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Wild Caught Salmon from Vietnam at Wahoo's at Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA [moved from Los Angeles board]

are these the ones that escaped from aquaculture farms in New Zealand?

about 11 hours ago
TonyC in General Topics

Chinese restaurants in downtown LA's chinatown? Anything good there, since i notice Chinese restaurants after a post-prandial stroll from Little Jewel

if you're just eating char siu bao, you might as well just skip family pastry and go for CBS. they have a whole wall of baked buns n shit.

don't forget the cheap chicken claw.

about 14 hours ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Go Visit Your Parents: Seree's Coffee Shop in South Central

haha! think i'm gonna get a fried pork chop on rice for lunch.

it's 11am right? we're just all browsing bookmarks for lunch right now, i assume.

about 14 hours ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area
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Go Visit Your Parents: Seree's Coffee Shop in South Central

Ahhh, ok. got it. so this place is a Thai-operated Uncle John's. I wonder why Kwan didn't say that and save hiimself 500 words.

about 15 hours ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Go Visit Your Parents: Seree's Coffee Shop in South Central

what exactly is the pork combo?

about 15 hours ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Go Visit Your Parents: Seree's Coffee Shop in South Central

and in a frat?!?

about 15 hours ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

SGV: MaMa's Kitchen returns...

they flipped the u upside down.

happy to hear the eggy beef roll remains the same gut-bomb. awesome, but p.p. pop is 30 minutes closer so... eeeenh.

1 day ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2014: OFFAL

Very cool. the prep is basically exactly the same as Chinese, except for the dipping sauce? but "better"? and how?

Sep 16, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Good takeout/fast food Koreatown/Mid-Wilshire

SE Corner olympic and western has a big ass Ktown mall. They have everything from the stank (kimchi jigae), to the unstank (Korean katsu/schnitzel), in the quick-service food court.

Coupla blocks up north there's Ktown Galleria, where some of LA's better kimbap's exist at the "Awoolim" stall. Since t'row is still gonna be HOT-AS-FUK, I'd also go for a GIANT cup of their addicting, sugary, sikkye (or however you spell it) slushy. Sikkye slushy is just so damned brilliant.

Sep 16, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

DTLA hounds - need advice, morning DTLA run

My point re: Metro stands despite horrendously inapplicable linkage.

But yes, you're absolutely right, Metro has had a ridership boom. And it is still absolutely garbage. S. Pas to US can be an hour ride. That's a 20 min drive on Monday night. God forbid some Boyle Hts dude needs to get to Rancho Dominguez for work, despite both locale supposedly being served by Metro. As far as parking in Ktown: valet for $2, which doesn't even cover 2 Metro rides now. I have better things to do than stand around for buses versus paying $2.

And note "scooter" (which OP has/had) vs. "car". There's no way a Metro train/bus combo can come even close to a 2-wheeler on a weekday morning. None. Unless the rider gets hit by a cager.

Sep 16, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

DTLA hounds - need advice, morning DTLA run

Scooter > Metro, the slowest, most pointless, most under-utilized ( http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/0... ) subway on the West coast. F that POS public transpo. Just don't park on the sidewalk.

jist is jizz. I don't eat jizz. 2 scoops of McConnell's is better than any korean-japanese-american breakfast.

Congrats on the engagement. Remember, there's something evil in the wedding cake. Don't let her eat it.

Sep 15, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Chicken Papa in Industry

c'mon man, it's not like only the Chinos are ballot-stuffing. This is non-news, even for Chowhound.

Sep 15, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

GCM is Getting The Best Ice Cream Parlour

hence i used "frozen milk-based treats" =)

i still prefer MMoo over everything else in LA.

Sep 15, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

GCM is Getting The Best Ice Cream Parlour

So i finally tried this turkish coffee biz, as well as the churros, and some strawberry flavor

It's well made ice cream, no doubt. but calling it 'b'est is at least three degrees of hyperbole. In DT, I still prefer Uli for frozen milk-based treats. Cuz, LA, and Uli pollen flavor profile is just ridic: http://www.gelateriauli.com/new_flavo...

Sep 15, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Where Can I Get Excellent Chilaquiles in Koreatown?

expresion oaxaquena or sabores oaxaquenos, both avail with chorizo on top...

at expresion, you can also get an "omelette" of chilaquiles.

Sep 12, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Suggested menu for Pailin tonight?

Annnnd yet another Pailin convert.

Per the LA Weekly story, Kruang Tedd has a second-shift Issan staff that's cranking out a pretty sick khao soi & somtum as well. Basically, right now, in LA, between Pailin and KT, we've got khao soi covered.

$55 at Pailin yields a monstrous meal for me. the FOH is the owner, his wife is the head chef, and his kids are bussers during weekend lunch shifts.

FWIW, both dill and turmeric are galactagogues...

Sep 12, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Ruen Pair - City of Industry

Why is it strange? It's been there for almost 5 years now. The East SGV Thais are universally thankful for its existence, as they despise the other "closeby" Thai-Town branch of Hoy-Ha.

Sep 10, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

GCM is Getting The Best Ice Cream Parlour

ask, and you shall receive, M. Molecules. M. Moo definitely knows how to whip cream, and local strawberry sauce, and chocolate sauce... ad nausea.

Chinese restaurants in downtown LA's chinatown? Anything good there, since i notice Chinese restaurants after a post-prandial stroll from Little Jewel

CBS's take-out dimsum is a darn good value. Baked char siu bao is highly edible, better than the ilks of yum cha/dimsum express (SGV). You can get 12 of the buns for like.. one LJ sando.

Obviously the "b"est Chinese in Chinatown right now is:
桂陕一家 http://guishanyijia.com/#work
http://www.yelp.com/biz/qin-west-chin...

Sep 10, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Chicken & Rice Truck - anyone been?

wait, the whole point of japadog IS the mayo (kewpie). Kewpie is ok, yes?

Sep 10, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Gentrification of Los Angeles Chinatown Continues--Little Jewel

good thing there's no natto nor goat cheese in Northern/NE Thai food =)

Sep 10, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area
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Chung King, San Gabriel... where'd it go??

Recently, no doubt.

But it does say "Houlala" in both English and Chinese now. Whenever "now" may have been.

Nice reporting, btw, Minkeychief. I just drove by last Sunday and couldn't tell at all.

Sep 09, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Is it Last Call for B.o.s. ? (Closing)

Also plentiful Latinos at various pho shops on Garvey, S. El Monte, and many to be found at NBC, even Elite. I mean, they may have cooked it in the kitchens, might as well take their fam to eat it.

pho bo/menudo -- same shit, d'frent language.

agree with andytseng. for b.o.s. to say "LA isn't ready" is myopic and blame-shifty. kokkekoko serves practically raw chicken down the block. but I don't have a dog in this fight either way. next.

Sep 09, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Sal's Gumbo Shack on Long Beach Blvd.

This thread is only 2 years old. That Eagle Rock Italian thread is 7.

You're in luck re: gumbo + fish fry bang bang.

There's a fish market at:
Don's Liquor (Indian owned, I believe)
6176 1/2 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90805

And it's on the same block/same side as Sal's. YMMV on the fish fry. G'luck.

Sep 09, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Eagle Rock Italian Bakery

what about the desserts? can everyone chime in on their fave desserts here? I've only had the cannoli + cream puffs here.

also, holy batman thread bump.

Sep 09, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2014: OFFAL

duude, that Pioneer has deep fried gizzard? Not that I'd order that, but... awesome.

Sep 08, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Sal's Gumbo Shack on Long Beach Blvd.

That peach cobbler... with the bona fide crust... and the collards... I can make a meal out of just the 2 items (and a corn bread). Prices are extremely high for the neighborhood, but it's a great replacement for Smokey's (which had some of the worst BBQ in the 'hood).

They didn't have oyster poboy no mo, just shrimp. Unfortunately, it falls far short of R&J Southern. Gotta go back for the gumbo and fried okra.

Sep 08, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Chung King, San Gabriel... where'd it go??

The Chinese signage has changed for sure. But it did take them something like 9MO to install a new sign. I'll make a mental note when I drive by today.

Sep 08, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

best ceviche in town?

I didn't mean anything in particular. JAB & I were correcting ZoeZ above.

The Peruvian joint on Beverly is El Pollon, not El Pollero:
5100 E Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/el-pollon-per...

I've had El Pollero 95 book marked for ages, thanks for the reminder. However, if in Bell, it's hard to pull myself away from the massive aguachiles (and ceviche) selection at El Coraloense.

Sep 08, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Chung King, San Gabriel... where'd it go??

Image Cheng Du is Japanese owned, IIRC.

Chung King's second(?) owner moved to Artesia a couple of years ago, sold the San Gabe location. Chung King Artesia closed in August.

Chung King Monterey Park became Huolala last year.

Chung King in Los Angeles is completely kaput.

Sep 08, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area