Tag Archive: chinese food

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

Las Vegas: Dim Sum at Zine

I’m still on the “there must be good Asian food on the Strip” search. This led me to Zine at the Palazzo in search of dim sum. As it turned out, the menu… Continue reading