Old Country Cafe

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Old Country Cafe
2 E Valley Blvd
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 284-4610

Despite it being the oldest Taiwanese restaurant in the SGV, and my affinity for all things Taiwanese (except snobby women), I’ve never been to Old Country Cafe in Alhambra. And despite its HEInous exclusion from LA Weekly’s 10 Classic Taiwanese Dishes list, one of the Taiwanese dishes that immediately comes to mind is the Taiwanese pork chop rice. Old Country Cafe has everything you’d want in the dish: a wonderfully marinated and fried pork chop on some deliciously braised ground pork (lu rou) over rice, served with cabbage, mustard greens, and a tea egg. It’s nothing fancy; just a well-executed classic, humbly served and even moreso priced. Do note that the boba milk tea is whatevers here, but that’s not the reason you’d go anyways.

Cuisine City/Neighborhood Price Grade
Taiwanese Alhambra $ B+

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