Not the best I’ve ever had, but fairly new to my apartment. The place is called IXLB Dimsum Eats. Obviously I must return.
For the three people who read this blog…huzzah!
Rejoice for I have moved to Hollywood and there are many interesting and inexpensive restaurants around.
It’s close to kway teow, with plenty of bak kwah pork tossed with shrimp and scallions and mung bean sprouts. The shrimp was cooked perfectly. It was one of the best Asian dishes I’ve had in California.
It was very good.
It’s only two (!!!) blocks from my new apartment!
I lived for a total of seven years in Asia: one and a half years in Taiwan and five and a half in Singapore.
Thus, I sometimes crave real Chinese food. Real I mean as Chinese food prepared traditionally by Chinese people for Chinese people.
The serving was much bigger I would have received in Singapore. I liked the deboned pork ribs, the Sichuan pepper and the pickled vegetables. Except for the huge portion it tasted authentic, like a dish I could get at a stall in the People’s Park Complex in Singapore’s Chinatown.
I went down to San Diego a few weeks ago to hang out with my youngest brother. The Asian ghetto, as it were, is located on and around Convoy Street, so we stopped at Chef Chin’s restaurant which looked promising.
The cubes of lamb were salty, fatty and crispy and aromatic with lots of cumin. The dish was garnished with fried cilantro and scallions. I loved it. While it wasn’t as good as the similar dish cooked by Lao Chengdu in Singapore, it pleased me.
Beef cooked in chili oil was good too.
They even had almond soup for dessert!
My craving for Chinese food was sated by my trip to Baohaus, a Taiwanese steamed bun restaurant by way of New York.
The taro fries were served with a peanut-based garlicky hot sauce that wasn’t very spicy.
I also ordered lemonade mixed with green tea that was unusually good.
I was in Santa Clarita, a week ago and after I had a brief meeting I was hungry and there weren’t many good options in the area. So I went to Pick Up Stix, a vaguely Chinesoid restaurant and ordered Kung Pao Chicken.
One of my favorite Chinese dishes, this attempt did not measure up to my standards, but my parents liked it.
However, I know what I did wrong, so next time, the attempt will be successful.