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A Taste of Pasadena, Take 20

A Taste of Pasadena, Take 20
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“Please, Sir, may I have some more?” The 20th Annual Taste of Old Pasadena approaches quickly! $25 allows for All-You-Can-Eat samples from 30 participating restaurants, sponsored by the Old Pasadena Management District. Here are some of our favorites: Mignon Chocolate – dark chocolate ginger with sea salt, chili pepper ganache and Cuban mojito; just a few of […]

Yang Chow

Yang Chow

A branch of the Chinatown classic, this place has a huge and devoted clientele, proving that Yang Chow’s famed slippery shrimp is indeed as addictive as cocaine. Twice-cooked and bathed in a subtly sweet, mildly hot sauce, it is impossible to stop eating. Also good are the cashew chicken, fiery Szechwan wonton soup, pan-fried dumplings […]

Phoenix Food Boutique

Phoenix Food Boutique

When I lived in central Florida, I learned never to ignore restaurants in shopping centers and strip malls. Since that’s all they had there, it was easy advice to follow. But in our more architecturally rich environs, strip-mall restaurants are often overlooked in favor of locations with more charm and street life. That’s why the […]

Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung

Devotees wait at the door for the 11 a.m. opening on Saturdays and Sundays, the only days this famed dumpling house makes the soup dumplings called xiao long bao, amazing broth-and-pork-filled creations that always sell out fast. But those are by no means the only good things to eat in this cheerful, always-crowded café. We […]

Egg Roll Express

Egg Roll Express

The name might suggest a greasy spoon, but the food here is fresh and healthy, made without MSG and with good ingredients. We love the sesame chicken, dumplings, wonton soup, string beans and Szechwan dishes. Lots of vegetarian options, low prices and free delivery in the East Pasadena/Altadena area. 2397 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, 626.791.5336, […]

Happy Birthday Yujean Kang’s

Happy Birthday Yujean Kang’s

It’s hard to believe that chef Yujean Kang has been cooking his elegant brand of Chinese food in Southern California for 20 years, but it’s true. He started his career as a restaurateur in the Bay Area, then moved to L.A., and finally found his real home in Old Pasadena. Kang’s sophisticated dishes, prepared with […]

Battle of the Beef Rolls

Battle of the Beef Rolls

If you have not yet had the good fortune to try a beef roll, a creation from the northeastern Chinese province of Shandong, then you have not discovered what is really China’s great contribution to the sandwich gene pool. In this case, the bread is a layered wheat pancake fried with perhaps a little more […]

Mandarin Noodle House

Mandarin Noodle House

You won’t take much comfort in the setting—harsh light, less-than-nurturing service—but you’ll get all the comfort you could hope for from the steaming bowl of Family Handmade Noodle Soup, with hand-cut noodles and lots of yummy stuff. We also love the pan-fried dumplings, pork or shrimp soup noodle and our kids’ favorite, the “thin onion […]

Panda Inn

Panda Inn

Okay, so the food is phony by San Gabriel Chinese standards, and it’s a chain, if a local one. But we love Panda Inn anyway. The vegetables are fresh, the flavors are good, and the service is excellent. It’s the sort of place that non-Chinese families bring Grandma for a special occasion, and there’s not […]

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