Encompassing influences from Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific Islands, Los Angeles offers a culinary culture as vibrant and varied as its community. Recently, a number of local restaurants received an award recognizing their dedication to authentic international cuisine.
Six restaurants located throughout Los Angeles County received the Overseas Quality Restaurant award from the Overseas Community Affairs Council in Taiwan. Established by the Taiwanese federal agency in 2013, the award honors establishments that best represent Taiwanese cuisine and culture abroad. In addition to being in operation for three years or more, award winners must also maintain an A rating from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The council presented the Overseas Quality Restaurant award to 36 restaurants across the United States in 2014 and has recognized a total of 70 establishments throughout the U.S. and Toronto since the award’s inception.
Out of approximately 200 Taiwanese eateries located throughout Southern California, the Overseas Community Affairs Council chose to single out Fu-Shing Chinese Szechwan Cuisine in Pasadena, New Noodle King in Alhambra, Monja Taiker in Rosemead, both Uncle Yu’s Indian Theme Restaurant and Wonderful Restaurant in San Gabriel, and Pearl’s Restaurant in Monterey Park. Many of these establishments, including Pearl’s and New Noodle King, have served the Los Angeles metropolitan area for several decades.