Had lunch Wednesday at Shalimar Garden, a combination Pakistani/Chinese restaurant at Holt and Main in Pomona. (The building, which began as a Bob’s Big Boy, has gone through many permutations.) Referring to the twin cuisines, reader Bob Terry advised me: “Be sure to let us loyal readers know how the tandoori eggrolls are, or the orange peel lamb.”
Of course the cuisines aren’t really mixed. I had a beef dish whose name I don’t recall (it was No. 14) and it was pretty good. There was only one other customer there, not a good sign. My waiter, who’s Chinese, said when a customer orders off the Chinese menu, he goes into the kitchen to make it himself.
Other combination restaurants I’m aware of: Giuseppe’s, an Italian/Middle Eastern place in San Antonio Heights; Golden Wok, which has burgers, donuts, Chinese food and Louisiana fried chicken, in Pomona; and Walter’s in Claremont, with Afghan, American and Italian food.