I've been struggling with where to go, so I have come here for help. My sister is visiting from Florida this Labor day weekend which happened to be my Birthday. Basically it'll be my sister, brother in law, me and my friend. I would like to go out to a nice restaurant where we can all enjoy a good dinner.
I live in SGV for 2 years, so I know the area quite well. My sister loves chinese food specifically cantonese style cooking, and seafood (me too). However my friend is allergic to crab and shrimp, and my brother in law is not a seafood lover (not even lobster, he is okay with fish).
Since it's my birthday, I would like to enjoy a good meal. So I would like to get some suggestions of cantonese dishes to try. Take for example, I've read here that Winter Melon soup is great if I go to restaurant X. If you can recommend dishes to try at specific restaurant, I'll appreciate it greatly.
After my birthday, I'll also bring my sis to FOB-out in SGV because here's very little chinese stuff in Florida. I'm thinking of taking her to Elite for dimsum (NBC is good too, but I am very disappointed with Seafood Harbor 2 weeks ago), most likely Seafood Village in Monterey Park (have not tried it but highly recommended by my friend) or perhaps Newport for Seafood (though for some reason, I'm just okay with Newport).
I know she will be interested in trying out Taiwanese food too, and I can definitely use some help with that. I don't mind driving to Rowland Heights if the food is good. If this helps, I think SinBaLa is okay, and DinTaiFung is good (she's been to DinTaiFung here in LA and in Taipei and we both think the food in Taipei's tasted much-much better than LA's). If you know of a rival to DinTaiFung, that'll be super!
Sorry for too much request, but the key thing is to find a good cantonese restaurant and dishes to try. Thanks very much for any of your suggestions in advance, I've struggled for 2 weeks now and decided to try here. Btw, pardon me coz I'll not be able to reply until the end of the day. Thanks again.