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Craving Crustacean

2 Jun



Aren’t there times when we just crave garlic noodles? Last night was one of those times when I was feeling like I needed to satisfy this craving, right before my bf and I decided to make reservations at Crustacean in Beverly Hills. The first thing we noticed inside of the restaurant is a beautiful aquarium to the right of the entrance. Walking through the lounge and into the dining area, we also noticed the glass aquarium underfoot, filled with colorful koi fish. The ambiance in the restaurant is great, but it set the scene for an even greater meal. We started off with the corn with crab soup, the seafood salad, seafood dumplings, and mussels. We shared a side order of the bok choy, and we each had a whole crab and an order of the garlic noodles. The seasoned crab is scrumptious, but what I love about Crustacean is the crab is presented already cracked and peeled, leaving just the meat to be enjoyed without any hassle. Everything we had was so delicious and a plus was having an extremely pleasant and attentive server. I started off with craving garlic noodles, and I ended up with six other must-order-again cravings that I will likely lead me back to Crustacean. I can’t wait!

Craving Mei Long Village

7 Jan

Mei Long Village

Why are noodles so addicting? Well, if you have the Green Onion Noodles at Mei Long Village in San Gabriel, you’ll know exactly why. Last night, I had dinner with one of my oldest and dearest friend and food soul mate, Face, who loves good food just as much as I do and who actually introduced me to this restaurant some time ago. I was craving the green onion noodles (easy/light oil), which we shared with a snow peas and garlic dish and another veggie dish with baby bok choy, mushrooms, and tofu. Prior to having dinner, we said we weren’t that hungry, but the noodles were so good, we had to have a second order. Mei Long is known for their XLB (xiao long bao) dumplings, but I go there for the green onion noodles, they are the best! Additionally, if you check into the restaurant through Yelp, which has proved to be a great tool for restaurant reviews and ideas for Face, you can get either a free order of the dumplings or $10 off your meal (we chose the latter). If you are ever in San Gabriel area craving authentic Chinese, specifically Shanghainese food, Mei Long Village is the place to be. If you go there with great company, specifically some one else who shares the same taste palate, than dinner can also go down in the books as one to savor.