Monday, November 22, 2004

East San Gabriel Valley

888 Seafood Restaurant
8450 Valley Boulevard Ste 121, Rosemead, CA (626) 573-1888 8450
Teochew seafood palace that belongs in the San Gabriel pantheon of high quality. Don't miss Teochew dessert made from eight kinds of sweet beans 'n stuff.

Little Malaysia
3944 N. Peck Rd., #8. El Monte 626-401-3188
Malaysian food in L.A. that's actually worth eating, too bad it’s in El Monte. The quality varies but most dishes here are rendered well, particularly roti canai (pancake with curry) and curry laksa noodles. Even char kueh teow/fried fat rice noodle is OK. My standards are unreasonably high so I give them a 6/10.

Din Tai Fung
1108 S Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, 626-574-7068
Godhead spot for xiao long bao (small soupy dumplings) that are highly delicate and completely wonderful. Fish dumplings are if anything, even better plus there are some Taiwanese soul foods like fried rice. Essential.

Sea Harbor
3939 Rosemead Blvd, Rosemead, 91770 - (626) 288-3939
Best dim sum in town according to my explorations. Don't miss #1 pastry of the universe and bittermelon dumpling with black sesame dessert. Many other delights.


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