Shops that dispense Chinese medicinal herbs described in "APrescription for Dinner" (page H4) are situated in areas where ethnic Chinese congregate, such as Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley and Rowland Heights. Most also carry fresh ginger, dried shrimp, dried mushrooms and other ingredients used in Chinese cooking. And some can refer customers to practitioners of Chinese medicine. Here are some sources of Chinese medicinal herbs:
Far-East Center, 734-C N. Broadway, Los Angeles, (213) 617-0020.
Han San Inc., 988 N. Hill St., No. 123, Los Angeles, (213) 613-1288.
Hing-Fat Co., 718 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, (213) 613-0365.
Hong Ning Co. Inc., 827 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, (213) 622-9542.
Man Cheong Ginseng & Herbs Inc., 800-B N. Broadway, Los Angeles, (213) 617-3388.
Mayee Ginseng Co., 943 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, (213) 687-3269.
Park Cheong Tong Ginseng & Herbs, 810 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, (213) 680-0508. Other locations: 114 N. Garfield Ave., Monterey Park, (626) 308-3311; and 18922-D Gale Ave., Rowland Heights, (626) 913-1870.