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

Facing East (Eight Guys Xiao Long Bao + happy hour) – San Diego, CA

I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to visit Facing East but none of my friends have been wanting to try out this new restaurant. I was in this plaza the other day and decided it was time for me to venture inside the restaurant. I was lucky as they offered happy hour that weekday from… Read More Facing East (Eight Guys Xiao Long Bao + happy hour) – San Diego, CA

Taiwanese

Din Tai Fung (+ rekindling ramblings)- Arcadia (Westfield Santa Anita mall)

Ok. So this blog is on a xiao long bao kick at the moment. I’ve been swamped at work, fighting a new cold, and having brain hiccups for the past two weeks. I was so grateful for the rain the other night. There’s something ¬†magical about the beautiful sounding rain when you’re tucked under the… Read More Din Tai Fung (+ rekindling ramblings)- Arcadia (Westfield Santa Anita mall)

Taiwanese

Paradise Dynasty (truffle, foie, cheese, szechuan, so many xiao long bao) – Taipei

Paradise Dynasty was a highlight for me when I visited Taiwan in September. I can’t believe it’s been almost three months since that trip. I look back at these photos and remember the food, company, and experience of that trip. Paradise Dynasty is a chain restaurant with locations around Asia. My mom had heard about… Read More Paradise Dynasty (truffle, foie, cheese, szechuan, so many xiao long bao) – Taipei

Asian

Great Wow – San Diego, CA

I’ve been on a blogging hiatus because food hasn’t been much on my mind. You won’t hear me ever say that again. Kidding aside, life has been catching up to me and I’ve been trying to get my un manicured hands to blog more. Great Wow restaurant opened some months ago. Sis didn’t want to… Read More Great Wow – San Diego, CA

Asian, SHANGHAI

Long Xing Ji (*GIANT* xiao long bao) – San Gabriel

I’ve been back a few weeks now from Taiwan. I didn’t crave Asian food for some time but finally missed some dumplings. My mom was in town and left her phone here so I decided to drive up to LA to return the phone (and have her treat me to dumplings galore). That’s what moms… Read More Long Xing Ji (*GIANT* xiao long bao) – San Gabriel

Taiwanese

Din Tai Fung (1088 S Baldwin Ave) – Arcadia, CA

I’ve always wanted this blog to be about food and how it brings people together. My family still amazes me, even today, when they bring that to life. My mom was leaving for Taiwan and wanted to treat us to ‘anywhere’ we wanted to eat. The ‘anywhere’ just had to be in Los Angeles. Dang… Read More Din Tai Fung (1088 S Baldwin Ave) – Arcadia, CA

Asian

Village Kitchen – San Diego (Clairemont), CA

It was a cold and dreary day. I don’t think I could have been any happier. I took the day off to spend with my mom who was in town for the holidays. We thought it would be fun to treat friend to Little Sheep Mongolian hot pot. Little did we know that half of… Read More Village Kitchen – San Diego (Clairemont), CA

Asian, Taiwanese

TASTY NOODLE HOUSE – SAN DIEGO, CA

Sis and I saw the sign for Tasty Noodle House some weeks ago when we were in Convoy for lunch. We knew Yu’s Garden had closed but had no idea what type of cuisine Tasty Noodle House served. We promised one another our first visit here would be together but I totally couldn’t wait so… Read More TASTY NOODLE HOUSE – SAN DIEGO, CA

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Dumpling Hut – San Diego, CA

Sis and I have had epic auto-correct fails. Case in point, I texted her that we’re at Dumping Hut for lunch. You’d think she’d find that amusing but no. She just takes it as another opportunity to laugh and shame me – all via text. I don’t think San Diego can ever, EVER, have enough… Read More Dumpling Hut – San Diego, CA