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Scouting report: Kebabs, kibbeh, cheese dip at John's Kabobs in Monterey Park
Scouting report: Kebabs, kibbeh, cheese dip at John's Kabobs in Monterey Park

Name of the restaurant: John's Kabobs  Concept: A small, not-so-traditional Syrian kebab house surrounded by dim sum restaurants and a Mr. Baguette in Monterey Park. In addition to chicken kebab, beef kebab, gyro and salmon, there's fish and chips, shrimp cocktail and hot wings. Decor is minimal, you can eat inside at one of the few tables, but the majority of the business is catering or take-out orders.  What dish represents the restaurant and why?  The chicken kebab plate and a side of Changlish cheese. Chunks of white meat chicken are dusted with a mild seasoning of black pepper and allspice before hitting the grill. It's similar to the...

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