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Starry Kitchen wants you to save their balls, or else they're closing up end of January 2015 (RESTAURANT RAPTURPOCALYPSE 2014/2015 CONTINUES!)

Their obnoxious in your face profanity laced blog post threatening closure is definitely something I do not support.

Changsha Style Restaurant Opens in Rosemead

Bull demon king (at this location, called B. D. K.) from temple City, has taken over this spot. It appears to be their third location after temple City and rowland heights.

Dec 14, 2014
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Singapore Leaf Gone Already?

yea i heard about that place as well, need to go there soon.

Dec 13, 2014
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Paitan Ramen?

Torihei has chicken broth ramen. It was quite good when I went, but the portion is pretty small.

Nov 24, 2014
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vietnamese place in SGV at the interection of san gabriel & garvey?

They were first "my dung", then turned into "nha hang my dung cu", now "nha hang tan khai hoan"

*shrug*

Nov 20, 2014
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Coming Soon To Rowland Heights Diamond Plaza

thats... pretty awesome!

can you also master the art(s) of bak kut teh, prawn mee, hokkien mee, and also katong laksa? heh

Nov 20, 2014
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Coming Soon To Rowland Heights Diamond Plaza

says feb 2015 @ arcadia

vietnamese place in SGV at the interection of san gabriel & garvey?

http://www.yelp.com/biz/tan-khai-hoan...

used to be called my dung?

i'm not sure there are any other viet restaurants in that corner without going into the square food court

Nov 20, 2014
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Coming Soon To Rowland Heights Diamond Plaza

Btw, I contacted their corporate Facebook account about the arcadia branch, and they said:

"Hi, we aim to open the US outlet earliest in Dec 2014, but this is subject to changes etc :)"

Nov 19, 2014
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Coming Soon To Rowland Heights Diamond Plaza

seriously. Hope this place can inject some excitement into the bakeries around here. I mean how many ways can you make coconut or pork floss bread?

Nov 18, 2014
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Alhambra: Yazmin--Closed? What's going on?

Foo foo tei is now open btw

Nov 18, 2014
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Coming Soon To Rowland Heights Diamond Plaza

crocodile guy beat you to it! :D

hope to try it soon, it's pretty close to me

Nov 18, 2014
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OC Chinese Update

You DO know that there are chinese-vietnamese right?

Nov 17, 2014
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I am just crazy about this place!

It's overnight white rice with tomato paste (must be paste, not sauce), minced garlic, oil (some add butter), soy sauce (some use fish sauce). Some also add egg. It's made like fried rice, so the rice cooked prior to the other ingredients (there's a different method that hk'ers are doing recently where they put a tomato inside the rice cooker when cooking rice, it will not taste like that).

Nov 15, 2014
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I am just crazy about this place!

I went there a few times recently.
Tried:
-red rice w/ fried cornish hen
-garlic catfish
-fried quail
-lamb satay noodles

The garlic catfish and cornish hen were quite good, the lamb satay and fried quali was a bit generic. I'll be back to try more in the future.

btw with rice dishes, if you go early enough, they also give you a soup w/ pork bone. If you go later though, then they run out and you only get soup.

Nov 15, 2014
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I am just crazy about this place!

I'm not sure of the history, but I know it's a vietnamese/chinese-viet thing. My aunts used to make it for me when I was a kid.. I should probably learn how to make it, since the few places that used to make it good changed chefs or closed.

Nov 15, 2014
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San Gabriel crawl

hey pizza maven,

It looks like you had stir fry steamed rice flour rolls (google images this: 炒腸粉). Sounds like "chow cheong fun" in Cantonese.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-M-...

http://bp3.blogger.com/_BsAU0raQJ8M/R...

http://s3.amazonaws.com/foodspotting-...

Here are a few pics I found online, are they the same ones you ate during the last visit?

Nov 15, 2014
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Coming Soon To Rowland Heights Diamond Plaza

Is duke Bakery the same Bakery that's from Taiwan that claimed they used all natural ingredients but ended up using artificial ingredients so their spokeswoman "small s" from tw publicly apologized.. Then they changed the Chinese name and tried to dissociate themselves from the tw shop to avoid opening up in Singapore to scandalous news?

Nov 12, 2014
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Looking for specific Vietnamese noodle dish in Westminster

A yelp review indicates this restaurant has it, good to call ahead though:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/huong-giang-r...

SGV: Did Hunan Seafood shutter?

Looks like another restaurant is moving in. The English name is a generic "Sichuan restaurant", the Chinese says "Sichuan #1" 四川1號 similar to Shanghai no 1

Nov 03, 2014
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Dozen New Restaurants in Rowland Heights Shopping Center

Just pics

Oct 19, 2014
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Ramen Yokocho Fest at Marukai Gardena- Sep 3 - Oct 27th 2014

I know this isn't necessarily related, and not even a report, but I didn't want to start a new thread just for this. I went to the Ramen Yokocho @ the Fairplex in Pomona after lunch time.. and it was a ghost town. In the attached pic, there are people walking around, but most are just chatting or browsing. A number of them walked over from the neighboring oktoberfest event. No lines at any of the shops.

Oct 19, 2014
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black burgers and other limited-edition and novelty items at fast-food establishments

did you end up trying any of the black burgers?

Oct 10, 2014
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PappaRich - Malaysian chain in Ktown

the pasadena branch closed btw, reopening as something else but forgot to take a closer pic

Oct 07, 2014
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Chuan's Chinese Restaurant (Temple City)

So I'm trying it for the first time.

They're currently in the soft opening stage, will grand open at the end of this month, but they're not sure which day. 30 locations in China, 2 in the US (Houston, now LA). 2 private rooms that need a min of 6 ppl and reservations.

Currently no beer n wine license. They said beer n wine license by next month.

The dishes are family style, so I wasn't able to try much. Just ordered dandan noodles n the garlic pork belly. The Dan Dan noodles is appetizer sized Btw.

Not sure how the menu pics turned out, I'll upload larger pics if anyone wants.

Oct 01, 2014
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b.o.s. (Beef. Offal. Sustainable.), a review

I tried to book last night and they said they're completely booked until closure.......

Sep 26, 2014
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Kokekokko (Little Tokyo) Will Close in Late January 2015

I do enjoy their food, but was put off by their (his) refusal to give me items I clearly saw in front of me (uncooked) because they're all reserved for the people with black plates sitting next to me.

More trips to torihei for me then.

Sep 24, 2014
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Kokekokko (Little Tokyo) Will Close in Late January 2015

What the heck? What is their reasoning?

Sep 24, 2014
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Kitakata: New Ramen in OC

"Apparently it's a chain from Japan."

Yup

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/stickaforki...

Sep 20, 2014
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Kitakata: New Ramen in OC

they were at the ramen fest with pretty positive reviews

I'll try soon

Sep 20, 2014
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