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V.I.P. Chinese Restaurant (China Islamic) -- Rowland Heights

nubi | Feb 21, 200310:07 PM

There's a book called "Table for One", co-authored by Michael Kaminer(sp?) and Merrill Schindler. The copyright indicates it was/is published in 2003.

While perusing the book in Border's, I noticed an entry for this restaurant, China Islamic, and decided to try it out.

It's located on the corner of Fullerton Rd and Colima, in the same strip mall as Feedable -- the all-you-can-eat Korean place. It's now called V.I.P. Chinese Restaurant.

I had Lamb Dough Slice Chow Mein (homemade noodles w/ lamb) and Sesame Bread with Green Onion. There were also two small plates: kimchi and pickled cucumbers? The noodles were irregular -- like slices off a sheet of dough -- and chewy. The lamb was fine ... halal, I presume. The bread had a crunchy sesame crust and a soft center sprinkled with chopped scallions.

Has anyone else been to V.I.P.? How does it compare to other Islamic Chinese restaurants?

FYI: The book also mentions Yen Ching (sp?), Happy Family, and Feedable for the Rowland Heights area.

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