I tried the dry hot pot at Tasty Dining in San Gabriel last night with Louise and Will. I think I like how the Wuhan people do their dry hot pot. The food was good and I didn’t smell like my dinner afterwards, but that might be because we had dinner early and there weren’t that many customers yet. Louise and I shared the lamb pot and Will ordered the vegetarian. I know the lamb was supposed to be the main focus in our pot, but I didn’t much care for it. MY MAIN FOCUS was the non-expensive stuff, the potatoes, celery, cauliflower, tofu and wide vermicelli. They soaked up the flavors well and were delicious. I’ll never look at potatoes and celery the same way ever again. Ok maybe that was a little exaggerated.
Tasty Dining (where that one Lollicup used to be).
301 W. Valley Blvd., Suite 101
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Thank you Louise for writing about your dining experience at Hui Tou Xiang and then accompanying me for my first meal there. We ordered a cold dish of marinated squid (小魷魚), pork soup dumplings (小籠包), the Hui Tou pork (回頭豬肉), and a pork and leek pancake (豬肉韭菜盒子). On top of serving good food, the restaurant staff were also very friendly, which is rare in a Chinese restaurant located in the San Gabriel Valley. Is it weird that I didn’t order any noodles? I think so. I’m going to have to go back very soon to try the noodles.
Hui Tou Xiang Noodle House
704 W. Las Tunas Dr. Ste 5
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 281 – 91776
A few months ago my cousin had recommended having dim sum at Shanghai No. 1 Seafood Village. She raved about the decor and that the dishes were fairly decent. I decided to take Nahae there today to give it try. The crowd that was waiting outside was a promising sign. My cousin was not exaggerating about the decor, it was like eating at a restaurant set in the TVB drama “Once Upon a Time in Shanghai”. The dim sum dishes were decent but were on the pricier side and they didn’t have a very large selection. Hopefully they will add more to their menu later. Now I’m curious about their dinner menu, which means I’ll just have to come back again.
Today I had lunch at Fortune Dumpling with Lena. Fortune Dumpling used to be 元寶小館 in Rosemead (or was it El Monte?). I haven’t been there since I was in college and had completely forgotten about this place until a friend mentioned it to me last week. Lena and I ordered three plates of dumplings, a plate of thousand year egg and tofu, and an order of beef wraps.
soup dumplings – holiday special only $2.99
spinach wrap w/ pork, carrot wrap w/ pork & seaweed, goji wrap w/ chicken
dumplings w/ pumpkin & shrimp filling
pumpkin & shrimp filling was meh
our order of beef wraps was huge
thousand year egg & tofu