Green Zone Cuisine
Categories: Chinese, Asian Fusion
Address: 534 E Valley Blvd (Ste 4-5), San Gabriel, CA 91776
Hours: 11am-10pm everyday except Tuesdays
Price: ~$20per person
Verdict: DEFINITELY. If you're looking for the best Hainan Chicken Rice around LA, look no further. If I could eat here everyday, I would. The food is consistently outstanding and everything on the menu is great. Asian fusion options such as salads and pastas available too.
Hands down one of my favorite restaurants in the Greater LA area. It is my go-to restaurant whenever I'm craving something Asian and healthy. It's not posh and it doesn't necessarily serve exotically creative dishes. It is, however, always clean, dependent and satisfying.
I've eaten at Green Zone Countless times and I've never been disappointed or dissatisfied. Having tried practically every single dish on the menu, from appetizers to inputs, I can vouch that everything here is terrific and consistently reliable in both taste and quality. The ingredients used in all of their dishes are organic; an uncommon attribute in most (affordable) Chinese restaurants. Most, if not all, offerings are non-greasy, health-conscious and nutritious. Taste, nonetheless, is not compromised. Win-win!
Here are the dishes I would recommend: mini spicy wontons (紅油抄手), stir-fry organic vegetables (有機時蔬), steamed cabbage gyoza with pork & shrimp (手工擀皮白菜豬肉鮮蝦餃子), mushroom salad (綜合鮮菇色拉), wonton noodle soup with green noodles (雲吞湯面), Asian grilled organic chicken rice dish (香烤有機雞排) and definitely their signature organic Hainan chicken rice (有機海南雞飯).
The Hainan chicken rice comes with a generous portion of poached, organic skinless boneless and tender chicken parts, a bowl-portion of lemongrass rice, and three different kinds of sauces (sweet soy glazed sauce, ground ginger scallion paste, garlic chili sauce). You can opt to have it "farmer's style" for $ 1 extra (not listed on menu) in which you get served in a bowl (instead of on a plate) with more chicken and more rice.
Service is outstanding for a Chinese restaurant. I have received complimentary ice cream and other food items numerous times on the house as compensation for unfulfilled requests or misplaced orders. The owners and servers are very accommodating and will do what they can to help you have an amazing meal.
I can not recommend this place enough. Please go fill up your tummy with some comforting and healthy Chinese food!