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Shaanxi in Monterey Park at Elp Wok

Chandavkl | Apr 27, 2015 05:07 PM

The area upstairs from the Hong Kong Supermarket in Monterey Park has had an interesting history. Nearly 30 years ago it was Deli World, an early day food court of perhaps four stations where diners could overlook the shoppers at the Hong Kong Supermarket below. While wildly successful at one time, business died out and the area was sealed up. Then about a dozen years ago, the windows were covered over and the space re-opened, first as a cafeteria, then followed by a series of shabu places (which I suspect had continuous ownership despite a number of name changes). However, as reported by TonyC, something new has taken over in the form of Elp Wok (wonder why they chose that name--rhymes with Yelp? Sounds like elf?). Elp Wok serves what they describe as "Griddle Cooked" food, with a basic charge for the meat or seafood drypot of your choice, plus additional side dishes. They also serve what they call local delicacies, such as liang pi noodles, pork sandwiches, hand pulled noodles, plus dishes such as big plate chicken and big bowl fish. Also a section of spiced duck parts. Besides the liang pi noodles, which were the best I could recall having, I had the pork sandwich and the taro cake (which looked like a deep fried grilled cheese sandwich, but which sure seemed to be filled with turnip cake, not taro). On the wall there's this tempting poster showing a bowl of lamb pita bread soup. However they are not serving that yet, but maybe in a few days. Oh, and nice new carpeting up the stairs. Address is 127 N. Garfield, #Y.

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