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Reseda: Chinese Noodles and Dumplings at Tampa Garden

A few months ago, I was reminded about Tampa Garden, a Chinese restaurant I heard was “not just good for The Valley, but as good as the ones in San Gabriel Valley” which… Continue reading

DTLA: Checking Out Thai Comfort Food at Sticky Rice

Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles is upping their game with a slew of new stalls opening. A new food option is Sticky Rice which opened a couple of months ago. With… Continue reading

Rosemead: The Dim Sum Carts are Still Going Strong at 888

I recently revisited 888 Seafood Restaurant in Rosemead. I go back and forth on the dim sum carts vs ordering off a menu issue. While I concede the food appears to be freshly… Continue reading

DTLA: Blossom Vietnamese Restaurant

This must be the year I re-visit restaurants I’ve only been to once. I had gone to Blossom years ago one night and thought it was fine. I love the wonderful pho joints… Continue reading

BEP Vietnamese Kitchen Brunch Pop-Up Begins This Sunday at Franco on Melrose

Chef Connie Tran begins her brunch pop-up this Sunday, April 21st at Franco on Melrose. The bi-weekly brunch has one seating at 11:30 a.m. I was invited to a special preview and experienced… Continue reading

Chinatown: Crab Dinner at New Dragon

  Going to Newport Seafood during Christmas reawakened memories of Chinese lobster and crab dinners I had with¬† my family growing up. I never really paid attention to how my dad ordered the… Continue reading

Exploring LA’s Chinatown

The Minty’s Guide to LA’s Chinatown LA’s Chinatown is one of the largest and oldest Chinatowns in the United States. It’s had a colorful past and although there’s been some migration to the… Continue reading

Arcadia: Din Tai Fung

Oddly, I thought I had written about Din Tai Fung ages ago but it appears I’ve been remiss and only referred to it in other juicy dumplings posts.¬† Heck, I might even have… Continue reading

SF: Grassland Hot Pot

    After the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, we were starving. Although I had eaten half a sandwich from Clancey’s, we decided to see if we could get into Aziza early. We had… Continue reading

Chinatown: Dim Sum at Ocean Seafood

I seem to be eating a lot of dim sum lately having recently gone to Elite and NBC Seafood. Yet, for someone who ate it twice a week, every week growing up, I… Continue reading