Tag Archives: San Gabriel Restaurant

Craving Newport Seafood Restaurant

20 May

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When we’re feeling Hangry (Hungry + Angry), what is a sure bet place to eat to make us feel Fappy (Full + Happy)? I’d put my money on Newport Seafood Restaurant in San Gabriel, which is where my bf and I ate w/ our food soul mates and 3 adopted little sisters (Face’s sisters). We were all Hangry to the max, but unless we were the owner’s friend, a friend of a friend, a VIP, a frequent flyer, a high-roller or what ever title it is that usually gets our names to the top of a list, we had to wait for our number to be called. We saw dishes pass by that looked so good, we were peeking into the dining area to glimpse at all the food that we could order and to see if any tables were filled with Fappy people who were ready to make room for the Hangry ones. It was almost as if we were in Vegas right before before our 21st birthday, waiting for the second we could finally throw the dice down at the craps table. After about a half hour wait, we got seated. We ordered family style and had the clams, fresh cooked shrimp, Newport-style lobster, bean curd with black mushrooms, on choy, crab fried rice, salt and pepper pork chops, and cubed beef. The last two dishes are not pictured. The beef dish was the first thing that came out and was eaten before I even knew what happened to it. The pork dish came out in the middle of a major food devouring session and at that time, my hunger dictated that satisfying my seafood cravings was more important than taking a picture of a pork chop. Coincidentally, both are dishes I don’t eat; however, both dishes were thoroughly enjoyed by every one else just as much as all of the other dishes that were on the table. During the meal the Lazy Susan was spinning around like a roulette wheel, but instead of cashing in on some dough, we were raking in (well, more like scooping up) other riches onto our plates, the richness of amazingly good Chinese food. At the end of the meal, sure enough, we were all Fappy, a feeling which is very similar to feeling like a winner. Winner, winner, lobster dinner!

Craving Golden Deli

23 Apr

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Sometimes, doesn’t a bowl of Pho sound soooo gooood? Pho, when pronounced correctly actually sounds like “fuh” and not “fo,” is a Vietnamese dish consisting of noodles, herbs, and a variety of ingredients to chose from in a broth. I jumped at the opportunity to meet for Pho with Marshall, Face, and Jax at Golden Deli in San Gabriel, which has the best Pho that I’ve had so far in SoCal. Every time I’ve gone this restaurant, is always packed. I’ll have to say it’s got to be the great, authentic Vietnamese food and not so much the customer service that keeps the restaurant’s tables full and it’s seats warm while, regardless of the temperature outside, the air conditioner is always set to “frigid.” I guess it makes sense since it’s usually on a cold or foggy day that I crave getting pho. I ordered my usually fresh shrimp spring rolls and in addition to the peanut sauce, I requested the nuoc mam, which is a mixed fish dipping sauce that when mixed with a little bit of red chili paste and tastes great with the spring rolls. I ordered a bowl of pho with shrimp and fish balls and added a few mint leaves, bean sprouts, fresh lime juice, and peppers, and prepped my little dish with Hoisin sauce and Sriracha to add as a topping to flavor the pho. While a bowl of pho sounds soooo gooood, eating it is actually better.

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.