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Magic Restroom soft opens.

Hah no. But they do lift up. Full photo gallery is here: http://clarissawei.com/2013/10/14/hol...

Oct 14, 2013
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Magic Restroom soft opens.

Actually Tony, the menu names are completely normal. No golden poop rice. There is magic curry though.

Oct 14, 2013
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Stinky Tofu Poutine

i used chopsticks. but hey, if you want smelly fingers -- go for it.

Jul 17, 2013
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Stinky Tofu Poutine

the "gravy" was garlic-based. not shown in photo

Jul 17, 2013
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Stinky Tofu Poutine

So I stumbled upon this gem yesterday. It's stinky tofu in french fry form. One of the stinkiest [if not the, stinkiest] variations I've had of this putrid dish. Shrimp-based brine.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...

[and I've tried, Tofu King, Lee's Garden, Old Country, QQ Kitchen, all the ones at the 626 night market, to name a few]

201 E Bay Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

Jul 17, 2013
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SGV chinese food walk - thoughts?

Sea Harbour has went down significantly in quality recently. Try Lunasia. I promise you it's 100x better.

Jul 17, 2013
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SGV chinese food walk - thoughts?

Nothing. The dumplings are great but Hui Tou Xiang has a more interesting selection

Jul 17, 2013
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SGV chinese food walk - thoughts?

I personally think Yi Mei Deli Co and Four Seas is better

Jul 17, 2013
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SGV chinese food walk - thoughts?

Oh. And don't forget Lunasia for dim sum [all day]

Jul 17, 2013
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SGV chinese food walk - thoughts?

Skip Luscious, Dean Sin World and esp Mon Land Hot Pot. Overrated. Hui Tou Xiang will give you all you need for dumplings. Mon Land is outdated. Try Boiling Point if you want good hot pot. Or even Jazz Cat if you're feeling a bit fancier.

Pass on Huge Tree. Try Garage Restaurant for breakfast. It's Tianjin breakfast. Order the fried dough with brown sugar. You'll be amazed.

If you're in Rowland Heights, I highly suggest a stop by Silk Road Garden.

Jul 17, 2013
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Most Interesting Bakeries in LA?

I'm a huge fan of Oh My Pan in San Gabriel

Jul 11, 2013
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Tacolandia: Anyone Planning on Going? Kill 30 birds with one stone for Dish of the Month!

Pleasure. Bill's a friend of mine. Yeah! That'd be great :]

Jun 08, 2013
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Tacolandia: Anyone Planning on Going? Kill 30 birds with one stone for Dish of the Month!

PeterCC + ns1. Perhaps I'll finally get to "meet" you guys in person!

Jun 07, 2013
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HK cages in the SgV: is this from one of us ????

http://clarissawei.com/resume/ <- That's my path.

I've done 11 internships (12 if you count USA Today) since I was 17 and eventually they led to freelance gigs. I started off with CNN in Shanghai as my first official freelance job but I've had bylines in LA Weekly, CBS, etc since the beginning of college because of those internships.

More gigs lead to another and here I am.

Jun 03, 2013
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HK cages in the SgV: is this from one of us ????

[lolz at the questions]
It's not my full-time (i wish). Currently working as an assistant producer at KCET.

Jun 03, 2013
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HK cages in the SgV: is this from one of us ????

That's because I took those photographs...

Jun 03, 2013
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The new, other Shen Yang (Monterey Park)

nope it's northeastern chinese.

May 29, 2013
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The new, other Shen Yang (Monterey Park)

lmao.

i personally hated it. too "suan" 酸

May 29, 2013
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The new, other Shen Yang (Monterey Park)

+ The fried chicken platter is delicious.

May 29, 2013
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The new, other Shen Yang (Monterey Park)

Went there the other day. The race dog meat is actually pork in a fermented sauce.

They're known for the cold noodles. (get the sweet and sour one)

The entire staff is from Shen Yang.

May 29, 2013
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Best Japanese in San Gabriel Valley?

Wonderful Restaurant on New Ave (it's secretly Taiwanese, but the Japanese selections are great)

May 20, 2013
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Q&A with our very own Chandavkl (aka "David Chan")

I'm surprised no one wrote about you earlier. If anyone else out there has a epic stash of Chinese food related spreadsheets.... let me know.

May 10, 2013
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HK egg tarts in LA?

Suggestions? I got Kee Wah, Phoenix and Diamond Bakery down. I guess there's the dim sum places... but I prefer stand alone joints.

May 08, 2013
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Looking for a secret bar

http://ladescargala.com

La Descargala is my absolute fav. They have burlesque nights + bands.

Or Lock and Key.

(both have cool "secret" entrances. kinda tacky but use your imagination)

May 06, 2013
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Top 10 Chinese In L.A. List To End Them All

i stopped reading once i saw the words "mabo tofu"

May 02, 2013
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Best Take Out Dim Sum - SGV

Lunasia does dim sum to go. My personal fav.

Apr 24, 2013
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AYCE Korean BBQ?

+1 Oo-kook on Rosemead Blvd. The salad bar is awesome.

Apr 15, 2013
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Calzone and More at Yue Lai in San Gabriel

hahah you and fish dumplings.

Apr 15, 2013
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Dim Sum Confidential

it was a brutal sight indeed. especially the tub of leftover fingernails. (not shown)

Apr 11, 2013
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10 Best XLB In Los Angeles

(response above)

Here's the listing: http://travel.cnn.com/shanghai/eat/de...

Apr 10, 2013
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