Earthen

After too many days of eating the white man’s food, I really was craving something Asian.  I can’t go too many days without eating Asian food.  I crave chocolates and sweets, but my want for Asian food runs deeper than simple desire.  It’s like it’s ingrained into my genetic makeup to optimally thrive off of…

Chuan’s

My experience with Szechuan cuisine is pretty limited.  I’ve probably eaten it only a handful of times and I was never impressed or filled with a desire to go back for more.  I think people always mistake Szechuan food for being particularly spicy, which it’s really not.  Though, my spice-O-meter may not be representative for…

King Hua

Dim sum has to fall into the same category as sushi, for it’s lack of varying descriptors.  Also, while all sushi looks the same, all dim sum looks the same as well.  As a result, dim sum isn’t all that exciting to blog about, but I still do it because good dim sum deserves some…

Tokyo Fried Chicken Co.

Since getting back to the blog after a long hiatus, I haven’t had any real noteworthy dining experiences.  But along comes Tokyo Fried Chicken Co., which restores my faith in the delicious possibilities of this world.  You’re probably thinking, what’s so special about this fried chicken?  The meat is juicy and tasty, while the outside…

Michelle’s Pancakes

Michelle’s Pancakes is a restaurant that’s been around for a few years I think, but the reviews on Yelp were never that impressive.  It’s located in the same plaza as Luscious Dumpling, so maybe it gets some overflow from them.  When I attempt Luscious Dumpling, I just make the commitment to wait and wait and…

J&J

For all of those tired of the updates about Thailand, this one’s for you… The San Gabriel Valley has no shortage of dumplings.  In my experience, most of the dumplings are just OK, never really achieving that yum-inspiring lip-smacking deliciousness of Luscious Dumpling, which I am convinced has to use MSG.  Most taste like something…

Luscious Dumpling

I have a love-hate relationship with Luscious Dumpling.  I LOVE the dumplings, and HATE almost everything else about the place.  Ok that last part may be an exaggeration.  I mean, the place is small, but clean, the service is typical for FOB Asian, the prices are cheap, but on par with most everything else in…

Sea Harbour Seafood

I was fortunate enough to work with a family medicine physician in the San Gabriel Valley back in the day.  It was great, because I went home at noon everyday and on some days I got to taste some of the best food in the SGV at the expense of some pharm reps.  Sea Harbour Seafood…

Mama’s Lu Dumplings (That’s NOT a Typo!)

We are always in search of new dumpling places. I stumbled across this place on yelp a while ago, but there weren’t that many ratings at that time so I was not willing to take a risk on a potentially crappy restaurant. Since then, this place has amassed a good following for being good and…

Dumpling 10053

The dumpling man and I have spent the last 3 years searching for the best dumplings in the SGV. Our favorites, in no particular order, are Din Tai Fung, Luscious Dumpling, and Dumpling 10053. The latter is probably my favorite. Conveniently named after its address 10053 Valley Blvd. Those China ppl, soooo creative! Haha, jk. This place has…