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14 Crazy Offal Joints To Try Right Now in SGV

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Inside Uncle Yu's Indian Restaurant, San Gabriel. [Photo: Yelp]

2008_10_hasmapsla.jpgLong before St. John Restaurant made pig trotters a trendy foodie dish in the nineties, Chinese restaurants in SGV were all practicing the art of nose-to-tail cooking in America. Between spicy kidney and shabu shabu cow stomach, here are 14 restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley where one can get awfully down with offals.

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Beijing Tasty House

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Offal dishes: braised beef tendon, spicy chitterling hot pot, stewed pigs foot, chicken kidney on skewers. No land walking animal is spared here at Beijing Tasty House.

Cui Hua Lou

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Cui Hua Lou grills up a good variety of organs. Lamb kidney is tame compared to the lamb bladder that's also on the menu. There's also lamb "vertebrae", so the only thing missing is lamb pizzle.

Delicious Food Corner

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Pig liver and kidney porridge is a popular breakfast item here at the Cantonese restaurant known for morning food

Fat Bull Cafe

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In addition to the typical tripe and kidney and cow tongue for hotpotting, Fat Bull Cafe also has pig brain and goose intestine. Zombies are welcome.

Feng Wei Restaurant

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Anything that can be chopped up and skewered is offered at Feng Wei: chicken/lamb heart, chicken/lamb kidney, etc. Everything is grilled over live coals by an automated rotating grill.

Kim Ky Noodle House

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The lines here are long enough in the mornings to cause an aneurysm. And if they restaurant could cup that, they would probably toss it into their Chiu Chow style noodle soups as well.

Lunasia

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Popular dimsum dishes of cow stomach (both types) and chicken feet means every dimsum house is full of offals. Lunasia just happens to have a jazz band out front while you wait.

Mien Nghia Noodle Express

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Mien Nghia is another Chiu Chow style noodle house that offers all sorts of guts and a little bit of glory. Even the Hainan chicken rice comes with offals when you ask for dark meat.

My Way Deli

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Pig liver, kidney and intestine can be found dotting the entire Taiwanese snack joint's menu. The popular Taiwanese snack of small sausage in big intestine can also be found here.

Noodles King

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In the apps section alone, duck neck, pig ear, and duck head can be found. In the noodle soups section, kidney and all sorts of offals can be submerged.

Omar's Xingang Halal Restaurant

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Omar's has an Xingang lamb "haggis" soup as well as spicy ox tripe. It takes an gutsy expert to identify the mystery organs in the "mixed lamb garbage".

Sham Tseng

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Sham Tseng, like many other Cantonese-style BBQ houses, have several types of pig intestines. One can get just a pound of braised intestines over rice for $7 or so.

Tasty Noodle House

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While Tasty Noodle isn't known for offals, the scallion stuffed fried intestine is a very popular starter snack, and the squid and kidney stir fry is the perfect accompaniment to some hot scallion pancakes.

Uncle Yu's Indian

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The spicy intestine and pigs blood hot pot, loaded with garlic, stinks to high heaven here at Uncle Yu's Indian. To finish off, go with the basil duck tongue, chicken butt and chicken liver skewers.

Beijing Tasty House

Offal dishes: braised beef tendon, spicy chitterling hot pot, stewed pigs foot, chicken kidney on skewers. No land walking animal is spared here at Beijing Tasty House.

Cui Hua Lou

Cui Hua Lou grills up a good variety of organs. Lamb kidney is tame compared to the lamb bladder that's also on the menu. There's also lamb "vertebrae", so the only thing missing is lamb pizzle.

Delicious Food Corner

Pig liver and kidney porridge is a popular breakfast item here at the Cantonese restaurant known for morning food

Fat Bull Cafe

In addition to the typical tripe and kidney and cow tongue for hotpotting, Fat Bull Cafe also has pig brain and goose intestine. Zombies are welcome.

Feng Wei Restaurant

Anything that can be chopped up and skewered is offered at Feng Wei: chicken/lamb heart, chicken/lamb kidney, etc. Everything is grilled over live coals by an automated rotating grill.

Kim Ky Noodle House

The lines here are long enough in the mornings to cause an aneurysm. And if they restaurant could cup that, they would probably toss it into their Chiu Chow style noodle soups as well.

Lunasia

Popular dimsum dishes of cow stomach (both types) and chicken feet means every dimsum house is full of offals. Lunasia just happens to have a jazz band out front while you wait.

Mien Nghia Noodle Express

Mien Nghia is another Chiu Chow style noodle house that offers all sorts of guts and a little bit of glory. Even the Hainan chicken rice comes with offals when you ask for dark meat.

My Way Deli

Pig liver, kidney and intestine can be found dotting the entire Taiwanese snack joint's menu. The popular Taiwanese snack of small sausage in big intestine can also be found here.

Noodles King

In the apps section alone, duck neck, pig ear, and duck head can be found. In the noodle soups section, kidney and all sorts of offals can be submerged.

Omar's Xingang Halal Restaurant

Omar's has an Xingang lamb "haggis" soup as well as spicy ox tripe. It takes an gutsy expert to identify the mystery organs in the "mixed lamb garbage".

Sham Tseng

Sham Tseng, like many other Cantonese-style BBQ houses, have several types of pig intestines. One can get just a pound of braised intestines over rice for $7 or so.

Tasty Noodle House

While Tasty Noodle isn't known for offals, the scallion stuffed fried intestine is a very popular starter snack, and the squid and kidney stir fry is the perfect accompaniment to some hot scallion pancakes.

Uncle Yu's Indian

The spicy intestine and pigs blood hot pot, loaded with garlic, stinks to high heaven here at Uncle Yu's Indian. To finish off, go with the basil duck tongue, chicken butt and chicken liver skewers.

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