As I mentioned a few pages back in writing about a Chinese restaurant called Wan-Q, my family had its favorite place to get chow mein and it wasn’t Kowloon.
Kowloon was at 6124 W. Pico Boulevard, just east of La Cienega. It was across the street from where the post office there now is located. I remember it as a dark place with nice decor but they didn’t prepare the food the way Wan-Q did and so we didn’t like it and now that I think about it, I’m not sure why we even went there. I think it was my Aunt Dot’s penchant for trying new things that caused us to forsake a Chinese restaurant we loved and which was closer to us for one that was a bit farther away and an unknown quantity. To this day, if I find a place I like, I stick with it and don’t bypass it for something that, at best, might be just as good. I think this all flows from the lesson I learned when we tried Kowloon.