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Nha Trang

closed till Feb 1st. according to yelp http://www.yelp.com/biz/nem-nuong-ninh-hoa-rosemead

noodle guy on Valley opens till 10 pm and has good bun bo hue

http://noodleguy28.com/

Jan 03, 2014
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Your best meal of 2013?

the whole roasted red fish was favorite at Peche http://statigr.am/p/529802163307503429_5402902

apparantly Food and Wine agrees http://www.foodandwine.com/slideshows...

Dec 30, 2013
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Chinese inspired caterer?

try chef kim vu of vucacious catering http://vucacious.com/
maybe more asian/vietnamese inspired though, but excellent!

Dec 24, 2013
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South Pasadena for lunch

Fiori Cafe on fremont has great sandwiches (house made breads) and salads and nice patio with garden. If you venture north to pasadena for pizza, Trattoria Neopolis should also be on your radar as it has very good neopolitan style pizza and broader restaurant menu than Settebello.

Nov 27, 2013
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New Bay Seafood Opens In Alhambra

across for Phuoc Loc Tho in the former phoenix spot?, open about 3 yrs years ago...best canh chua, fried flounder, and 11.99 lobster.

9211 Bolsa Avenue
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 893-3682
seafoodcove.com‎

Oct 22, 2013
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New Bay Seafood Opens In Alhambra

true, but the new one on Bolsa is much nicer.

Oct 22, 2013
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New Bay Seafood Opens In Alhambra

We enjoyed some good dishes a few days ago for early dinner. The roasted eggplant was a stand out. Their bo luc lac is also very good, nice sear on and well seasoned. They also have good version of canh chua. The catfish steaks were big, not the tiny thin ones. Not as good as seafood cove but better then Newport. Haven't tried the lobster yet though but it's 17.99 lb like new port and they only have female lobsters (if that's important to u) but they do have several private rooms. Overall not as good as seafood cove in OC but prefer it over Newport

Oct 21, 2013
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Sushi Sho Shingo

would you happen to know the link on Tabelog? I researched the address to be

1st floor, Win Aoyama Building
2-2-15 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku

and chef is Shingo Takahashi, but can you tell me what price range for dinner or lunch? It seems he doesn't allow photography?

Sep 27, 2013
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Rustic Canyon - burger ???

excellent burger. though last week, group of us ordered 3 burgers all medium rare..and they all came out closer to medium to well.

Jul 15, 2012
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Little Saigon: Peking Duck Buns

any BBQ place (Bolsa BBQ on magnolia and bolsa for example) will sell them and it should be avaliable in the refrigerated sections in all the markets

Jul 15, 2012
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PRIME RIB

No not a joke, it's hong kong style cafeteria restaurant and has select western dishes. It's not the greatest but good for the price and value IMHO.

May 04, 2012
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PRIME RIB

ok, don't laugh now, but Tasty Garden in Monterey Park. Thick cut of medium rare rib roast for only 16.95. comes w/ 2 sides and spaghetti. lol.

May 04, 2012
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Vietnamese Pancakes (Banh Xeo) & Fried Bread for Pho

In general, little saigon restaurants are sub specialized-- they are known for one or two dishes. Very few restaurants make many dishes well. If u go to banh cuon restaurant, order the banh cuon and not banh Xeo. Brodard is known for nem nuong and makes a subpar banh Xeo.

As for your question of how to eat banh cuon, theres two main types, one with filling and ones without. When given plate of banh cuon with fillings, w just add all the veggies and pour on the nuoc Cham. You can read more on our blog about banh cuon http://www.theravenouscouple.com/2010...

Dec 11, 2011
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Vietnamese Pancakes (Banh Xeo) & Fried Bread for Pho

the best banh xeo in Little Saigon is no longer Vans Restaurant, but newcomer Thanh Ha on corner of magnolia and bolsa.

Dec 08, 2011
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Dat Thanh – Revelatory Nem Nuong (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Patty Spring Rolls) and Great Com Tam (Broken Rice) in Little Saigon

yes, it was. personally still think brodards is better, including the sauce. but also almost as good as brodards is the nem nuong at com tam thuan kieu at magnoilia/brookhurst. in the abc plaza.

Sep 01, 2011
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Little Saigon - Asian Garden Mall: Outdoor Night Market

more like the latter...there's a few food booths, but nothing out of the ordinary: pandan waffles, corn on the cob were two that i recalled

Aug 29, 2011
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Where to buy aji amarillo?

ricardo zarate at Picca Peru and Mo-Chica has told me he gets it fresh but never got around to finding his source though, but likely not retail

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Mo-Chica
3655 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Picca
9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

Jul 19, 2011
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Where to buy aji amarillo?

you can buy them locally at Jons and Food4Less, which have both the can peppers which you can make into a paste or have the premade paste http://www.theravenouscouple.com/2009...

Jul 18, 2011
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Fresh Jackfruit

wait a few months and it'll be around $1/lb in any market in Little Saigon

Apr 05, 2011
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Gold Standard 2011: What say you?

had to chuckle seeing Susan Feninger use the iron to heat up the banh xeo, will have to give her creativity points for sure. Agree with many that Bistro LQ's hare and duck neck terrine and Providence's scallop tartar on nastertium leaf were two of the best.

More photos after the jump http://ravenouscouple.blogspot.com/20...

Here's a photo of said iron

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Bistro LQ
8009 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Mar 08, 2011
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Need Cheap Chinese Catering in Alhambra

Banh Mi Che Cali on Valley Blvd does good and dirt cheap catering, trays around $15-20

Aug 31, 2010
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Is Kiyokawa better than Sushi Zo?

sorry--we had one alcoholic drink per person.

Jul 29, 2010
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Is Kiyokawa better than Sushi Zo?

we just tried kiyokawa for the first time a few weeks ago..a great experience and such a gracious chef--he even opened the door for us on the way out!! with limited ETOH and the chefs omakase and sushi omakasi, tax and tip came slightly less then 100pp. The kaiseki meal more then met expectations, having read what J. Gold wrote about it in 2009. for those interested, full photos here:

http://ravenouscouple.blogspot.com/20...

Jul 28, 2010
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California Olive Oil in Los Angeles

we love the California Olive Ranch Brand of olive oils grown in the Napa Valley. http://www.californiaoliveranch.com/ you can purchase online and in various markets

Jun 14, 2010
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looking for great vietnamese caramel pork

it's called thit kho and often includes hard boiled eggs as well

Mar 08, 2010
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THE LAZY OX CANTEEN

ask for Rolando as a server..he's awesome and is really knowledgeable because he also works at the Sage mtn farms where all the produce is procured. Plus, you might see him at the hollywood farmers market as well!

Feb 26, 2010
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THE LAZY OX CANTEEN

there has been several posts on it...just search lazy ox canteen. personally loved the cod brandade fritters.. the pot roast also delicious.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/674718

http://ravenouscouple.blogspot.com/20...

Feb 26, 2010
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Where to eat near Kaiser-Permanente on Sunset & Vermont

hospital is a year old and the hospital cafeteria was just finished and open last month...huge glass windows, out door patio, brick oven....made to order grill..so don't discount that for basic items such as bacon and eggs.

Feb 18, 2010
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Where to eat near Kaiser-Permanente on Sunset & Vermont

work in the area and this is where I walk to for eats...Square One for breakfast or lunch. Yai's on Vermont for Thai, up the street from Yai's is Nikko's for sushi, Pho Hollywood for Vietnamese, and Umami burger. I would agree w recommendations to take the redline to downtown for steaks.

Feb 18, 2010
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szechuan peppercorns?

just about to toast up some szechuan peppercorns along with other peppercorns for steak au poivre! got mine at A Grocery Warehouse in Echo Park 1487 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 250-1446

Jan 21, 2010
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