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Try Secret Menus From SGV Restaurants At The Chinese Cuisine Festival

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Foodies, rejoice! The first Chinese Cuisine Festival to hit San Gabriel Valley will launch March 7 and run through March 16. And get this: some of the restaurants involved in the event will be serving dishes off of their "secret menus." (You had us at "secret menus.")

The L.A. Times dubs the Chinese Cuisine Festival as "SGV Restaurant Week." It really is, considering that Icon Union, the Chinese student marketing group putting on the event, has rounded up 13 restaurants to participate. The hand-picked restaurants will either have secret menus (which are items that aren't usually listed, but regulars know about them), special menus, or offer combo deals.

The roster, which celebrates different regional food in China include: Chengdu Taste, Duck House, Wok B.B.Q., Three Travellers Bone Hot Pot, Hong Yei Restaurant, Dong Ting Chun, Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, Hunan Style Restaurant, Beijing Restaurant, Spicy City, Beijing Tasty House, Haige Star and Zheng’s Fusion.

Henry Huang, one of the organizers, told the Times that his group selected different Chinese dishes and then researched what were the top restaurants in the SGV serving those dishes:

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"However, most Chinese foodies, especially international students, are not Yelp users, so we did not heavily rely on its rating system," Huang said. "Since Icon Union is the largest Chinese student platform in California, it has a very strong student base and we have collected a lot of restaurant preferences on our social media. We think their experiences reflect what the most popular Chinese food and flavors are in China right now.

You can find out more information about the event and the secret menus at Chinese Cuisine Festival's Facebook page.