Summer Rolls in Temple City

The plaza at the intersection of Rosemead and Las Tunas used to be an Edwards Theater that featured 4 movies at a time. It went out of business and was an abandoned lot for several years. Now the plaza is alive again with so many good restaurants and shops including Kang Ho-dang Baekjeong, Sunmerry, and…

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How to Make Kale Pesto

Ingredients 2.5 cups of baby kale 1 clove of garlic 1/3 cup of shelled pistachios lemon zest 1/2 cup of olive oil Instructions Cut the stem off of your clove of garlic. (Use 2 cloves if you like your pesto extra garlicky) Fill your blender with half of all the ingredients and blend. Add the…

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24 LA Restaurants Awarded Michelin Star(s)

The powers that be at the Michelin Guide awarded their coveted stars today, even California (it’s been almost a decade for us). 24 LA restaurants were awarded, including usual suspects like Vespertine, Urasawa, and Maude. Quick Facts on Michelin Stars Stars are given out on a rating scale of 1 – 3. No restaurants in…

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Make Monday’s Better with this Salmon Bowl vs. Your Usual Salad

One of my big dislikes is a sad desk salad. (I’m not talking about the book). Eating lunch at your desk is a necessary evil that any 9-to-5er has to face from time to time. The husband and I usually pack salads for our lunch, but we always welcome the occasion to up our lunch…

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New(ish) Restaurant Reviews: Tim Ho Wan & Granville Pasadena

Don’t you love a weekend where you get to try new restaurants? It was one of those Saturday’s for me, and even better, I got to visit new restaurants with friends I don’t get to see very often. The first stop was Tim Ho Wan, the Michelin star rated dim sum, which newly opened in…

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