriel Valley]
1639 S. Azusa Avenue, Hacienda Heights

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