When it comes to Taiwanese street food, Won Won Kitchen is where it’s at, says ipsedixit. After selling the formerly formidable QQ Kitchen last year, its ex-owner opened Won Won in the adjacent strip mall, with pretty much the same menu: oyster and egg, pork chop rice, rice stick noodles, and “Taiwanese tamales” (sticky rice dumplings in bamboo leaves–zhongzi). It’s all just as good as in the old QQ days. (The original QQ has gone downhill under the new ownership.) Unfortunately, QQ’s delicious black pepper chicken rice and stinky tofu aren’t on the menu, but you can still get them if you ask nicely.
Although Won Won has the edge with simple soup noodle dishes and rice plates, Ay-Chung is a good place for Taiwanese eats too. The menu is bigger than WW’s, but as condiment points out, it’s essentially a one-dish restaurant: if you haven’t had the thin noodles in gravy with bits of beef intestine, you haven’t eaten at Ay-Chung.
My Way Deli is also a good Taiwanese spot, adds ipsedixit.
Won Won Kitchen [San Gabriel Valley]
9461 Las Tunas Dr., Temple City
Ay-Chung Rice Noodle [San Gabriel Valley]
140 W. Valley Blvd., #208, San Gabriel
Ay-Chung Rice Noodle [Inland of LA]
1015 Nogales St., Rowland Heights
My Way Deli [San Gabriel Valley]
735 W. Garvey Ave., Monterey Park