Man Fook Low  198- Was the best chinese food in L.A. and open late. A little dive downtown.

Man Fook Low 198- Was the best chinese food in L.A. and open late. A little dive downtown.

Chef Chin. This place is currently vying for my #1 in my local neighborhood Chinese food pick. Since changing ownership and chefs, this place has pretty good Taiwanese breakfast on the weekend. The only problem is that it isn't cheap and good. It isn't super pricey either though. They do have hot pot now and are open late on the weekends. Plus for orders be 3 and 6 pm are happy hour, so your 2nd entree is 1/2 off. Now that's pretty good pricing.

Chef Chin. This place is currently vying for my #1 in my local neighborhood Chinese food pick. Since changing ownership and chefs, this place has pretty good Taiwanese breakfast on the weekend. The only problem is that it isn't cheap and good. It isn't super pricey either though. They do have hot pot now and are open late on the weekends. Plus for orders be 3 and 6 pm are happy hour, so your 2nd entree is 1/2 off. Now that's pretty good pricing.

Sam Woo. This is the SD member of this SoCal Chinese food chain. This location is tucked inside the 99 Ranch shopping center. Better parking is located behind the shopping center. Simple, inexpensive Cantonese fare. There is a a super cheap limited menu for $3.50 that is available before 11 am. They are open late. I have no idea why people expect good service at cheap Chinese places. That isn't why people eat here. The roast meats are pretty good as well.

Sam Woo. This is the SD member of this SoCal Chinese food chain. This location is tucked inside the 99 Ranch shopping center. Better parking is located behind the shopping center. Simple, inexpensive Cantonese fare. There is a a super cheap limited menu for $3.50 that is available before 11 am. They are open late. I have no idea why people expect good service at cheap Chinese places. That isn't why people eat here. The roast meats are pretty good as well.

Perennial favorite Charmant consistently delivers on wonderful preparations of classic Taiwanese dishes and stays open late into the night.

Perennial favorite Charmant consistently delivers on wonderful preparations of classic Taiwanese dishes and stays open late into the night.

Bo Bia (Vietnam). 'Rice paper wrapped around a mixture of red Chinese sausage, dried shrimp, jicama, pickled carrot and radish, peanuts, lettuce, noodles and basil, bo bia is usually served with tuong, a tart, mildly spicy beanpaste  sauce. Stalls selling boa bia tend to appear on Saigon streets in the late afternoon.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/vietnam

Bo Bia (Vietnam). 'Rice paper wrapped around a mixture of red Chinese sausage, dried shrimp, jicama, pickled carrot and radish, peanuts, lettuce, noodles and basil, bo bia is usually served with tuong, a tart, mildly spicy beanpaste sauce. Stalls selling boa bia tend to appear on Saigon streets in the late afternoon.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/vietnam

Ivory four-tiered food carrying case in openwork relief, second half of 18th century to early 19th century.

Ivory four-tiered food carrying case in openwork relief, second half of 18th century to early 19th century.

Best Late Night Grub A Chinese restaurant called La Maison V.I.P. in Chinatown, off of Clark and LaGauchetiere. Classic Cantonese food, good chow mein, BBQ duck -- always open late.

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Best Late Night Grub A Chinese restaurant called La Maison V.I.P. in Chinatown, off of Clark and LaGauchetiere. Classic Cantonese food, good chow mein, BBQ duck -- always open late.

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