10 Best Taiwanese Breakfast Restaurants In Los Angeles
|Mantou with egg|
Doe Jon, (the name means "soy milk" in Chinese) is a Taiwanese breakfast place located in an obscure part of Arcadia. They sell a massive turnip cake and will top everything with a fried egg. Cash only -- and we suggest to treat this place as a take-out restaurant. The seats are limited and the prices are higher than usual, but the food is authentic and generously apportioned. A favorite here is the plain, white mantou with egg. 46 W Las Tunas Drive, Arcadia; (626) 821-2088.
3. Yi-Mei Deli:
Clarissa Wei Flaky green onion pancake
If you're willing to venture further east to Rowland Heights, Yi-Mei Deli is a Taiwanese-owned and operated establishment that has some of the best turnip cakes around. Though they can be inconsistent with their soy milk quality, they produce a flaky shao bing and a green onion pancake that practically mirrors the stuff over at Taiwan. 18414 Colima Road, Rowland Heights; 626-854-9246.
2. Huge Tree Pastry:
Clarissa Wei Beef sandwich at Huge Tree
Featured on the Cooking Channel and covered by most of the media outlets in Los Angeles, Huge Tree Pastry has high scores in both food and service. Their soy milk is authentically nutty and if you order a large size, you'll get enough milk to quench the morning thirst of at least three people. They aren't kidding about the large; the size of that container is shocking. 423 N. Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park; 626-458-8689.
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