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…

UPDATED: Dim Sum at Capital Seafood 金都 in Beverly Hills

UPDATED: Dim Sum at Capital Seafood 金都 in Beverly Hills UPDATED: Please advance to the end of the post. Ever since the loss of Royal Star in Santa Monica around the turn of the century, and the change of ownership of VIP Harbor Seafood Restaurant in Brentwood that became The Palace, the westside of Los…

9th Annual L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade at UCLA

9th Annual L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade at UCLA This is perhaps the best food festival one can attend in Los Angeles, and all proceeds raised will be go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.  This is one of the few local food festivals that have chefs from other parts of the country participate,…