May 29, 2013
Far east eats
My co-worker Connie loves food. She is always coming to the office with tales about her eating adventures all over LA. So I was really excited when she invited Lilia and me for some authentic Chinese food in her 'hood. The San Gabriel Valley, where she is lives, is known for having some of the best Chinese food in Southern California, and Connie is practically an expert on the subject.
With hardly a glance at the menu, Connie ordered her favorite dishes for the table. We indulged in everything from stir-fried shark's fin with egg whites to soy sauce chicken to stuffed fish. My favorite was a lotus-leaf wrapped crab steamed with some of the most flavorful rice I have ever eaten. For dessert, we had black sesame mochi balls and a bean soup. Yes, a soup for dessert! Weird!
With meals like this, I am sure you'll find me back on the east side soon enough.
218 S San Gabriel Blvd. | San Gabriel, CA | 626.286.8148
Half & Half Tea House
120 N San Gabriel Blvd. | San Gabriel, CA | 626.309.9387
CATEGORIES: FOOD ADVENTURES