The Missus and I had a great time in Vegas and our time there ended on a high note. When we initially made plans for our short jaunt to Las Vegas, we thought we'd do what we've done before, make a quick stop in the SGV for a meal then hit the road home. But after thinking things through, we decided to spend a night in Hacienda Heights. After all, we lived in the area for a good chunk of time. It would be nice for old times sake. We also decided to do some of the things we used to do on a Saturday......that would be hit the Torrance Farmer's Market. So we left Vegas at around 545am and made it to the Torrance Farmer's Market in no time at all!
Ice chest full of produce, we stopped and topped off the gas tank and headed to San Gabriel.
I'd been craving the Tianjin Baozi from Tasty Noodle House for a while, so that's where we stopped for lunch.
Remember, it was still January, so the Missus was still in the mood for soup and ordered the Suan Cai Yang Rou - Sour Vegetable and Lamb soup which was both warming and cleansing, if not super good.
I prefer mine a bit more sour and salty.....but this did fine.
Of course we got the Tianjin Baozi, which was just as I recall, yeasty aroma, light and fluffy, with a light, yet tasty pork filling.
Just the fragrance takes me back to China.
Seems like everyone who eats here orders this. A guy comes in, has one order for lunch, then proceeds to get five orders to go. Though I don't think you really the full enjoyment of these after reheating.
I could probably eat this a couple of times a week.
Tasty Noodle House
827 W Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776
After lunch we took our time driving up to Rowland Heights and wandered around the neighborhood.....up and down the streets we used to drive on often....Nogales, Harbison, Azusa, Colima..... We checked into the Courtyard a bit early and got a nap in.....then it was dinner time of course!