Dong Nguyen is a neighborhood favorite in San Gabriel. Their menu features languages in Vietnamese, Chinese, English, and Thai. You could say this is the All American restaurant of different nationalities.
On the strong suggestion from Mr. B, this is one of the recommended restaurants on his list. Located in a shopping mall, you’d miss Dong Nguyen if you weren’t looking for it. Inside, the place seems like a typical hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant that you would find in this area.
Mr. B strongly insisted on the Hainan Chicken. Biased with Savory nearby, I was a bit hesitant. But I was wrong. Dong Nguyen’s Hainan Chicken was actually very good. The chicken, on bone, was tender and tasty. I might make an argument that Dong Nguyen might be on par with Savoy’s. I would recommend this place is Savoy was too crowded.