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Headed to Rowland Heights this afternoon - recommendations?

Thanks! I went to Golden Spoon. They don't have cat's ears on the menu anymore, btw. I enjoyed it nevertheless. I'll hit up Earthen next time. Recs were much appreciated!

Oct 24, 2012
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Headed to Rowland Heights this afternoon - recommendations?

I have to be in Rowland Heights this afternoon for business. Of course, I want to stop for lunch in this wonderful mecca of Asian food. (I had to be there the other day and went to Java Spice.)

I see Newport Seafood and Curry House on the map, but I have been to those places. I have never had beef rolls or those cat's ears noodles. Is there a place around here to get these dishes?

Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!

Oct 23, 2012
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Where can I buy a good quality rack of lamb for a good price?

Hi,

Where can I buy good quality rack of lamb for a good price? I used to get it at Costco, but I don't belong anymore. Then I got it at Super King, but the one in Glendale says they don't carry it anymore.

I don't mind paying for quality, but the price at Gelson's was ridiculous. I live in Echo Park, but I'll travel any meat market.

Thanks!

Jul 13, 2012
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Where can I buy yuba?

Where can I buy yuba? I looked at SG Superstore in San Gabriel and Ranch 99 in Monterey Park in both the fresh tofu sections and also the refrigerated tofu sections. Thanks!

Jun 11, 2012
LL1 in Los Angeles Area

Jones in West Hollywood - still good?

Is Jones in West Hollywood still good? Haven't been there in 10 years. I used to like going here, but then again, I lived down the street at the time.

Thanks!

May 12, 2012
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Sweet rice with Chinese sausage

There was a recipe in the LA Times the other day for "Sweet Rice" with Chinese Sausage, dried shrimp and black mushrooms. Surely there is a place in town that serves this. Thanks for the suggestions.

Dec 24, 2011
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Where to buy Tamarind paste

I found the brick variety recently at Silom Market, 5321 Hollywood Blvd. (Seafood City in Eagle Rock does not have it, by the way.)

I thought this article about tamarind paste, how to buy it, etc. was good.

http://www.latimes.com/features/la-fo...

Oct 19, 2010
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Spot prawns? Or, big fat shrimp.

I had four huge shrimp in curry sauce at Jitlada, for about $22. They were so amazing that I've been back twice for the exact same dish. I'm assuming these are the spot prawns I see in the tank at the Asian groceries. I don't think I'm ready just yet to buy them live and cook them at home myself. Surely my fellow Chows can refer me to another good place that does these big fat shrimp well. Am I correct that spot prawns are just big fat shrimp? Are they a seasonal thing here in So Cal? Thanks!

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Jitlada
5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Aug 27, 2010
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Good Vietnamese in downtown area?

Any recomendations for good Vietnamese in the downtown area? I've been to Pho Broadway, Via Cafe in Chinatown, and Pho 21 in Little Tokyo. Thanks!

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Pho 21
2230 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020

Pho Broadway
942 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Little Tokyo Restaurant
150 E Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773

Aug 18, 2010
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Seafood Korean BBQ?

Any suggestions for seafood Korean BBQ, or something similar? I am craving grilled shrimp & scallops, and I love all the Korean sides. Read about the Flaming Clam place in K-town, but it's just me. Plus, I'm not that big on clams. Thanks!

May 13, 2010
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What's the story with the huge live prawns at the Little Tokyo Marketplace?

Yes, the wiki image you linked exactly what I saw, so I guess these are indeed the spot prawns I have read about. Thank you so much for the info and links.

Apr 01, 2010
LL1 in Home Cooking

What's the story with the huge live prawns at the Little Tokyo Marketplace?

What's the story with the huge live prawns I saw yesterday at the Little Tokyo Marketplace? They are about $25 a pound. The guy said you get approximately 7 for this price. How do I cook them? Are these the same as "spot prawns" I have read about?

Thanks!

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Little Tokyo Restaurant
150 E Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773

Apr 01, 2010
LL1 in Home Cooking

Shrimp chips I can fry myself

Thanks monku! I'll try the Chinese grocery on Sunset tomorow morning: it is very close.

Feb 11, 2010
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Shrimp chips I can fry myself

Where can I buy multi-colored shrimp chips I can fry myself? This is a new thing to me. Hopefully Seafood City in Eagle Rock has them, because that is close. (I don't have time tomorrow to drive all over town.) What aisle are they in? Are they near the bagged shrimp chips? I looked today at the Little Tokyo Marketplace and I didn't see them, but maybe they wouldn't have them. Is there a particular brand anyone would suggest? Thanks!

Feb 11, 2010
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Where can I buy a bottle of Huli-Huli sauce?

Thanks Chows! I found Huli Huli sauce at the Gardena Marukai. Surfas said "it should be in sometime this week." Forget it! Besides, I paid 7++ for it at Surfas when I last bought it there, which I thought was ridiculous. It was 5 something at Marukai. Thanks for the Gardena Maukai referral. They have a whole Hawaiian section, which I look forward to exploring further.

Feb 11, 2010
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Where can I buy a bottle of Huli-Huli sauce?

I've looked at Gelsons. I'm a grocery store fanatic - I hit up a lot of stores all the time. I'm not finding Huli-Huli anywhere. Help chows!

Feb 03, 2010
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Where can I buy a bottle of Huli-Huli sauce?

Surfas has annoyed me several times because of this, so much that I don't really feel like going back. Bought awesome frozen crab cakes, made a trip to stock up on more: not there. Bought really good frozen raviloli, thought original problem was anomaly, and went back to get more, but same problem: them didn't have them. And no Huli-Huli sauce either time. Forget it Surfas. I used to shop there before it got fancy. I'm not so sure I like it anymore.

Feb 03, 2010
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Where can I buy a bottle of Huli-Huli sauce?

Thanks for the recipe! It does seem easy, but I'm not confident I can knock it out as well as the bottled stuff. Plus, I was going to give it as a gift, and the bottle is cute. Am I looking in the wrong aisle at the markets? I am looking in the bottled sauce aisle, where all the oyster and hoisin sauces are, the vinegars, oils, multitudes of Lee Kum Kee bottled products are located. I haven't seen Huli-Huli in Little Tokyo at Nijiya nor at Little Tokyo Marketplace (which surprised me, because that sauce aisle is huge) nor at Marukai in Weller Court.

Feb 03, 2010
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Where can I buy a bottle of Huli-Huli sauce?

Which Marukai?

Feb 03, 2010
LL1 in Los Angeles Area

Where can I buy a bottle of Huli-Huli sauce?

Where can I buy a bottle of Huli-Huli sauce? Hawaiian friends told me I should be able to find it at any Asian market, but I frequent such establishments all over town, and I haven't seen it anywhere. I bought a bottle at Surfas, of all places, about a year ago. Returned shortly thereafter to buy more, and they didn't have it. Thanks!

Feb 03, 2010
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Best Fried Rice in LA!!!

Uncle Chen in Encino. Pork Fried Rice. I am all about enjoying the Asian bounty LA has to offer, but my NY husband swears there is a thing called New York-style Chinese food. Why travel to Encino for NY-style pork fried rice, when we have the best Asian cooks in the world here in LA? Because Uncle Chen's pork fried rice is *&^%@! good. Crispy white onions, peas and carrots, and tons of pink, char-sui pork.

Dec 23, 2009
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Upscale Christmas Lunch/Dinner in LA?

I know you said hotels are not preferred, but The Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge is excellent for Christmas. The hotel holiday atmosphere is so nice, and the food is excellent. And you said $$$-$$$$ is preferred, which is good if you go there!

Dec 23, 2009
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Mumbai Ki Galliyon Se!

Just wanted everyone to know that I tried Mumbai Ki Galliyon Se in Artesia after I read the LA Times article last week. Excellent food, fantastic service. I'm not entirely familiar with this cuisine, but the owner/waitress/cook offered perfect guidance. The food was so good, and the service so gracious, that I want to recommend this place to everyone.

Dec 23, 2009
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Where can I buy cannoli shells?

Thanks folks. I went to Village Bakery in Atwater. Haven't made the cannolis at home yet, but the shells look amazing. I was expecting to find an old, dusty package of broken shells at some Italian grocery store. These are baked fresh! The rainbow cake was amazing too.

Dec 23, 2009
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Where can I buy cannoli shells?

Where can I buy cannoli shells? I went to Bay Cities in Santa Monica, and it was so croweded that I left.

Dec 22, 2009
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Know of a Good Butcher- Silverlake/ Echo Park area?

I'm certain nothing I suggested is similar to what is sold in Europe. But as many on Chow have said, you have to enjoy the abundance LA has to offer, and not try to find something that doesn't exist here.

Dec 09, 2009
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Know of a Good Butcher- Silverlake/ Echo Park area?

I live in Echo Park, and this is where I shop for meat:

Save a Lot at 1625 W. Sunset Blvd has a butcher on duty. I bet they would cut something special for you, but I haven’t asked because I've been happily surprised with the quality freshly cut meat in the case. Notably, they have a variety of thin beef cuts that you can't get at other grocery stores. The marinated carne asada is great. I also like how you can buy one fillet of chicken breast for 2 bucks, instead of a whole pack of chicken breasts.

Little Tokyo Market Place at 333 S. Alameda (not too far from Echo Park if you hop on the freeway) has a great meat department. Likewise, I've never asked them to cut anything, because I've been so happy with what is already in the case. The thinly sliced beef and pork (technically for shabu shabu) are amazing. I use these cuts of meat for lots more than just shabu shabu: sandwiches, stir frys, etc. They also have a terrific seafood department.

Super King Market on 2716 North San Fernando Road is not too far from Echo Park/Silverlake. I've only just discovered this market. They have a huge meat department, with butchers on duty. I give the marinated kebab meat the thumbs up, but this is all I have tried. Next time I need to talk to a butcher, I'll definitely give this place a try. The insanely huge crowd of aggressive, discerning customers waiting to talk to the butcher tells me this butcher is good. Also, I agree that Super King has what is considered one of the best deli counters in Los Angeles: great deli products at great prices.

I also like Food 4 Less at 5420 Sunset Blvd. There isn’t a meat counter, so you have to catch a butcher out in the aisle. Last Christmas I was pleased with the crown pork roast I had them cut for me, especially after I compared the price to Gelson’s. The butchers there have always been very helpful to me, guiding me to the perfect beef roast, letting me know what time on what day to show up to buy the filet mignon (they don’t have it on the shelf every day.) This store is so busy that the high turnover guarantees fresh product. Hey, it’s Ralph’s meat, just way cheaper.

Gelson’s is my last choice. I always check the meat department out, see the prices, and then go elsewhere. I have bought from Gelson’s so infrequently that I do not even have an opinion.

Of course, the two butchers and the poultry guy at the Farmer’s Market on third and Fairfax are great, but they are not convenient if you live in Echo Park.

Dec 09, 2009
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Bahn Mi in Echo Park?

Thanks everyone. So I went to the place in the strip mall across from Yang Chow, and I ended up buying from the place in the strip mall down from Yum Cha. It was just OK; extremely mediocre. I am convinced I could have made better than that at home myself. Actually, I would have been better off spending nine bucks and buying the sandwich from Gingergrass or that place in Chinatown that is by the art galleries, which is similarly expensive. The bread at the place by Yum Cha was crap, and the meat was a bit "mysteryish." Unless I hear otherwise, I guess I have to spend nine bucks, or drive to the OC for a good banh mi.

Jul 18, 2009
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Bahn Mi in Echo Park?

Where can I get a good bahn mi near Echo Park? I can go downtown, Chinatown, etc. I hate to have to go to Gingergrass on Glendale or those places in Atwater and pay $9. I'm looking for something like Che Cali in Westminster: the real thing. A whole baguette for two bucks. I've tried the coffee shop kind of place in Chinatown (near the art galleries) and thought it was good, but the sandwich was small and expensive. I've also tried that Vietnamese truck in Chinatown, but the beef on the sandwich wasn't that great.

Jul 18, 2009
LL1 in Los Angeles Area

Alternative to Sushi in Little Tokyo

I like all of the following non-sushi restaurants in Little Tokyo:
Curry House in Weller Court
Koshiji Yakatori in the Weller Court
Izayoi
East Japanese Restaurant
Ebisu is OK.
Haven’t been in a while, but all the restaurants in the New Otani. I ate at the tempura bar last year there, and it was great.

Feb 26, 2009
LL1 in Los Angeles Area