Tag Archive: soup

Chinatown: Adventure and Chinese Food at Foo Chow

  Foo Chow in Chinatown isn’t shy about self-promotion. For years, they boasted of being the location of the Jackie Chan adventure movie Rush Hour. It was a huge sign taking up most… Continue reading

Chinatown: Lobster at Fortune Gourmet Kitchen

  In my quest to eat at every restaurant in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, I came across Fortune Gourmet Kitchen in the same plaza as Chego. Fortune Gourmet Kitchen is Cantonese and features seafood… Continue reading

Hancock Park: Mario’s Peruvian Restaurant

  I have friends in a new ‘hood. We’re having a grand time exploring Hancock Park. We’ve walked Mud Hen but a it’s much quicker to grab a bite at Vim Thai  and Mario’s… Continue reading

Chinatown: In Search of XLBs at Mandarin Chateau

  Located in a lonely plaza in Chinatown, Mandarin Chateau could be called a hidden gem. It’s open late night(ish) and is relatively different enough to seek out in Chinatown. Most of the… Continue reading

Monterey Park: Lunar New Year Dinner at LYL Garden

Happy Year of the Horse! For this year’s Lunar New Year meal, I found myself in the San Gabriel Valley. My family and I decided to go to LYL Garden in Monterey Park.… Continue reading

Chinatown: Chinese Dinner at Golden City

In my continued quest to eat at every restaurant in Chinatown, I hit up Golden City a couple of weeks ago. Although not a chilly night, we got seafood and tofu soup. We… Continue reading

San Francisco: Pho and Egg Rolls at Ben Tre

We tried Ben Tre in South San Francisco for lunch one day a couple weeks ago. My friend had been a few times and it was popular with the locals. We started out… Continue reading

San Gabriel: Hot Pot at Lu Gi

  A few weeks ago we had record breaking low temperatures driving people seeking warm and comforting food. I opted for hot pot. Lu Gi is one of the popular spots in the… Continue reading

Glendale: Truffle Dumplings at Din Tai Fung

The newest Din Tai Fung has now opened at the Americana in Glendale. This one differs from the two in Arcadia with two additional dishes including the truffle xiao long bao (juicy soup… Continue reading

West LA: Seoul House of Tofu

Recently I checked out the Seoul House of Tofu in West LA. Little Osaka seems to be losing its Japanese flavor as other cuisines join the restaurant row. I prefer to just call… Continue reading