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San Gabriel Valley

Chinese Food Los Angeles

Grand Harbor Stir-Fried Preserved Meat + Sprouting Cauliflower

My in-laws claim allegiance to different Chinese restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley depending on recommendations from church friends, fluctuating prices, or the movements of favorite chefs. Grand Harbor is a flashy Chinese restaurant...
Dumplings Los Angeles

Dan Modern Chinese Pork & Blue Crab Xiao Long Bao

The San Gabriel Valley is nearly unrivaled for Chinese food in the U.S. Some people might not associate Pasadena with the SGV, but they are indeed intertwined. Until now, it’s been surprisingly tough to...
Chinese Food Los Angeles

Mr. Fish Szechuan Bistro Steamed Eggs with Clams [CLOSED]

Despite the fact that I cover restaurants for a living, my in-laws have always shown less confidence in my ability to find good food than anybody else in my life, not to mention complete...
Hainan Chicken Los Angeles

Tasty Food Fried Hainan Chicken [CLOSED]

After I commented on an Instagram post from Caroline Kostiuk (@carolineadobo) about particular Hainan chicken practitioner in the San Gabriel Valley that looked particularly good, she responded with a recommendation for a place that...
Chinese Food Los Angeles

Noodle Harmony Pork Intestine Rice Noodle Soup

Travis He runs the front of house at Noodle Harmony, an ambitious new Chinese restaurant that draws from his family’s two regions. In Mandarin, the name is “double harmony.” His father Oscar is the...
Fried Chicken Los Angeles

Top Restaurant Crispy Fried Chicken

My brother-in-law Spencer mentioned the fried chicken at Top Restaurant many times, but I never had a reason to visit this east Pasadena strip mall. Somehow the stars aligned for a family dinner at...