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Indonesian in Pasadena

Nice find!

I'm curious to see what their laksa pizza tastes like

Mar 28, 2014
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Ramen Festival in Arcadia this weekend - March 29-30

The first one in torrance, you had to line up and buy tickets at the front (and there were unannounced ticket sales booths scattered inside as well... some ramen only, some beer only, some cash, some credit card), then take your tickets to the ramen stands and then use it to pay for the bowl of ramen.

Unfortunately, the ramen, tendon (tempura rice bowls), drinks, and beer all had different tickets the first time. So after I ran out of ramen tickets, instead of buying the tickets again, I just left because I didn't want to line up again.

If you didn't go to the first one, it's not a bad way to kill a few hours over the weekend and try new ramen shops. I'd go early though, and figure out how they are setting up the sales/tickets. Hopefully they have a new system.

Mar 26, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

Ramen Festival in Arcadia this weekend - March 29-30

Need to remind myself to avoid that entire area this weekend. Sounds like it will be a repeat of the first 626 night market in Pasadena.

Mar 26, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

Ramen Festival in Arcadia this weekend - March 29-30

It's definitely a good chance to try different ramen shops, but to be realistic, in the time that I'm able to drive there, park, line up for 3-4 ramen shops. I'd also probably be able to actually drive to 3-4 ramen shops and eat in their restaurants.

The best way is to try the ones that aren't from this area, have one person line up for each shop, then gather after everyone gets their bowls so you can try as many bowls as possible without getting full.

Personally, i'm quite happy just eating 1 bowl of good ramen, as not all of the bowls were good @ the ramen yokocho last year. Lines and the lack of organization were killer too!

Mar 26, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

If you are a Beijing Pie House fan ...

Didn't know there was pork n squash, will try that instead

Mar 25, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

If you are a Beijing Pie House fan ...

I'll take lamb n squash!

Mar 25, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

If you are a Beijing Pie House fan ...

speaking of lamb meat pie, i need to revisit. has been too long

Mar 25, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

If you are a Beijing Pie House fan ...

Mar 25, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

MYC House Replaces Liang's Kitchen in San Gabriel

They're remodeling, at the moment, will be serving Sichuan food.

Not sure if it's the same restaurant because the name he said in Chinese didn't seem to match the name outside, but I may have been mistaken.

Mar 22, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

What's In A Name? Denmark Gefion Steakhouse Opens in San Gabriel

Mar 17, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

Pho Ha Long (San Gabriel) already gone, replaced by Spiceone

aaaaand the mainland onslaught continues?

Mar 17, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

Denmark Gefion steakhouse turning into hunan spicy taste

Mainland onslaught continues!

Mar 16, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

A few more SGV future openings on their way

I think there's a ten ren tea station in the same plaza as lunasia

so it seems kind of close in proximity to this new one opening up 1 mile away or so

Then another 2 miles into temple city and you have a ten ren tea station on las tunas / temple city blvd

Mar 15, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

A few more SGV future openings on their way

and what an awkward location

Mar 14, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

Yum's Bistro in Fremont, from an SF hound to us LA Hounds.

Lots of questionable money leaving the mainland due to the recent corruption sweeps.

They flee with the money and buy up real estate and open up restaurants.

The south (by which I mean Guangdong) and HK aren't flourishing like before, now it's time for the mainlanders and their questionable money sources to "shine"

It's just a different wave of immigration, that's all.

Mar 13, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

Alhambra: Yazmin--Closed? What's going on?

Mar 13, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

Alhambra: Yazmin--Closed? What's going on?

they also made pineapple tarts (the SEAsian way, not tw way), and had some chinese new year dishes

sigh

Mar 12, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

Alhambra: Yazmin--Closed? What's going on?

Now THAT, is interesting.

Mar 12, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

Recently opened in Rosemead: Best One Restaurant

I think it was My Hanh

Mar 12, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

There's a Chinese or Asian restaurant in the SGV area with actual Bobs Big Boy inside the entrance or right outside.

This!

I usually get the chicken version and add another order of fried eggs.. it's big enough to be two meals that way.

Mar 11, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

San Gabriel Valley Chinese Restaurant Week

From the article as of 3/7/2014

"Here's the rundown of participating restaurants:

Beijing Restaurant, San Gabriel.
Beijing Tasty House, Rosemead.
Chengdu Taste, Alhambra.
Dong Ting Chun, San Gabriel.
Duck House, Monterey Park.
Haige Star, Rowland Heights.
Hong Yei Restaurant, San Gabriel.
Hunan Style Restaurant (a.k.a. Hunan's Restaurant), San Gabriel.
Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, San Gabriel.
Spicy City, San Gabriel.
Three Travellers Bone Hot Pot, Monterey Park.
Wok BBQ, Monterey Park.
Zheng's Fusion, Rowland Heights. "

Mar 07, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

San Gabriel Valley Chinese Restaurant Week

"diverse", yet completely lacking in cantonese and taiwanese? (as far as I can tell?)

Mar 07, 2014
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LA Weekly's 99 essential restaurants released today...what did they miss?

by including lunasia, yes, they did.

Mar 06, 2014
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LA Weekly's 99 essential restaurants released today...what did they miss?

I feel the same way, I went to ha tien quan a few times, once for the bun mam... and their food is just ok. Nha Trang should be in that spot instead.

and lunasia? essential? wow..

Mar 06, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

Chinese Restaurants Busted and Gone Bust on Main Street Alhambra

I really wish they'd just revamp that whole part of main street. It's really sad looking at all the empty shops.

Mar 05, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

do you guys know a better dim sum place than Elite in SGV?

well they were my experiences.. just like our disagreement about teochew soup bases..

can't always agree right?

Mar 03, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

Nha Trang taking over new chong qing in San Gabriel

Expansion continues!

Mar 03, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

do you guys know a better dim sum place than Elite in SGV?

I've been there numerous times actually, but stopped going since about 6 months ago when I felt that quality wasn't the same. Maybe I'll try again since they take reservations.

Mar 03, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

do you guys know a better dim sum place than Elite in SGV?

I haven't gone there in awhile though, so I have no idea how they are recently. That was just my experience awhile back.

Mar 03, 2014
blimpbinge in Los Angeles Area

do you guys know a better dim sum place than Elite in SGV?

Other than the egg tarts and maybe the SJBs, none of the dishes I had there were memorable enough to go back (last time was about 6 months ago).

Last time I went there:
siu mai - oversized, sloppy, oily, flavorless
ja lerng - rice flour sheet was too thick and the you ja gwai was already soggy by the time it got to my table
stone pot fried rice - incredibly bland, no flavor
xlb - generic

The rest of the items were pretty standard, and judging from my friends n relatives all avoiding the place now, probably haven't improved much.

As for lunasia, i don't think they've ever been top anything other than cwei praising them and their ads constantly bombarding the chinese radio and tv stations. Overpriced underperformer imo.

Mar 03, 2014
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