Apologies for taking forever to upload this. Kristie & I did a feature on the 626 Night Market for Pasadena Magazine late last year. This is from the November 2012 issue:
Kristie and I have partnered up with the 626 Night Market and we’ll be rolling out a series of cool videos. Here’s our first. Xiaolongbao skewers anyone? All credit goes to the talented Aileen Xu who shot and edited this entire thing.
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This episode was shot at Emperor Noodles in San Gabriel. (800 W Las Tunas Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91775) Also, a big thank you to the people over at Huffington Post LA and Blogging LA for the write-ups about our PSA.
This week has been more research for me than writing. But somehow, I’ve managed to push out a few articles. Here’s what I’ve published this week:
Best Hong Kong Waffles in Los Angeles (CBS Los Angeles)
If you’ve followed me long enough, you know that I’m such a huge supporter of Happy Garden on Valley Blvd and New Ave. It’s classic Taiwanese fare and they’re no longer selling the place — at least not yet.
I’ll admit I’m usually not the biggest fan of offal but there is something magical about the boiled, rubbery intestines mixed with a fragrant broth of vegetables, sliced ginger, scallions and dried shallots. This was one the places I brought Andrew Zimmern to during our brief SGV food crawl and of course, the dish I choose to highlight was the intestines.
1277 E. Valley Blvd., Alhambra, CA
I hate it when people ask me what the best Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles is. Give me a category and I can throw out a few suggestions. But sometimes I manage to get myself cornered into that question and well, lately I’ve been shouting out Yunkun Garden as my all-time favorite. But that’s because I’m personally a sucker for chilis.
This photograph is exactly why. I went the other day for lunch and we ordered their crispy chicken. Let’s just say that this was enough to keep me smiling for the rest of the day.