Dinner at 重庆特色小面 Chong Qing Special Noodles in San Gabriel

Dinner at 重庆特色小面 Chong Qing Special Noodles in San Gabriel One of the last places Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold reviewed before he passed this summer.   Apparently, one of Best Noodle House’s chefs left to open up his own place, and with good reason too.  The food here is really good, with healthy…

Northern Chinese Dumplings and Baos at You Kitchen 婆婆家 in Alhambra, CA

 Northern Chinese Dumplings and Baos at You Kitchen 婆婆家 in Alhambra, CA You Kitchen, 1402 East Valley Boulevard, Alhambra, California 91801, Telephone: (626) 977-8088.  Hours seem to be from 10:00 am to Midnight, daily.  Open since October, You Kitchen offers an array of Northern Chinese style dumplings (from Shen Yang) from xiao long bao (soup…

Los Angeles Times 101 Restaurants We Love at The MacArthur

Los Angeles Times 101 Restaurants We Love at The MacArthur Los Angeles Times is keeping up the annual food event created by Jonathan Gold, which celebrated the announcement of Gold’s annual 101 Best Restaurants List.  This year, food writers Jean Harris, Amy Scattergood and Andrea Chang dined at as many of the restaurants that were…

SHUTTERED: Hunan Restaurant 湖南少官 in Rowland Heights, CA

SHUTTERED: Hunan Restaurant 湖南少官 in Rowland Heights, CA One of two locations (the other being in Monterey Park) serving up reasonably priced Hunan dishes.  Dishes that were made with a combination of dried red chiles and fresh green chiles offered a nice spicy kick to them.  The only dish we didn’t enjoy was the steamed…

Lobster & Steak Express in West Covina, CA

Lobster & Steak Express in West Covina, CA Unusual little place inside Hong Kong Plaza in West Covina.  With a name like Lobster & Steak Express, one would not have expected them to be a Chinese restaurant that services up dishes similar to those you would find at Newport Seafood and Boston Lobster in San…

Dinner at Sichuan Impression 锦城里 in Westwood/West Los Angeles

Dinner at Sichuan Impression 锦城里 in Westwood/West Los Angeles If you’re a Chinese foodie, then you’ve been waiting for Sichuan Impression to open in the Westside since it was announced that they acquired the location that used house Jin Jiang, a Chinese American style restaurant (similar to those like Yang Chow in Chinatown) that was…

Modern Burmese at Daw Yee Myanmar Corner in Silver Lake

Modern Burmese at Daw Yee Myanmar Corner in Silver Lake It was disappointing to learn that Daw Yee Myanmar Cafe in Monterey Park had shuttered due to the inability to negotiate a new lease.  However, there’s still Daw Yee Myanmar Corner to nosh at when one has a craving for refined Burmese dishes.  The food…

Sichuanese Dinner at Spicy City 重庆麻辣成 in San Gabriel, CA

Sichuanese Dinner at Spicy City 重庆麻辣成 in San Gabriel, CA Walking into Spicy City last Sunday night, we were caught off guard by the new furnishings and new tableware/settings.  The servers had to reassure us that that was all that changed with the restaurant.  They still have the same chefs and still churn out delicious…