My parents told me about this new-ish place that specialize Chinese breakfast and good beef pancake near where they live. It has an odd name in English: “Doe Jon Station”. I assume “Doe Jon” means “Dou Jiang” (Soy Milk) as its Chinese name is “豆漿大王”, or “The King of Soy Milk” in English. According to their menu, this place is opened by the same family as the famous restaurant of the same name in Taiwan (?) The place looks like all the other good authentic Chinese places in LA: badly decorate, zero ambience, hole in the wall.
For those who aren’t familiar with Chinese breakfast, Soy milk is the stable item. It’s either serves sweet or savory like a soup, depends how you like it. I personally prefer the savory ones, it has pickled cabbage and chopped youtiao inside. Yummy!
Really good youtiao (Deep Fried Bread sticks) and Sticky Rice Roll! These two items are essential items of a good Chinese breakfast in my opinion, they reminded me of childhood. The Sticky rice roll is the exact kind I like which has fried bread stick and pickled cabbage inside. Both are must get items.
Sesame pancake with Beef and Northern style scramble tofu soup. My parents highly recommended the beef pancake, the thin slice beef is flavorful and the pancake has great crunchy texture. The tofu soup is however, so-so.
I’m glad to find a place that serves good authentic Chinese breakfast. Their menu also has more stuffs beyond just Chinese breakfast items, like noodle, dumplings, xiao lung bao etc… I’ll give them a try next time I’m there.
豆漿大王 Doe Jon Station
46 W Las Tunas Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006