Asian

Jasmine House – Alhambra, CA

My parents found a new restaurant in San Gabriel that they said was pretty good. “Pretty good” , when describing Asian food, shocks me when I hear my family describe a restaurant (as they’re the toughest food critics around). Jasmine House is located in Alhambra. They are fairly new and attract customers with their  ‘free’… Read More Jasmine House – Alhambra, CA

Asian

Hui An Garden – San Diego, CA

My uncle recently treated the family to dinner at Hui An Garden. The restaurant has been in a strange transition over the past few months. I heard a manager from Jasmine took over the restaurant when it was still Fu An Garden but that didn’t fare well. Then it was recently re branded Hui An… Read More Hui An Garden – San Diego, CA

Asian

Top Island Seafood Restaurant (Thanksgiving Dinner) – Alhambra, CA

I usually celebrate Thanksgiving in San Diego and host a dinner at my place for friends & family who don’t have a place to go. But this year my mom wanted all of us to drive to Los Angeles so she could treat everyone to a Thanksgiving dinner at a seafood restaurant. I’ve seen Top… Read More Top Island Seafood Restaurant (Thanksgiving Dinner) – Alhambra, CA

Chinese

CHINA MAX – SAN DIEGO, CA

My mom and I have different tastes in food. She will proclaim that so-and-so is THE BEST whatever restaurant in town while I’ll say ‘eh, it’s alright’ after I try the place. China Max is that place for me. My mom and uncle think China Max is the preferred place to eat when it comes… Read More CHINA MAX – SAN DIEGO, CA

Asian

Pearl Chinese Cuisine – San Diego, CA

PEARL CHINESE CUISINE Sis and  I have nothing in common except for the fact that we both hate Lifu because mom loves a dog more than her daughters. I’m kidding (right?). When the two of us crave a particular food, we CRAVE IT BAD. It’s like two hungry chipmunks hunting for a nut. Pearl Chinese… Read More Pearl Chinese Cuisine – San Diego, CA

Chinese

Five Star Seafood Restaurant – San Gabriel, CA

FIVE STAR SEAFOOD RESTAURANT My mom’s sense of food is pretty nonchalant. She likes food but doesn’t go all bananas about it. I don’t understand how we are related. Her restaurant suggestions usually goes like this ‘I will take you to great restaurant in LA but I do not know the name of it so… Read More Five Star Seafood Restaurant – San Gabriel, CA

American, Asian, San Francisco, Vietnamese

San Francisco Vacation (Restaurants, Romance & Fun) – San Francisco, CA

I recently came back from a 4 day trip to SF with the guy. He knows how much I love the Bay Area and one of my best friends and cousin lives there now. So it was really nice of MG to plan a fun getaway for us. Besides, it was ‘kinda’ of an anniversary… Read More San Francisco Vacation (Restaurants, Romance & Fun) – San Francisco, CA

Chinese

Pearl Chinese Cuisine – Rancho Bernardo, CA

Pearl in Rancho Bernardo has been our ‘go-to’ destination for dim sum and evening to-go meals. I think they have the best non-Convoy-located dim sum in San Diego. They are located right next to Webb park. And if you’ve never been there, you’ll be amazed to find the cute pond there. My nephews love to… Read More Pearl Chinese Cuisine – Rancho Bernardo, CA