While it offers mainstream Chinese for the office-drone set, the truthfully (though boringly) titled Best Foods actually specializes in Shaanxi cuisine. Its most famous meal is the yangrou paomo, which finds pita bread boiled into a lamb soup—as hearty as it sounds. What Best Foods calls “Chinese hamburger” is really roujiamo, which eschews condiments and veggies in favor of meat, meat, meat. And the sweetbread soup is the best offal dish in Orange County: earthy and milky and delicious.
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