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Asha Yogurt in Pasadena-Awesome

This "tart-yogurt" establishment is located in a quiet location at 163 W Green St at the edge of bustling old town Pasadena. It's hard to explain, but the yogurt is much more creamy and fresh tasting than Pinkberry or any other tart-yogurt places I've been to.The decor is clean white asian modern and they also pump fresh oxygen into to seating area. It is never busy and the staff are always helpful and friendly. After a hot day of shopping, there's nothing better than sitting down in this cool, oxygen rich, and relaxing environment for some tart refreshment.

Sep 20, 2008
NLieu in Los Angeles Area

Blue Ocean Seafood: New, cheap dim sum / Chinese in Alhambra

Ate at Blue Ocean for dim sum for the first time today and enjoyed it very much. There was (surprisingly) no wait at 11:00 and we were seated immediately. For the record, I didn't care much for New Capital after it moved it into the Sam Woo spot, but I do like this place. It is smaller and there seems to be much more attention to detail. The chicken feet were wonderful, the har gow was good, the gai lan (Chinese kale/broccoli in light soy sauce) was very tasty. The turnip cake and shrimp wrapped in rice noodles were also good. We ate here for dinner a few weeks ago. That night we had spice rubbed lamb with Vietnamese mint, fried pumpkin (actually acorn squash), etc., and took advantage of the special (each person gets half a lobster or a squab for 99 cents if the table spends $30 or more). The dining room is decorated nicely with light wood and gold colors. I would definitely recommend this place and found it much better, and less gimmicky than Elite in terms of price, ambiance, service, and dim sum standards.

Sep 20, 2008
NLieu in Los Angeles Area