Tag Archive: chinese food

SGV: Noodles & Dumplings at Mama Lu’s

Recently I’ve been asked where is the best place for xiao long baos (juicy soup dumplings) and though I’m stillĀ  on the hunt, I do think Mama Lu’s is pretty good. I’ve written… Continue reading

Boston: Dim Sum at Empire Garden

I woke up Sunday morning on my last day of my Boston trip craving dim sum. So off we went to Chinatown and we found ourselves at Empire Garden. I was going to… Continue reading

SGV: Noodles and More at Tasty Garden in Monterey Park

After trips, I usually go straight to the nearest noodles joint. After my last couple of trips, I went to Tasty Garden in Monterey Park. I’ve been to several locations and it doesn’t… Continue reading

DTLA: China Cafe at Grand Central Market

China Cafe has long fascinated me. It’s in the center of the Grand Central Market. Known for their wontons, I was skeptical this busy lunch counter could be any good. There’s only one… Continue reading

Northridge: Dumplings and Noodles at Mandarin Deli

  Mandarin Deli is a local Southern California chain specializing in noodle soups and dumplings. A couple of years ago, I discovered they also did beef rolls very well. Growing up, my parents’… Continue reading

SGV: Tasty Garden Now Open in San Gabriel

After I got back from New York, I took my mom out to dinner for a belated Mother’s Day dinner. We decided on the newest Tasty Garden in San Gabriel. It’s been open… Continue reading

SGV: In Search of the Giant Soup Dumpling Wang Jing Xi

Like many of my food obsessions, it starts with a photo. Or several actually. I started seeing and hearing about the giant xiao long bao (XLB) or soup dumpling. I love XLBs like… Continue reading

Brooklyn: M Shanghai Bistro & Garden

As mentioned, I had quite a bit of Asian food during my recent trip to New York. After sushi the first night and Korean a few times, I wanted Chinese food. I knew… Continue reading

SGV: Phoenix Inn

  When I was a kid, my parents would take me to the original Phoenix Inn restaurant in Chinatown almost every week. They enjoyed the homey Chinese food not usually found in more… Continue reading

SGV: JR Cafe

  A few weeks ago, I had the whim to try one of my old late night haunts, JR Cafe in San Gabriel. Back in the early to mid- 90s, Hong Kong style… Continue reading