The Minty’s Wonton Party: Auntie Ping Kitchen
My love for Hong Kong style, Cantonese pork and shrimp wontons is fairly well-documented. I have done crawls in Seattle and most recently in Hong Kong. Every time I have some great ones outside of Los Angeles, I go on a search for them locally in the San Gabriel Valley. It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Noodle Boy which is touted as one of the best in the SGV. But is it? How come I never went back after that first visit years ago? On the other hand, I really liked them at Happy Harbor but I’ve yet to return as well.
This week on the blog, I’m starting my Wonton Party where I explore a different restaurant in the SGV in search of the best wontons. It’s Wonton Week on The Minty!
Over the holidays, I had some time off and I commenced my search at Auntie Ping Kitchen in El Monte.
Auntie Ping is fairly new. They specialize in Hainan chicken and wontons. Although I would giving equal billing to their rice rolls (cheung fun) as well since that’s a popular side order.
In fact, I got them with shrimp. These were okay. I like the version at Mr. Champion better. I did appreciate the yellow leeks in this dish.
Since I got back from Hong Kong, I’ve been having more caffeine. I am suddenly addicted to milk tea. And I really enjoyed this one with the perfectly chewy boba.
As for the wontons, the wrappers were a tiny bit too thick for my liking. It was a good bowl but I did have one bad piece of beef.
Still, I liked the family friendly atmosphere, the ample parking and the feeling I was at a real Cantonese spot. I’ll probably come back to try their Hainan chicken another day.
Auntie Ping Kitchen10472 Garvey Ave., El Monte, CA 91733 — (626) 416-5350 Other Wonton Spots in SGV
Noodle Boy (my original write-up from 2011)
Mr. Champion (Cantonese spot but wontons are just pork)
J&K Hong Kong Cuisine (Chinatown)
New Dragon (Chinatown, recommended)
Uncle John’s Cafe (DTLA)
China Cafe (DTLA)
Ho Ming Kee (Hong Kong)
Mak’s Noodle (Hong Kong- one of my two favorites in HK)
Tsim Chai Kee (my other Hong Kong fave)
Hong Kong Chef (San Jose, CA)
Canton Wonton House (Seattle)
Mike’s Noodle House (Seattle, not recommended)© 2019 The Minty