One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here.
Brothers David and Andrew Fung were raised in Seattle but as kids frequently visited their cousins in the San Gabriel Valley. "Those were some of my fondest memories," says And ... More >>
The Grand Central Market has been getting a major makeover: a fresh coat of paint, polished floors, WiFi, power outlets and new vendors. "We have empty stalls and we are trying to fill them with new flavors, new cuisines and new tastes," Christophe Farber, the director of business development for th ... More >>
When it comes to making dishes -- like Hainan chicken rice -- in which flavor is key, the Trang family prefers buying Buddhist-style poultry. "It is pretty much the most organic, free-range chicken you can come by," Andy Trang, a UCLA senior said.
Trang and his family, San Gabriel Valley residents ... More >>
When San Gabriel's Nha Trang opened a larger shop in nearby Monterey Park earlier this year, it was cause for excitement. While the original location was celebrated for its deeply flavored, complex versions of Central Vietnamese soups, it measured about the size of a doctor's waiting room, could sea ... More >>
YouTube stars, comedians and brothers Andrew and David Fung ascended to San Gabriel Valley fame in February with music video "626," a witty YouTube mash-up of various restaurants and dishes in the area.
"Food is the one thing that a lot of people can agree that Asians are the best at," Andrew Fung ... More >>
D. GonzalezSoba Noodle and Tofu Salad at Bloom Cafe
Salads can be stealthy. Rarely does one say, "Lets go out for salad," yet a salad craving can hit anytime and anywhere. During the heat for some cool crunchy relief. Even during the winter as a break for the usual hearty fare. Salads are ... More >>
F. FriesemaJonagold apples
The storefront that houses Lao Bian Dumpling has had many faces over the last few years, including Noodle Island, a favorite for its Hainan chicken rice. Its transformation into Lao Bian Dumpling was pretty recent.
But even with the rapid turnover, it was surprisin ... More >>
Christie BishopJonagold apple, minus first biteIf you've eaten around and in the San Gabriel Valley, you've probably become accustomed to the markers of an overly ambitious Asian-fusion restaurant, the couples picking listlessly at their sautéed-seafood salads, and bros pounding down exotic ... More >>
Flickr/greenkozia row of condiments
Angelenos have always hoarded takeout condiments, keeping a jug of Phillip's extra-hot to apply to their own barbecued ribs, frying last night's Dos Arbolito's roasted poblano salsa into tomorrow morning's chilaquiles, spooning the pureed ginger that comes ... More >>