Tag Archive: san gabriel valley

SGV: Solo Lunch at Noodle King

  One day I found myself at a strip mall in the San Gabriel Valley for lunch. Almost all the eateries featured noodles; Chinese noodles of every stripe and this newfangled stuff called… Continue reading

SGV: Would You Care for a Noodle Dance at Hai Di Lao Hot Pot?

  After what seems like a zillion years, I finally checked out Hai Di Lao at the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia. It is the San Gabriel Valley branch of the hot… Continue reading

SGV: Comfort Food and Cocktails at Monkey Bar

  So much is happening over at the Santa Anita Westfield Mall! The Food Alley has a plethora of choices from Hainan chicken at Side Chick to the Japanese cheesecake import, Uncle Tetsu.… Continue reading

SGV: Softserve at Matcha Matcha

  Matcha is all the rage these days and Matcha Matcha at the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia is serving up softserve along with a variety of things green tea. That’s right,… Continue reading

SGV: Dinner at Shaanxi Gourmet

  During Christmas, I had a lot of Chinese food. But I made it a point to try more than just dim sum (though I had that too). Shaanxi Gourmet has been on… Continue reading

SGV: A Seafood Feast at 626 Lobster

  Over the holidays, I went to 626 Lobster for lunch on Christmas eve. I made a reservation though they weren’t terribly busy so we could have just walked in. This was a… 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

San Gabriel: Small Plates at Chang’an

  One of the things I’ve been looking for in the San Gabriel Valley is a spot to gather with friends for snacks and booze. Surprisingly, there aren’t a lot of Chinese restaurants… Continue reading

San Gabriel: Getting Spicy at Szechuan Chef

  Like ┬ámany people these days, I’m addicted to spicy Sichuan food. There’s something about that numbing mala spice that fascinates me. I got together with friends before Thanksgiving to check out the… Continue reading

SGV: Dumplings and More at Beijing Pie House

  It seems my trip to Beijing Pie House has been years in the making. At the very least, I’ve wanted to try it for a while. I attempted to go one night… Continue reading