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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Beijing Tasty House

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8118 Garvey Avenue, Garvey Square Shopping Center
Rosemead, CA 91770

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.

2. Cui Hua Lou

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920 East Garvey Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91755

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.

3. Delicious Food Corner

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2327 South Garfield Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754

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

4. Fat Bull Cafe

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120 North San Gabriel Boulevard
San Gabriel, CA 91775

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.

5. Feng Wei Restaurant

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133 West Garvey Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754

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.

6. Kim Ky Noodle House

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1108 South San Gabriel Boulevard
San Gabriel, CA 91776

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.

7. Lunasia

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500 West Main Street, Suite A
Alhambra, CA 91801

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.

8. Mien Nghia Noodle Express

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7755 Garvey Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770

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.

9. My Way Deli

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735 West Garvey Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754

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.

10. Noodles King

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8632 Valley Boulevard
Rosemead, CA 91770

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.

11. Omar's Xingang Halal Restaurant

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1718 New Avenue
San Gabriel, CA 91776

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".

12. Sham Tseng

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34 West Garvey Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754

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.

13. Tasty Noodle House

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827 West Las Tunas Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776

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.

14. Uncle Yu's Indian

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633 South San Gabriel Boulevard #105
San Gabriel, CA 91776

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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1. Beijing Tasty House

8118 Garvey Avenue, Garvey Square Shopping Center, Rosemead, CA 91770

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.

8118 Garvey Avenue, Garvey Square Shopping Center
Rosemead, CA 91770

2. Cui Hua Lou

920 East Garvey Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91755

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.

920 East Garvey Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91755

3. Delicious Food Corner

2327 South Garfield Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754

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

2327 South Garfield Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754

4. Fat Bull Cafe

120 North San Gabriel Boulevard, San Gabriel, CA 91775

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.

120 North San Gabriel Boulevard
San Gabriel, CA 91775

5. Feng Wei Restaurant

133 West Garvey Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754

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.

133 West Garvey Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754

6. Kim Ky Noodle House

1108 South San Gabriel Boulevard, San Gabriel, CA 91776

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.

1108 South San Gabriel Boulevard
San Gabriel, CA 91776

7. Lunasia

500 West Main Street, Suite A, Alhambra, CA 91801

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.

500 West Main Street, Suite A
Alhambra, CA 91801

8. Mien Nghia Noodle Express

7755 Garvey Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770

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.

7755 Garvey Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770

9. My Way Deli

735 West Garvey Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754

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.

735 West Garvey Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754

10. Noodles King

8632 Valley Boulevard, Rosemead, CA 91770

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.

8632 Valley Boulevard
Rosemead, CA 91770

11. Omar's Xingang Halal Restaurant

1718 New Avenue, San Gabriel, CA 91776

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".

1718 New Avenue
San Gabriel, CA 91776

12. Sham Tseng

34 West Garvey Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754

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.

34 West Garvey Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754

13. Tasty Noodle House

827 West Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776

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.

827 West Las Tunas Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776

14. Uncle Yu's Indian

633 South San Gabriel Boulevard #105, San Gabriel, CA 91776

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.

633 South San Gabriel Boulevard #105
San Gabriel, CA 91776

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