The Gold Standard: Earthen

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LA Weekly columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold brings another restaurant that meets the Gold Standard. This time it's Chinese deli food, which features noodles and dumplings, at Earthen in Hacienda Heights located inside the big 99 Ranch Plaza. Jonathan recommends the scallion pancakes (shape of the pan) fried dumpling. It's like a throw pillow taken out of its cover and has pork and scallions inside. The noodle wrapping is luxurious and oily. The half chicken is served cold and served blanketed with raw, sliced garlic. The steamed fish dumplings are very tasty as well.

Earthen Restaurant
1639 S Azusa Ave (just off the 60 Fwy)
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745