Diamond Bar, CA: Tasty Box

I was craving Hong Kong style food and found a place called Tasty Box in Diamond Bar, California. It’s a tiny place, and it’s primarily a take out restaurant, but there are some tables outside.…

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Anaheim, CA: Min’s Dumplings #nationalbaoday

On Wednesday, it was #NationalBaoDay! So, what’s a Bao? If you google it, you’ll probably get the Pixar animated short “Bao”, about a Chinese woman suffering from empty nest syndrome, and brings to life a…

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Gardena, CA: Home Kitchen

I wanted to take my friend, Roger, out for his birthday, and he wanted to come to Home Kitchen, a mom n pop, hole in the wall, tiny little restaurant in Gardena. There’s plenty of…

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Santa Ana: Mrs. Bean (@mrsbeanjianbing)

Mrs. Bean (or @mrsbeanjianbing on social media) is a Chinese noodle place, located at the Main Place mall in Santa Ana.  Karen and I was supposed to meet up at Boudins, but noticed this new…

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San Diego, CA: Menya Ultra ramen

Menya Ultra ramen is an award winning ramen place in Japan.  In February 2017, they opened up a store in the outskirts of San Diego and was an instant hit.  I have been following them…

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Tustin, CA: TANAKAYA Japanese Soba Restaurant

Established in 1948 (in Japan), this tiny restaurant is tucked away next to Shout, a karaoke place, in a non descript strip mall with a huge parking lot.  I discovered this place on yelp when…

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Brea, CA: HaiDiLao Fusion Shabu (@haidilaoUS)

I was going to the Brea Mall and wasn’t really craving the food court for dinner. I went on the mall’s website, and saw that they had a Shabu restaurant.  Nestled between the Macy’s Mens and…

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Hacienda Heights, CA: Hainan Chicken Rice @Cluck2Go

Huzzah!! A Hainan Chicken place that’s not only legit, but saves me from driving to LA for my fix. This tiny restaurant is located in the Rowland Heights area, in a shopping plaza to the…

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Lake Forest, CA: Delicias Peruanas

I was in South County and hankering for some Tallarin Saltado… not the green pesto version, just the “normal” one with chicken or beef. This place popped up on Yelp with decent reviews. It wasn’t easy to find…

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Anaheim, CA: MFK by Aysee (@MFK_Aysee) #MFK

MFK means “Modern Filipino Kitchen” and Aysee is the owner’s grandmother. I have driven by this location multiple times, and never knew it because it really is hidden. It’s near the corner of Magnolia and…

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Fullerton: Huntington Ramen

This little Japanese restaurant is hidden in a strip mall, off Chapman and Victoria, across the street from a post office. We came on a Wednesday and was able to find parking, but I can see…

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Touring LA’s Koreatown with Avital Tours #avitaltours

I was invited to attend a progressive food tour of Koreatown by Avital Tours.  It’s a 3 hour, 4-course progressive prix-fixe dining experience, where you visit 4 restaurants and receive two appetizers, one entree, and one dessert, with…

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Laguna Hills : Hai Master Kitchen (Chinese food)

Happy Chinese New Year!! My mom wanted to get the family together for the Year of the Dog, and my sister recommended a different place about 10 minutes away. Unfortunately, that place was closed for…

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Las Vegas: Viet Noodle Bar

Las Vegas has plenty of food to offer. You can find almost anything you want, on and off the Strip.  We try to get away from the Strip and eat where the locals eat.  About…

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Artesia: Gerry’s Grill

I was shopping at MadPoppin and spied Gerry’s Grill across the parking lot. The logo is a swordfish holding 2 beers. Is it a bar and grill? a burger place? a fish place? Uhhh actually…

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Arcadia: Side Chick (@sidechickLA)

So, Side Chick is not easy to find. It’s in the Santa Anita Mall’s EAT area next to Nordstrom (the door is next to Monkey Bar) or inside the mall its to the right of…

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Cerritos, CA: Curry Katsu (@currykatsucerritos)

This little Curry restaurant is located in the same shopping strip mall as Lucille’s BBQ, next door to Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ.  Parking can be a bit tricky, so if you can’t find anything, park next…

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