I rolled out to the new Shen Yang on Garvey, just east of Atlantic, with two friends (and one thoroughly bored daughter) after reading TonyC's mention on L.A. Eater. I always liked the Shen Yang on San Gabriel Blvd. (cumin chicken bones!) and given that this one is closer, it was worth peeping.
Before we proceed any further, I need some confirmation on WTF this dish is: http://goo.gl/rZ5Px
It says "race dog meat" and I was told by one friend that it's referring to greyhound meat, at least that's the literal translation. Now...I know things get lost in translation on these menus all the time but is this place actually advertising that they serve greyhound meat?!?!?!
Suffice to say...we didn't order it.
Did get the cumin chicken bone which was decent...less greasy, slightly more meaty than the ones at SY SG though also crazy salty.
The Korean-style cold noodles were on-point. I haven't had any in about two years so I don't feel like I'm capable of rendering a relative opinion about whether it's better or worse than any other place but it tasted good.
We got the braised pork ribs but those were no big deal. Decent but not memorable.
The la-pan-mien was great; just the right amount of sour. Could have used a little more noodles in the dish but all said, really good stuff.
Dry green beans with a ton of crumbled pork. This was fine. Not memorable.
A plate of lamb skewers. This was good but it's lamb skewers: hard to mess up.
I'd definitely go back again, tons on the menu left to try. But yeah, "race dog meat." Uhhhhhh.
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