I seriously love this place! I used to go to the one in Tustin but recently discovered the one in Rowland Heights. Plus I love izakayas so I'm stoked that there's a good one in the neighborhood. Food is similar to Ojiya but the atmosphere is different (more young/hip lively if that's what you're going for)
Their yakitori is grilled to perfection and their pork broth ramen is fantastic!
Here's what I love there:
Pork Belly Yakitori
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Yakitori
Bacon Wrapped Okra Yakitori
Beef Tongue Yakitori
Pork Broth Ramen
Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice
As with all good restaurants, it can get a little crowded so be prepared to look for parking and wait.
Best pho in the Rowland Heights/Puente Hills area and it's evidenced by the fact that it's usually packed while all the surrounding pho joints are swatting flies.
The broth is flavorful, they give you tons of meat, the noodles are al dente and the Bo Luc Lac (shaken beef) is also delish.
So glad we have a good pho place nearby.
Love this place. It's the Chipotle of pizza joints. Fresh ingredients, fast turnaround, and good price.
Minus 1 star because the workers behind the counter can be really slow...especially if they're chatting it up with a customer and stop working (One of my biggest pet peeves).
Other than that we're a fan and have gone at least once/week since they've opened.
Happy we finally have a good pizza joint in the neighborhood!
This family-owned restaurant has passed the test of time which says a lot for this neighborhood. It's a staple of the East San Gabriel Valley for quality, fresh, authentic, Japanese food. Our favorites are:
1) Any of the fish specials (Usually blue-fin tuna)
2) Hamachi Kama (Yellowtail collar)
3) Tempura Udon (The broth is perfect and I like to ask for extra crunchy stuff)
4) Hamachi Jalepeno
Service is always warm and friendly.
Can't believe I haven't written a review for this place yet!
This is my hubby and my favorite Shabu Shabu spot in the SGV. We usually go to California Shabu Shabu in OC or House of Shabu Shabu for AYCE Shabu, but this is the best in this area. I like Jazz Cat too but my husband doesn't like how they charge you for extra rice. We also tried the new Yojie and it's pretty pricey for what you get.
Anywhoo, we love ichi ichi, and love it even more during happy hour when you can get buy one get one 1/2 off.
Their meat has great marbling, you can help yourself with your sauces so you don't' have to wait for the servers to refill, the veggies are fresh, and the broths are delicious! My favorite is the pork bone and my husband loves the spicy pork bone.
Added bonus, the girls that work there are great and already know my order every time I go so they don't even need to ask.
Tip: Get the boneless hainan chicken with dark meat. (The one with bones is totally different. It's more of a lean free-range chicken that doesn't have as much meat and isn't as juicy as the boneless one)
I was really hoping to be greeted by the nice little lady who used to own the Hainan Chicken restaurant that I loved next to Supreme Dragon. Well, it wasn't her so clearly this is a different joint.
So the hainan chicken is not Savoy, but it's not bad...
I got the hainan chicken with dark meat. It comes with a bowl of clear chicken soup, some bok choy, and of course the flavored rice.
First off, it took me a while to flag down the waitress to order because she was busy chatting it up at the cashiers station. I ordered the hainan chicken with dark meat.
Anyway, the food came out relatively fast...likely faster than it took the waitress to come take my order.
-The chicken was moist, the rice had flavor (not as much flavor as Savoy's but also not as greasy),
-The sauces: The ginger sauce was on-par with Savoys, the chilli sauce used to be too sweet but they changed it now and it's pretty good, and the garlic-cilantro sauce was surprisingly good. Only thing I thought was weird was they offer you 3 sauces in those table-top sauce cups but they only give you a little sauce place with 2 spots for sauces so you have to decide which two you want. I will say, the nice thing is that you can help yourself to unlimited sauce.
-The veggies - stir-fried bak choy...you can't really mess it up
-The soup - it's basically chicken broth with some cabbage slivers
- The ambiance - sucky
-The service - sucky. The waitress is slow and all the staff is in street clothes and flip flops. (Way to have pride of ownership!)
Overall, for the hainan chicken, it's not the best I've ever had but at this point, it's probably one of the better ones in the neighborhood without venturing out to Alhambra to get Savoy. Plus you get a bowl of soup and some veggies to balance out your meal.
Considering the service and the ambiance, you might be better off calling in your order and getting it to-go.
Oh, and it's "Cash Only".
Just a little intro, I'm Chinese but my Grandma grew up in Bombay, India so I grew up eating Indian food since I was young and have tried many indian restaurants all over the world.
There are definitely mixed reviews on this place but now that I've gone and actually experienced it myself, I can see why. The bad reviews come from people who clearly have never eaten at an Indian restaurant. People complaining that everything is a la carte and that they charge for Naan and rice?! Hello...what indian restaurant have you been going to that gives free naan and rice?! And I don't mean some lunch buffet where the food has been sitting over warmers for hours! People, if you don't know what you're talking about, don't pretend like you do and try to ruin it for what is a fantastic addition to the Diamond Bar Area!
This place is awesome! The food is super flavorful, with standouts like the Butter Chicken and the Dosas. The decor is very classy and clean and not your traditional old-school indian restaurant look. And the prices are really reasonable considering the quality, service, and decor.
I spoke with the owner a few times and you can tell, he really has put his heart and soul into this restaurant. He reads these reviews and even started including basmati rice for free with the entrees.
If you go, try the butter chicken, masala dosa, garlic naan and mango lassi. I promise you won't regret it.
I'm such a fan of Dr. Zhang and his businesses. He sincerely cares about your well-being and educating you on how to live a healthier life. This is a great alternative to the sugar-laden boba chains in the neighborhood. And if you're having any ailments, he is truly gifted in acupuncture! See my other review for Acupuncture Clinic - Steven Zhang in Hacienda Heights to hear about my experience there.
This is my all-time favorite boba place. I have been coming here since high school (almost 10 years ago). My favorite used to be the standard milk tea with boba, but over the last few years, I discovered their fresh watermellon juice with boba and their mango shaved ice with fresh mango and I add extra mochi balls...yum!!!
This place beats all the other boba shops because their boba is cooked to perfection pefectly sweetened and always fresh (you know this cause they're still hot when they serve them to you). Their juices are also made of fresh fruit and not some Red #9 powdered stuff like everywhere else :)
Plus they have a frequent customer card where you buy 10 drinks and get 2 free :) How great is that?!
P.S. I've also been to their location in Richmond, Vancouver and the quality is just as good :) Oh, and they also have all those fun chinese snacks and you can play a nice game of jenga while you're eating :)
Fresh dumplings and bun time! I always forget how good this place is and I'm nicely reminded every time I take a bite into their fresh hand-made buns, dumplings, or beef noodle soup. +1 star for the place being remodeled and clean :)
Yum yum! I love izakayas! Food is similar to Honda-ya but the atmosphere is more chill.
Here's what I love:
-Pork Belly yakitori - This was very crispy almost like bacon and who doesn't love bacon?!
- Bacon wrapped asparagus yakitori
- Bacon wrapped tomato yakitori (I was suprised I liked this since I'm not a big tomato fan but the tomato is cooked in the middle so it's nice and juice and goes well with the bacon...sort of like a BLT i guess)
- Garlic Albacore Carpaccio (O in my mouth)
- Grilled Rice Ball with soy sauce(I was very surprised that a ball of grilled rice could taste so good. It goes perfectly with all the food)
I finally had a chance to stop by the Greenshower Organic Farm yesterday. It was recommended to me by my acupuncturist, Steven Zhang. It is located on Desire Avenue, about 1/2 mile down behind the senior living community on Colima Road.
The place is awesome! It's so great to have a local place that has such a large selection of truly fresh and organic chinese vegetables like mustard greens, baby pea sprouts, bittermelon, ong choy, and also some non-chinese specific veggies like zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, bell peppers etc.
The place actually started as a bonsai farm and it was the owners dream to one day have an organic farm. I was able to get a tour of the actual farm and it's pretty big and they have a lot of different fruits and veggies growing. The fertilizer they use is the horse manure from stables across the street and they also have live chickens that they use to come and eat the bugs off the plants.
They also have a lady selling organic vegetable dumplings, and another lady selling homemade olive oil soap. It's a pretty amazing little operation they have going, almost like a co-op.
Their prices are very reasonable, almost comparable with what you would pay at 99Ranch Market except you're getting some of the freshest organic produce. My acupuncturist said that that most of their revenue stream comes from the bonsai farm and the organic produce, with the cost of water and labor etc., runs more like a nonprofit.
The only downside is that their only open to the public on Saturdays from 8am-1pm but if you've been there before and you know what you want, you can call in your order and they will pack it up for you so you can just go pick it up anyday and pay for it.
When I asked whether it is a "USDA Certified Organic Farm", the answer is that they are not yet, but they are going through the lengthy paperwork process. Like the vegetables that you'd grow in your own backyard, if you didn't put pesticides and whatnots on them, they do not have to be USDA Certified Organic to be organic.
Either my mom or I will be trying to make at least a weekly visit to this farm. Let's all do our part in supporting local businesses, especially those that are trying to better the community!
If you like stinky tofu and hotpot, then you're gonna love this place. If you're not a fan of stinky tofu or have a really strong sense of smell and are averse to the smell of stinky tofu, like my husband, you'll probably rather stay away.
I personally love stinky tofu and hotpot so I'm a big fan. Their garlic sesame oil soy sauce mixture is super addictive and goes perfect with the stinky tofu and hotpot.
Add in the vermicelli noodles and pork and I'm sold...yum yum!
Joanne Zhong, the banquet coordinator did a fantastic job coordinating all the details of our rehearsal dinner and wedding. We had 200 guests, rented 20 rooms and did a golf outing for the guys. The wedding day was near perfect and their staff were so attentive and courteous. Not to mention, it's a beautiful venue and lots of things are included that places normally nickle and dime you for.
If you're looking for a memory foam mattress, look no further. This is the in-and-out burger of memory foam mattress stores...great service, great quality, not an over-abundance of choices (so you don't get over-whelmed or confused), amazing prices (I got a queen-sized firm pillow-top memory foam for $260!!!), and you're in and out of there in less than 15 minutes! The mattress is super comfortable and since it comes rolled up, it was easy to throw in my trunk, bring home, cut off the wrapper and voila!
Oh and I got a doggie bed for $20 and my dogs love it!!
This is not your typical backyard burger. Fantastic local burger joint. Juicy tasty goodness! I've always been a mushroom and swiss fan so I llike to get the plain burger and have them add sauteed mushrooms and swiss cheese.
The owner, George is also very friendly. He comes around to say hi to everyone and ask how their food is. He also suggested, we throw in some truffle oil next time...don't gotta tell me twice! :)
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