The Best Chinese Takeout in America

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10. Beijing Pie House, Monterey Park, California
The golden, flaky Frisbee-sized meat pies called xian bing at Beijing Pie House are something to behold and be held.... more 
Photo by: Credit: Flickr.com/aj-s

10. Beijing Pie House, Monterey Park, California
The golden, flaky Frisbee-sized meat pies called xian bing at Beijing Pie House are something to behold and be held. Splitting their tender crust reveals a paragon of flavorful fillings that eclipse the standard lamb or pork in favor of combinations like pork with summer squash, leek and egg, or shrimp with mushroom. Like a xiaolongbao on steroids, you'll be happy to give these puppies a rest on the ride home lest you feel the wrath of scalding hot meat juices with each bite.
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Thu, Nov 8, 2012 11:58 AM EST
From Sichuan and Cantonese to Shandong and Beijing, we're a fortunate nation to have so many provincial Chinese cuisines represented not just in the larger metropolises but throughout the lower 48 and beyond. The Daily Meal searched America to seek out the best Chinese takeout, from strip mall nooks and holes-in-the-wall to bustling Chinatown institutions and bold new kids on the block. We consulted our own group of chefs and city experts, James Beard Award-winning and nominated chefs like Ken Oringer and Anita Lo and both nationally and locally trusted sources online and in print in cities across the country. Some great places didn't make the list, but after qualifying the food based on authenticity to regional cuisine, speed and of course, flavor, the food from these 10 places emerged as the clear winners. - Zachary Feldman, The Daily Meal



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