Category: Food

Milton’s (Del Mar)

When you are hankering for a simple wellmade sandwich, like a BLT or a pastrami with Swiss, there aren’t too many choices in San Diego. But Milton’s comes thru with high quality meats cheeses and breads, especially those of the Jewish Deli persuasion. And did I say pickles? Mr A loves them. They bring out both pickles and bread to...

Tea Station (Mira Mesa)

We fell in love with Tea Station, a Taiwanese Tea House in San Gabriel, for their excellent tasting hot and cold tea drinks. It turns out that Tea Station has many outposts in SoCal including several in San Diego. So of course it was imperative to organize an outing around our new favorite drink, milk tea! The Mira Mesa shop...

Five Crowns (Corona Del Mar, CA) (2013)

Mr A and I had a 200 birthday bonus point coupon for Lawry’s burning a hole in our pocket, and Five Crowns had an opening at 5:30pm. Five Crowns looks similar to its sister property Tam O’Shanter in Burbank, an old fashioned ivy covered Tudor cottage that is more of a neighborhood joint with fantastic prime rib and a yearly...

Asian SUPERmarkets around the US

The biggest Asian Supermarkets in the US! Check out http://goldsea.com/Parenting/Malls/malls.html GREAT ASIAN MALLS & SUPERMARKETS Kintetsu/Miyako Mall San Francisco, California San Gabriel Square – been there, love it, spent 2 entire weekends exploring this area and haven’t run out of fun yet San Gabriel, California Milpitas Square Milpitas, California Diamond Jamboree Center – 85C, Lollicup, BCD Tofu House, Sam Woo, Ajisen Ramen, Shabu...

Spicy Cucumbers

Here’s a great recipe for Spicy Chinese Cucumbers that I found online. Thanks, kirbiecravings.com!   SMASHED CUCUMBER SALAD A Chinese-style cold marinated cucumber salad that is flavorful, simple and very addictive. YIELD: 2-4 PREP TIME: 5 minutes TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes INGREDIENTS: 5 Persian cucumbers (it’s best to use Persian because they are crisper) 1/2-1 tsp salt 2 cloves garlic,...

Five Star Dim Sum aka New Capital Seafood (San Gabriel, CA)

Our breakfast at Five Star on Sunday was only mildly successful.  When we arrived at 10, the place was packed.  The hostess couldn’t believe we had a party of 18.  But oddly enough, when they showed us to our table, it was a table for 12, and the seating hostess told us the other 6 would have to wait.  OK,...

So very full from our weekend of gluttony

As our weekend winds down, we think back over the glorious meals we enjoyed in San Gabriel. Every visit uncovers more hidden delights and there is much more to explore (Boiling Point hot pot may be next). The best things we ate this weekend in San Gabriel: Kung Pao Chicken at Wang Xing Ji. Rich, spicy, textbook perfect. With extra...

101 Noodle Express (San Gabriel)

This location of 101 Noodle Express has expanded significantly and upgraded the finishings. They were easily capable of absorbing our party of 22 last night. We took up 2 huge tables. The food was great, as we have come to expect from this place. Vast menu – over 120 items. The service was efficient and quick. And don’t forget, it’s...

Wang Xing Ji (San Gabriel)

Wow! This was a Szechuan restaurant, as we found out when every item on the menu had either 2 or 3 chili peppers next to it. Our party of 18 arrived early at 530, good thing, because the place was packed packed packed by the time we left. Service was a little slow and haphazard. Kung Pao Chicken – actually...