What did you think of the place? We enjoyed our visit a few wks ago.
A lot of people are comparing it to Din Tai Fung. It was good but I wouldn’t go that far.
First time I’ve seen ginger rice cakes, a Chinese New Year dim sum specialty, in the Los Angeles area,
at Ocean Island in Monterey Park.
I love Ocean Island. They totally kill it with that kitchen of theirs and the variety of items they are pumping out! .
My only criticism is that you never know what they will or won’t have on any particular visit.
They always have the classics, Shu Mai, Har Gow, Ham Sui Gok, the Buns. Now, people order by the ton (Including myself!) so sometimes you have to wait for things to come in and have seen plenty of people do that. But since they have SUCH a wide selection, I can always find something or the other to sub or give a try for the first time.
Yeah, yesterday they ran out of BBQ pork buns and beef cheung fun.
Somehow I missed the fact that Meating replaced Lao Beijing Hotpot in Alhambra. Meating is a Chubby Cattle wannabe with regular and premium AYCE mostly meat menus, like a Chinese KBBQ. Currently the lunch special is $30.99.
No worries. I missed that too.
San Marino branch of New Moon closing this week, to be replaced by Asian Stars.
Old Ferry Donut’s new location opening soon at 704 W Las Tunas Dr Ste E4, San Gabriel. First heard about it from Kristie Hang’s IG.
Ocean island dim sum and huge tree.
Fan tuan still consistently good but also 7.50.
Ocean island dim sum was great. Chicken bao was very very good, along with Dan taat and lava bao. Sui mei not so much.
Harbin Dumpling House replaces Spicy Tail Seafood (a Chinese Cajun restaurant that didn’t last very long) in Rosemead.
Nice. Love that Dongbei cuisine.
I recall the food in Harbin being a little like Xi’an, and a lotta lamb
Looking at the menu what is Goubaorou?
Sweet and sour pork
So funny - was expecting some “only in Harbin” dish!