Tag Archive: SGV

SGV: Lunch at Banana Leaf Indonesian

  When people hear “Banana Leaf,” they may think of the Malaysian restaurant at the Grove/ Farmers Market but there’s an Indonesian restaurant in Temple City called Banana Leaf. And one Saturday afternoon,… Continue reading

SGV: Dim Sum at Shi Hai

  Anytime a new dim sum palace in the San Gabriel Valley, people flock to it in droves to check it out. It was then odd to find Shi Hai not very busy.… Continue reading

SGV: Beef Noodle Soup at Tasty Dumpling House

  I can eat dumplings every day. When I was at Lunasia for dim sum a few months ago, I noticed this new dumplings shop called Tasty Dumpling House across the street. I… Continue reading

SGV: Carbs Heaven at Ahgoo Kitchen

  I checked out Ahgoo’s Kitchen in El Monte recently. The restaurant is fairly small and it’s best to get there early. Three large parties squeezed in and they weren’t taking any more… Continue reading

Santa Anita Park: Cheering On California Chrome to the Triple Crown!

  I was at Santa Anita Park when thoroughbred horse California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby. He later went on to win the Preakness Stakes a week later. Tomorrow he will win the… Continue reading

SGV: Hands On at Beijing Restaurant

  I recently checked out Beijing Restaurant as part of the Chinese Cuisine Festival or unofficially the “San Gabriel Valley Restaurant Week.” Beijing is in the same plaza as Shanghai Seafood No. 1… Continue reading

SGV: Mexican American Breakfast at Flo’s Coffee Shop

  I must be on a breakfast kick lately with my recent meals at JistĀ and Kings Road Cafe. My fine dining partner and I hit up a hole-in-the-wall spot in El Monte in… Continue reading

SGV: Tea Leaf Salad at Daw Yee Myanmar Cafe

I’ve been craving Burmese tea leaf salad and found Daw Yee in Monterey Park in the San Gabriel Valley. It’s a small restaurant off the busy Garvey Avenue. My noodles partner and I… Continue reading

Monterey Park: Lunar New Year Dinner at LYL Garden

Happy Year of the Horse! For this year’s Lunar New Year meal, I found myself in the San Gabriel Valley. My family and I decided to go to LYL Garden in Monterey Park.… Continue reading

Monterey Park: Hot Pot Hot Pot aka Little Fat Sheep

One night we headed to Monterey Park for fried chicken. Sadly, the Tokyo Fried Chicken Company was closed that evening (as it’s apparently closed every Monday and Tuesday, oops). So we headed to… Continue reading