Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Monterey Park’


Loving the 626, Fung Brothers Style

Loving the 626, Fung Brothers Style
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Three cheers for SGV entertainers and video makers the Fung Brothers for this terrific music-video shout-out to the joys of the 626. Sorry, Altadena, they don’t mean you: This love goes out to the south end, where the good food and late-night café action live: Alhambra, San Gabriel, Monterey Park, Rosemead and even El Monte. […]

Monterey Park

Monterey Park

America’s Chinatown The Facts What It Is: A 7.7-square-mile city eight miles south of Pasadena and nine miles east of downtown L.A Population: 60,051 Ethnic Diversity: 62% Asian, 29% Hispanic and/or Caucasian and darn few African-Americans, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders Median Household Income: $41,000 Key Players These pretty hills were originally inhabited by First […]

Ocean Star Seafood

Ocean Star Seafood

Vast and glossy, this reliable Cantonese restaurant is chaotic for dim sum and a bit more refined at dinner; we’ve had several memorable dinner parties in one of its private rooms. The dim sum, served in the usual way on rolling carts, is fresh and varied, and the seafood is consistently excellent; don’t miss the […]

Fleur de Lys Patisserie

Fleur de Lys Patisserie

This quaint little patisserie only opened in November 2009, but it has already won many hearts, and not just because it’s a French oasis in the the Asian-food-dominated south San Gabriel Valley. The crème brûlée is torched when you order, the bread pudding is wonderfully sweet with cinnamon and chocolate chips, and the napoleon is […]

Elite: Monterey Park’s Finest?

Elite: Monterey Park’s Finest?

Our EAT: Los Angeles colleague Linda Burum, who knows more about Asian cuisines than I know about hamburgers, says that Elite in Monterey Park is currently home to the best dim sum in town. And I for one am not about to argue with her. The San Gabriel Valley’s reigning dim sum house eschews the […]

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 […]

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