The first U.S. city with an Asian population majority, Monterey Park has been referred to as "the Chinese Beverly Hills" and "the first suburban Chinatown." When it comes to doing a food crawl, it will obviously skew heavily to Chinese cuisine. Indeed, a top 10 could consist solely of Chinese resta ... More >>
As the calendar prepares to turn the page on yet another year, it's tradition time here at Squid Ink. A time for us to look back on the year and note restaurant openings and closings. When attempting to do this with the San Gabriel Valley, where an estimated 600 Chinese restaurants make up a vibran ... 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 >>
Anne Fishbeinthe invisible restaurant criticDear Mr. Gold:
What's your favorite place to eat Hue/Central Vietnam food in Los Angeles? Also, do you ever venture down to the O.C. for some eats?
--Brian Tran, via Facebook
Anne FishbeinFrench meatball with scallionsat Nha Trang
Can you visit -- or review -- too many San Gabriel Valley noodle palaces? One thinks not. Jonathan Gold certainly would argue that you can't, which is why he reviews another one, Nha Trang on Valley, in this week's Counter Intelligence.
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AmazonTaste Vietnamese food prepared by author Kim Fay this Wednesday, July 14th, at a celebration for her just-published book, Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam.
Fay's sister, Julie Fay Ashborn, whose photos appear in the book, will also take part. The time is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. ... More >>