Deliciousness from the Chiang Rai Region at Northern Thai Food

Deliciousness from the Chiang Rai Region at Northern Thai Food “Nancy” Amphai Dunne opened this little restaurant at the start of 2019 to present Thai dishes from Chiang Rai, the northernmost region of Thailand where Myanmar and Laos border the country. It is also the region where Dunne is from. Though many of the dishes…

Fu Zhou Cuisine 福州小吃 in Arcadia, CA

Fu Zhou Cuisine 福州小吃 in Arcadia, CA Fu Zhou Cuisine, 643 West Duarte Road, Unit B, Arcadia, CA 91007, Telephone: (626) 254-0800. Open every day from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Located in the corner of the plaza to the east of the supermarket. One cuisine that’s generally missing in the Los Angeles/Orange County area is Fuzhou…

Dim Sum at Elite Restaurant 名流山莊 in Monterey Park, CA

Dim Sum at Elite Restaurant 名流山莊 in Monterey Park, CA For at least a decade, Elite Restaurant has been ranked by diners and foodies as one of the Top 3 dim sum palaces in the LA/OC area. These days, despite changes of staff and managers, the quality of their dim sum is still excellent. Most…

Chef’s Menu at KALI Restaurant in Hollywood, CA

Chef’s Menu at KALI Restaurant in Hollywood, CA I always enjoy my meals at Chef Kevin Meehan’s KALI Restaurant on Melrose Avenue, just west of Larchmont Blvd. I learned about Chef Meehan through foodie friends who had attended his pop-up called Kali Dining (and I attended a few of those pop-up dinners in both Culver…

Lunch at Jitlada for Southern Thai in Hollywood, CA

Lunch at Jitlada for Southern Thai in Hollywood, CA Trying to get back at blogging regularly, but with the first one back, it’s going to brief and more of pictorial write-up. Being a procrastinator, it’s easy for me to get sidelined from posting. That mainly happens when I’m out of town on vacation, even if…

Second Visit to Mei Lin’s Nightshade at Arts District DTLA

Second Visit to Mei Lin’s Nightshade at Arts District DTLA Nightshade, 923 East 3rd Street. Unit 109. Los Angeles, California 90013, $12 Valet Parking, www.nightshadela.com. Only a month since my last visit, there were already changes to the menu. Gone was the Green Jade Tomatoes appetizer, and new was the Squid Ink Bucatini. Modified was the…

Uyghur Lunch at Omar’s Kitchen 新疆美食 in Artesia

Uyghur Lunch at Omar’s Kitchen 新疆美食 in Artesia Omar’s Kitchen 新疆美食, 11740 Artesia Boulevard, Artesia, CA 90701, Telephone: (562) 809-3887, Hours: 11:00am-3:00pm and 5:00pm-9:00pm Daily, Website: https://omars-restaurant.business.site/ Munire Omar (originally from Urumqi, Xinjiang, China) opened Omar’s Restaurant in San Gabriel back in 2010, and her brother, Urkesh, soon joined her at Omar’s, which received positive…

JTYH Restaurant 鼎泰美食 in Rosemead for Northern Chinese Noodles and Dumplings

JTYH Restaurant 鼎泰美食 in Rosemead for Northern Chinese Noodles and Dumplings JTYH Heavy Noodle II, 9425 Valley Boulevard, Rosemead, CA 91770, Telephone: (626) 442-8999, Hours: 11:00am-3:00pm, and 5:00p,-9:00pm (Closed Tuesdays). Over a decade ago, this place was written up by Jonathan Gold for their hand-pulled and knife-cut noodles, as well as a variety of house…

Mei Lin’s Nightshade at Arts District in DTLA

Mei Lin’s Nightshade at Arts District in DTLA Nightshade, 923 East 3rd Street. Unit 109. Los Angeles, California 90013, $12 Valet Parking, http://www.nightshadela.com. Much highly anticipated restaurant opening by Mei Lin, ever since she became the winner of BravoTV’s Top Chef, Season 12. Lin followed in the footsteps of her former boss, Michael Voltaggio, who…