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Indian food recommendation SGV

so my wife and I might finally be able to get out to dinner w/o the kids. we are craving indian food. i know SGV is not the hotbed for indian food but we can't go too far.

wondering any recommendation for CH for indian food in SG/Pasadena/MP/ALH/ARcadia/Monrovia area.


Where to buy beef bones?

I'm going to attempt to make pho. However, wondering where I can get beef bones? Can I goto one of the Asian supermarkets, 99 Ranch, Hawaiian or San Gabriel Superstore and get it. I don't see it in the display, do I ask for them?

San Gabriel Superstore
1635 S San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776

99 Ranch
17713 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA

Sam Woo on Las Tunas in San Gabriel, is it better since reopened?

i notice that the Sam Woo on Las Tunas in San Gab. reopened and it even had an "a" rating.

since it reopened, it is better than before. we are within walking distance and thinking about trying it out.


staying new SD Symphony hall, need kid friendly places and food recs

hi there:

family will be making a weekend trek to SD, will be staying near the symphony hall in Downtown SD, would like to know if there's any kid friendly (oldest is 2 yr old) within walking distance.

also, we love hole in the wall and ethnic food (since we are from SGV); we have car and willing to drive. We'll be around balboa park 1 day so any neighborhoods to eat around the park?

daughter loves noodles,

all recs and advise welcome.


Sep 13, 2007
Hungry Like a Wolf in California

In Oahu with car - good eats, good value?

Hey there,
see my posting on my recent (in Feb) trip to Oahu. We drove all over for local and good value food

Have a great time.

Our Oahu trip report (long)

i know, I read about Side Street and was tempted but our toddler girl is not very good at eating out with us. when she's done, that means we are done. I guess we could have gotten take out. it's on my list for next trip

Tropical Caribbean Cafe Pasadena closed

My wife and I had a rare date nite and we wanted to try the Tropical Caribban Cafe that I read on Chow. It sounds good.

Well, we parked and walked, walked past this italian rest (I saw a banner stating they lost their lease in April) and walked past what was Tropical Caribbean and then doubled back and realized we walked past the cafe. to our disappointment, it was closed.

so we decide to head toward Radhikas. It was ok...

Our Oahu trip report (long)

i should have before the trip, I'll take a look at it

Our Oahu trip report (long)

I want to say thanks for everyone on this board and blog for your recommendations on places to eat in Oahu. We decided to take a family vacation with our 20 month toddler before the arrival of our second. Never been Oahu so we decided to stay on the Strip. Boy were we suprised by all the shops there, reminded us of LA. It was a little too busy for us. Anyway, back to the food. We're pretty simple people and really enjoying visiting local/hole in the wall joints. We ate most of our meals at local joints as rec by this board and blog and friends. But we did give in and eat on the strip a couple of times, CPK (it is what it is) and TGIF (regretable). So here's what I have to report and I'll include address if I have it.

Ono Hawaiian Foods on 726 Kapahulu:
This is really local because some of the food items we did not recognize. The "sweet potato" is really a taro. We got the kahlua pork, beef stew and sweet potato and they were all good. The kahlua pork was just right, I've had some that were really really salty but this pork was just right , beef stew was really tasty with lots of beef.
They a la carte options or they have package meal options. We wanted to get package meal but there were some items that we had no idea what they were and my wife is not as adventurous as I am.

Leonardo's Bakery 933 Kapahulu (up the street from Ono Hawaiian)
Got Malasadas? That's all you need to know and what they specialize in. Wish we could have got it when it was hot out of the oven but nevertheless it was delicious. We got the one with creme filling which wasn't as good as cinnamon sugar.

Palace Saiman 1256 N King St
This is literally a hole in the wall. If you walk fast enough, you might miss it. Also, it's closed three days out of the week. But the saiman (that's all they do) is really good. The broth is flavorful and you know it's good with the influx of locals coming in. We actually ate there twice. it's probably a 200 -250 sq ft rest + kitchen. looking into the kitchen, i see grandma's making the beef satay and the saiman. Reminds me of my mom making noodles for me.

Rainbow Drive Inn 3308 Kanaina Ave
Plate lunches, it was ok, nothing great but not bad. But with all the locals we saw there, we know this place is enjoyed by locals. There's not much seating there so either get it to go or be like a vulture and get ready to pounce on any open seating.

Kaka'ako Kitchen - Ward Center
Our first plate lunches in Oahu. Wife got Shoyu and I got mahi mahi and something else. According to Frommer's it's "gourmet plate lunches". Not bad. I like the option of brown rice. Both plates were tasty and the mahi mahi was really good.

Kua'Ana Sandwich Shop - North Shore
My wife and I both had the mahi mahi. It wasn't bad but not a must have as most guide books and my friend raved about. My wife (who's 7 month pregnant) which she had the burger. Her comment: "it was tasty enough". Anyway, if I had to do it again, I would have insisted that we had the BBQ that a church down the street was hosting.

Jimbo's Kitchen 1936 S King St
Udon - that is my recommendation. Broth is very good and the udon tasted homemade. Enjoyed this place. Packed with locals.

I Love Country Cafe - by Ala Moana Mall
I really like this place. To Go twice. They have a lot of different options besides plate lunches and they even have a section that's dedicated to "healthy eats" Again, nothing spectacular but I was yearing for some veggies (by the way, unless you are cooking yourself, vegetable dishes are hard to find) and both times got the stir fried vegetables (which minimal oil) and it was tasty. My wife got the mahi mahi coated in panko and that was good!

Like Like Drive In - by Walmart
How to best describe this place: a Hawaiian style Denny's. Diner style but if you get the meal it comes with drink, a fruit cup (basically canned fruit in syrup), salad/soup and dessert. It is what it is.

Boot & Kimo 131 Hekili St Kailua
Known for their Macademia Pancake syrup and it's good. We got breakfast there; and I have to say the macademia pancak syrup is good but the pancake (banana) is ok. They cover the pancake with the syrup so if you are watching your calories ask for it on the side.

Little Village Noodle House - 1113 Smith St (? ) in Chinatown
To our disappointment this was the only rest we visited in Chinatown. Food, not bad but had better in SGV. AT least they had sauteed spinach but it left this grimy taste in our mouth afterwards.

Chip & Cookie - 609 Kailua Rd Kailua
This is a store owned by Wally Amos, formerly of the Famous Amos Cookie Fame (but I guess the corp that owns his name too his trade mark). If you are in Kailua stop there and try the cookies, very good. Bought some for the trip home. If you are lucky, Wally might be in (unfortunately he wasn't in the store). Also, if you have kids they have a section where they have books and you are welcomed to just sit there and read. At least go in and get some samples. You'll be hooked

Last but not least Shaved Ice. What is a trip to Hawaii w/o shave ice? We visited three places and order of preferences:
1. Waiola Shaved Ice (original locationi on 2135 Waiola Ave) The ice is very fine there and it literally melts in your mouth. We love the fine ice
2. Matsumoto - North Shore ice not as fine as Waiola but the syrup was really good. By the way, has anyone ever tried the other shaved ice up the street from Matsumoto, I think it's Aoki Shaved Ice
3. Island Snow - Kailua
ice was coarse and they drenched it with syrup. We had the beans with it and there wasn't much beans with it. We both looked at each other and said it was too sweet; felt like we were just drinking syrup

This is about it. Sorry for the long post. By the way, can anyone tell me how to get to Banzai Pipeline in North Shore. I wanted to check out the surf but in following the directions on Frommers, I couldn't find it.

Cooking/Restaurant Supply stores in Monterey Park-Alhambra-Rosemead-SG?


what is the cross st of T & T? I've been looking for one in that area.


Crustation Restaurant?

I personally haven't been there but i don't get it, it get killed on every post so how is it still in business? Is it just a place to be seen? But there's more trendy rest than crustaceans...

Duck's Japanese restaurant in San Gabriel

hey thanks,
it's in that funky plaza right across from gas station. what else would you recommend there? you would rec the ramen since that's what my wife is craving right now?

Duck's Japanese restaurant in San Gabriel

where is Hanashima? my wife and i like San Sui Tei but if Hanashima is a good alternative, we would like to try them out. By the way, do you know if they use MSG? Wife's pregnant and we heard the San Sui Tei does not use MSG.

Good, reason able eats around Wilshire Grand Hotel?

I'm not familiar w/ downtown area, going to meet up with a friend who's staying at Wilshire Grand. Any suggestion on places to eat within walking distance and without taking Dash?

I was thinking about Grand Central Mkt but it appears that we must take Dash or Metro to get closer to there.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Anyone know of No MSG Chinese Rest in SGV for Pregnant wife

We are inquiring if anyone know of any Chinese rest that doesn't serve MSG (or we don't have to ask them not to add MSG) in the SGV area?

No MSG for Pregnant wife so we are limited in our option on Chinese food. Any recs would be appreciate. Her comfort food is pho but since there's MSG in pho (called around to check) eliminated that.


Best (Inexpensive) Sushi in LA?

Z Sushi is on Garfield/Atlantic intersection, just south of Huntington Dr. in San Marino. next to In and Out.

What happened to Sea Harbor on Rosemead?

I've drove by Sea Harbor this weekend and didn't see the usual pack of people congregating in front of it.

It looks like it's closed and being remodeled. Is that correct?

Can you anyone shed light on Sea Harbor?

Will be in Dana Point for 6 days....[Moved from California board]

Hi dkrocks:

Can you tell me if you tried any of the above places or found any rest to your liking?

My wife and I will be staying at the St. Regis for 1 nite and I wanted to know what's around there.

Any recs for Laguna Beach?

Will be in Laguna Beach Sat morning/early afternoon to hang out as a family.

Wanted to know if there are some decent local eats, no need for formal eats, just recs for good local eats.


updated ultimate list to a lot of different types of cuisine

Hey Moderinst:
Love your list...might have to drag me wife to try a few different rest. than our usual.

I can't find your email but I want to get more info about the lady behind HK supermarkt (is it the one in San Gabriel or MP?) who seels Xiao Lun Bao.

Mellow Weekday Breakfast in Santa Monica?

where is Jinky's? address please. do they have website?

Mellow Weekday Breakfast in Santa Monica?

Hey DuckDuckMom,

what's price range on these places you mentioned above? I assume the Georgian Hotel will be pretty $$.


Anniversary on rest. that I'm considering

we will be spending our first nite away from baby and celebrating anniversary and we finally have an opportunity to make a trek out to the westside.

wife is not picky about food and we just want someplace to have great food and conversation w/ breaking the bank. We plan to spend 1 nite in Santa Monica area so I was thinking about three places:
Joe's in Venice

Heard good things about all three places. Any feedback.

If any of you have any other suggestions, would welcome that. Thanks