Category Archive: foodie alert

SGV: Hainan Chicken at Side Chick

  Side Chick at the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia has garnered a lot of buzz lately. At the helm is Chef Johnny Lee who I last saw opening Ramen Champ. After… Continue reading

SGV: Cheesecake Madness over at Uncle Tetsu

  Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake arrived at the mall in Arcadia a few months ago. It’s in the new “food alley” Arcadia mall built near the Din Tai Fung, Sidechick, Monkey Bar and… Continue reading

DTLA: Small Plates at Baldoria

  Baldoria opened last year in the Little Tokyo neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles. I would describe Baldoria as a neighborhood wine bar with a variety of small plates and pizza. There’s an extensive… Continue reading

SGV: Hainan Chicken at Red Chicken

  Red Chicken opened in November last year and in its first few weeks of opening, it’s already challenging Savoy as the contender for best Hainan Chicken in the San Gabriel Valley. I… Continue reading

Encino: Blast to the Past at Versailles Cuban Restaurant

  A couple of weekends ago, I was having a very nostalgic weekend. I went to Versailles, a Cuban restaurant with multiple locations. The one I frequented the most is on Venice Boulevard… Continue reading

East SGV: Pork Chop Lunch at Kingchops

  I was looking for a lunch spot yesterday in east San Gabriel Valley and a friend recommended Kingchops in the City of Industry. It’s an offshoot of a popular chain in Taiwan… Continue reading

DTLA: Brunch at Manuela

  I checked out Manuela for brunch, er, lunch, the other day. It’s lunch when there’s no booze. But Manuela feels like a brunch spot even without the alcohol. It’s so pretty and… Continue reading

Hollywood: New Chef at Papilles

  Neighborhood darling Papilles has recently promoted Chef Jordan Rosas to run the kitchen. He takes over for Chef Tim Carey who’s over at Lost at Sea, another restaurant owned by Santos Uy.… Continue reading

Chinatown: Goal for 2017 – Eat at Howlin’ Ray’s

  I have tried at least 5 times to eat at Howlin’ Ray’s. I’d like to report what I think of it but sadly, I haven’t had a proper meal there. So the… Continue reading

The Minty’s Best 2016 Meals

  In 2016, I wrote over 150 posts. With so many meals, it’s hard to pick my top 5 or even 10. So this list is just a list of many, many favorite… Continue reading