15 days ago | Chinese Cuisine
When chef Tony Xu opened Chengdu Taste in Alhambra in 2013, it marked a sea change in the San Gabriel Valley's Chinese restaurant scene. Using an elevated quality of ingredients, many imported directly from Sichuan Province, Xu took Sichuan cookin...
20 days ago | Mexican Cuisine
Even if you don't think you’re familiar with food from the Mexican state of Michoacan, you probably are. Carnitas, the slow simmered pork popular in tacos, originated there, as did the wonderfully refreshing sweet treats paletas. Those alone ...
1 month ago | Chinese Cuisine
The San Gabriel Valley's Chinese restaurant scene in 2015 can be summed up in two words: hot pot. Hot pots aren’t new to the area; places serving the bubbling, communal cauldrons of broth, meats and vegetables have been around for years. This year...
2 months ago | Chinese Cuisine
A bowl of freshly made noodles, possessing the perfect density and chewiness, is one of the great joys of dining in the San Gabriel Valley. Although finding noodles in the SGV has long been easy, finding freshly made, hand-pulled or knife-shaved n...
3 months ago | Chinese Cuisine
The amount of attention paid to the boom of Sichuan-style cuisine in the San Gabriel Valley over the past two years has left other Chinese regional cuisines out of the conversation. A stellar example of a non-Sichuan regional restaurant worth visi...
4 months ago | Chinese Cuisine
When Chengdu Taste opened in Alhambra in 2013, it ushered in a new era of San Gabriel Valley restaurants featuring the spicy, numbing peppercorn-laden dishes of Sichuan Province. More specifically, it shifted the focus of Sichuan dishes from those...