It's that time of the year again when many Angelenos are researching for the annual holiday tradition known as "Chinese dinner on Christmas".
While dozens of SGV Chinese restaurants have opened and closed since the last map, worthy and interesting Chinese restaurants remain far and few West of the 110 freeway. The most serious of the new openings on the Westside would be Qin West, and the most whimsical MJ Cafe. For Southbay residents, the opening of Huaen, a darling noodle shop smaller than a hole-in-the-wall, should be the most welcoming news as Christmas will bring frigid temps best fit for steamy dumplings and juicy buns.
In Chinatown, the re-opening of Empress Pavilion offers a grand setting for families, but Fortune Gourmet offers the old-timey hominess that is so necessary during passive aggressive Festivus gatherings.Read More