China Islamic Restaurant


There are possibly other interesting things on the menu but the main reason I like going to China Islamic in Rosemead is for this delicious, thick bread made with scallions and topped with sesame seeds. It’s hot and chewy inside with a super-crisp crust, quite a nice flavor package. You have to order it as soon as you sit down if you want it with your meal (it takes awhile to make) but it’s an amazing reminder that sometimes the simplest of foods are the most tasty. I usually have it with the peppery Hot and Sour soup (no chicken, please!) and it’s enough eats for the rest of the day. If you’re in the area, you might want to give this bread a try.

China Islamic Restaurant
7727 E. Garvey Ave.
Rosemead, CA 91770

One more pic after the jump..

Look at them oniony layers!

7 thoughts on “China Islamic Restaurant”

  1. We used to have a Chinese Islamic restaurant in the South Bay, and therefore this delicious bread. But it transformed into a Tandoori place, and I’ve been hunting for a replacement. Thanks for the tip – I get midnight cravings for this stuff.

  2. beautiful. i had heard that this place closed, and i was sad that i never had a chance to try it. i am glad that i was wrong. will go asap.

  3. In pinyin, this bread is called “Zimi Dabing”, crudely translated to Sesame Large Bread. There is also a Muslim Chinese place in San Diego on Convoy that has this. Since most Chinese starch is of the unleavened variety, this Xinjiang province cuisine is a great twist on common Chinese food. Highly recommended with a Lamb Stew (also rare in Chinese cooking).

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