Category Archives: Asian

The Dumpling House – Arcadia

First off… this is no Din Tai Fung.  It’s a hole-in-the-wall dumpling house with mediocre dumpling but they do serve the best beef rolls!  It’s a perfectly fried onion pancake filled with thinly sliced five-spice beef and green onions rolled up into a burrito and sliced into rolls.  Mmmmmm.  It’s the one item to come for. ...

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Sushi Central – Los Angeles

You can’t really compare Sushi Central to the likes of Hiko or Nozawa.  Sure, it’s in an unassuming strip mall.  Yes, they have a chef’s special (omakase)… but the grade of sushi can never rise up to the greats.  This isn’t to say that Sushi Central doesn’t offer good food for its price.  They offer...

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Thien An Vietnamese Restaurant – Rosemead

Oh Thien An, Thien An!  Why can’t you guys get your acts together?!  You’d probably get more customers if you weren’t so horrible with your service!  Look, don’t get me wrong.  I think the baked fish is really good though not in the same ball park as Phong Dinh.  The seven beef courses wasn’t bad...

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Kogi Taco Truck

Kogi is going down in my book as The Big Great Hype.  After a year of being “America’s first viral eatery,” Kogi’s reputation reaches great heights creating widespread anticipation and inflated expectations. 
My brother, whose had Kogi once before, asked the Matador and me to join him in chasing down Kogi as it visits our neck of the woods –...

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Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa

Eight words of heaven… charbroiled pork meatballs wrapped with crunchy shrimp eggroll.  If you could see me now, I’m levitating. 
Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa has got to be one of our favorite Vietnamese restaurants.  It’s owned by my dear friend’s family… super friendly staff.  My family started coming here when they first opened and it’s still one of our...

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