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ISO of Takoyaki "aka" Octopus balls (Downtown LA/SGV)

SO has been wanting to try some. I had some a while back at a Shabu Shabu place...was pretty eh. Searched the board and came up with Asa Ramen in Torrance which is quite a drive. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, hounds!

Aug 11, 2008
hungry_hippo in Los Angeles Area

Boba novice seeks advice

^^ Yes, I second Tea Station as well. My only gripe is the cups. The lids are flimsy and tend to leak so make sure you don't tilt the cup unless you want tea/juice all over yourself. They used to use the brand Solo but have since switched to a cheaper brand. I know they're not hurting for money since they have over 12 locations and more to come.

Feb 20, 2008
hungry_hippo in Los Angeles Area

pho in LA/SGV v. pho in the OC

I think he was talking about Pho Huynh on Garvey Ave. There's a body shop behind the restaurant.

Dec 09, 2007
hungry_hippo in Los Angeles Area

Being dragged to Pink Taco - anything edible?

^^ Exactly! Sometimes the line is around the corner. I don't think people would wait in line if the food isn't "edible" *rolls eyes*

Nov 26, 2007
hungry_hippo in Los Angeles Area

Late dinner near the Forum?

Going to a concert at the Forum tomorrow night...planning to grab dinner after show. Any kind of food is okay. Anyone know the area? Thanks in advance!

Oct 22, 2007
hungry_hippo in Los Angeles Area

My friend is a BAD tipper

Oh my goodness! Your story reminds me of an old co-worker I knew years ago. We went to CPK (her choice) and the tab came to $25 something. Anyhoo, when the check came I paid my share plus tax and tip but she only paid for her share of the food! I called her out on it and she said she doesn't believe in tipping. She said they are already getting paid (salary) so there's no need to tip. What the hell?! She also said if she's feeling "generous" should would leave 50 cents and no more. Dang, she's generous! EGAD! Anyway, I slipped a couple more dollars to cover it. I never went out with her again. Can't stand stingy people!

Oct 10, 2007
hungry_hippo in Not About Food

What restaurant dish if you have to eat it for 30 days straight...GO

Beef all the way! The soup is clear and delicious...very little MSG.

Pho Huynh
9706 E. Garvey Ave.
S. El Monte, CA 91733
(626) 350-6688

Hours: M-F 8AM - 7PM, SAT-SUN 8AM - 5PM

Oct 10, 2007
hungry_hippo in Los Angeles Area

The Right Way to Eat Noodles

I can't noisy eaters! That's a pet peeve of mine and I think it's rude. My mom has a habit of slurping her noodles and banging her utensils again the bowl or plate. ARGH! It's funny cos she's quiet as a mouse when in public. I asked her and she said it's different when you're at home. Granted, I don't eat when she's eating.

Oct 10, 2007
hungry_hippo in Features

What restaurant dish if you have to eat it for 30 days straight...GO

Pho! I can eat it morning, noon and night!

Oct 09, 2007
hungry_hippo in Los Angeles Area

Hoffy Natural Casing hot dogs at Claro's

Nathan's hot dogs with natural casing. $3.48 (six pack)

Lucky
1000 East Valley Blvd. (cross street Granada Ave.)
Alhambra, CA
(626) 281 - 2028

Oct 03, 2007
hungry_hippo in Los Angeles Area

Hoffy Natural Casing hot dogs at Claro's

Thanks for the tips! I love hot dogs with natural casing. I recently discovered that most supermarket now carries Nathan's hot dogs with natural casing. Yay! They come in a pack of six for $3.48.

Oct 01, 2007
hungry_hippo in Los Angeles Area

Is Boba for old fogeys like me (and you?)

Yes, it's also known as bubble tea and pearl tea. Same thing...

Oct 01, 2007
hungry_hippo in General Topics

your favorite americanized mexican resturant?

Chano's!

Sep 06, 2007
hungry_hippo in Los Angeles Area

Savoy- Hainan Chicken

Savoy is overrated and some of the sauces are totally wrong. The Vietnamese place in the shopping center with the Asian Market 168 is better. It's on Valley and New Ave.

Aug 30, 2007
hungry_hippo in Los Angeles Area

Mangosteen at San Gabriel Super Store

Thanks for the tip! My mom loves that store so I'll have her go and check it out.

Aug 14, 2007
hungry_hippo in Los Angeles Area

Fruit-a-Freeze

Does anyone know where I can still get these? They are frozen fruit bars with real pieces of fruit stuck in there. They are so good and creamy especially on a hot day. I used to get them at Vons and Ralph's but don't see them anymore.

I tried the Dreyer's Fruit bars and it doesn't even come close.

Please help me or suggestion a replacement. Thank you!

BTW, I am around the SGV area.

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Aug 09, 2007
hungry_hippo in General Topics

Chains that are good

Wendy's, Ben and Jerry's, Haagen Dazs and Quizno's!

Aug 08, 2007
hungry_hippo in Chains

Best Ramen (San Gabriel Valley)

Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata is overrated and the service blows. Foo-Foo Tei is much better.

Aug 08, 2007
hungry_hippo in Los Angeles Area

Wow, You Eat a Lot

What about the ones that LOVE to hear people comment about their "supposedly" hearty appetite?

I used to know two girls who would brag they eat like horses but it was all talk. I would see them pick at their foods and or tell me it wasn't cooked the way they like it. They would take one bite and say it's awful. They love it when people (friends/strangers) compliment on how they can be so skinny *rolls eyes*

Aug 08, 2007
hungry_hippo in Features

Cootie Call

I wouldn't touch the cake and tell her she can have it. Gross!

Aug 08, 2007
hungry_hippo in Features

McDonalds or Wendy's or Burger King??

BK - French toast sandwich: french toast sandwiched between two round slices of maple-flavored, deep fried french toast is an egg, sausage and cheese filling. HEAVEN!

Wendy's - chili and burgers

I hate McD's.

Aug 04, 2007
hungry_hippo in Chains

Haribo Twin Cherries: The Best Gummi

I'm a total fan of the Kasugai brand. I would get them at the San Gabriel Mitsuwa or J-Town. My favorite is the green grape. Soooooo good!

Aug 03, 2007
hungry_hippo in General Topics

The votes are in...

Olive Garden better than Buca?! That's funny! haha

Aug 02, 2007
hungry_hippo in Chains

what happened to haagen dazs [moved from Manhattan board]

YES!! I totally agree! Although I am addicted to the Chunky Monkey. YUM!!

Jul 29, 2007
hungry_hippo in General Topics

Hainanese Chicken Rice?

I agree with you about Savoy's sauces. Totally wrong...

Jul 28, 2007
hungry_hippo in Los Angeles Area

Looking for the best breakfast burrito in SGV

Thanks everyone for all your recommendations. I'm going to try it tomorrow morning...first stop...Lucky Boy!!!

Jul 26, 2007
hungry_hippo in Los Angeles Area

Looking for the best breakfast burrito in SGV

I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find a good breakfast burrito in or around the SGV. I want something big and hearty and not some limp crap at Taco Bell or Carl's Jr haha I used to go school around La Mirada and this place (forgot name) served one of the best breakfast burrito, ever. It was loaded with potatoes, eggs, cheese w/ your choice of: bacon, ham or sausage. You can get all three meat choices which I usually do. I really miss it but don't want to drive 30-45 minutes every morning. TIA!

Jul 26, 2007
hungry_hippo in Los Angeles Area