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Wednesday, 29 March 2006

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Kathy

Your old neighborhood has become my new neighborhood (despite a 20 minute drive). I love the little restaurants/snack shops (esp the sticky tofu stand outside) surrounding the market but have yet to try many - any recs?

Passionate Eater

$0.49 for five garlics!! I miss Southern California sooo much!

clayfu

it saddens me that the hannan chicken is gone now =(

but across the street from HK supermarket (across colima) is a foodcourt.

Inside they have all kinds of different chinese eateries, one is just for steak and chicken cutlet. You can get a big ol chicken cutlet, pasta, soup, salad for 6$

oh yah and a sunny side up egg =)

milgwimper

You know you make me sick Kirk! I need more stores like the ones you have in So Cal. *sniff* Okay well you don't make me sic, but we still need more stores! ;P :D I think I need to go shopping...er I mean I need to go to bed now. ;P

Rachel

Have you ever been to HK kirk? well if the customers there have migrated from there, 9 pm is early for them :) Work has just finished and its time to party! shop! and Eat!!!
Cool pics and love the jerky stand mmm miss the chinese style jerky. We get jerky here but its the drier western style. We get croc, emu and 'roo jerky. You should check if it can go through your customs and if so mail me and I"ll send you a package :D
I love the steamed buns (bao) my hubby loves the bbq pork ones best. I like the big bun (da bao) which has minced chicken or pork, chinese sausage and a quarter of a hard boiled egg. Mmmm

Kirk

Hi Kathy - that's funny, we may run into each other one day! The Missus still loves the Cho Dofu(smelly tofu) from Shau Mei - we were fascinated by the Sichuan Restaurant inside the mall with dishes ranging from $3.95-4.95 - we'll be hitting there on the next visit. Across the street is a food court with really inexpensive and pretty good food. Also next to the food court is a Chengdu style sichuan....so many choices.

Hi PE - Leave it to the Missus to find a bargain!

Hi clayfu - We did check out the food court across the street but by that time was just too tired/lazy to take photos - everybody was hitting the place that does 3 entrees for $10.99 - looked like enough food to feed 4 or 5. Also the Chengdu style Sichuan palce looked good. We had looked at the Hunan restaurant's menu in Hong Kong plaza, and could only find 3-4 Hunan dishes on the menu, so we passed. We laso went to check out 99 Ranch Market and the surrounding area on Nogales/Gale - I'd forgotten how much there is in the area.

Hi Mills - Can you tell that we miss the food in LA! Don't miss the traffic though.

Hi Rachel - Nope never been to HK, it's on my "wish list" though! Most of the Chinese in the area are either from Taiwan or (like the Missus) from Mainland China. I think we've been living in SD for so long we forgot how LA is.

Jenn

Once again, another photo of ridiculously priced vegetables that makes me jealous! Koreans LOVE garlic, but one is hard pressed here to find a fully dressed whole head of garlic! Here, you either get it in cellophane wrapped packages of skinned cloves, or completely chopped. I want a whole head stuck in a clay jar where it will stay fresh for awhile. Here, there's a window of about two days before it starts to taste bitter and stale!
I love garlic. And I want to go shopping with you, it looks so fun!

ccwu

Are you going to try that Chaozhou style restaurant next to TS Emporium (on Nogales, south of the 60). It is where the old Guangzhou Palace restaurant used to be. It has a great "house special" crab, with fried minced garlic to top it off. The past few times I've eaten it, it hasn't disappointed.

stacey

oooh rowland heights! that's where I went for chou dofu, SOOO good. smells up the whole area. :)

Joan

Kirk,
You make me miss my old 'hood! I grew up in Hacienda Heights, so I love when you go back for visits and write about the old familiar places :) I haven't been to Hong Kong Plaza in @ least a few years, it definitely has changed quite a bit. I think I ate @ Yi-Mei Deli once w/ some friends and we all thought it was hilarious that the orders were being read out in Spanish! Chinese, OK, I'd understand b/c of the clientele- but Spanish??? Who knew Rowland Heights was so diverse- hehe :)

clayfu

if you go to 99ranch market, there is a taiwanese eatery on the corner of it, it has a chinese school style to it

try it! its very novel. the porkchop rice is great

elmomonster

Ahhh...Hong Kong Plaza...I guess I never noticed it getting cleaner over the years...must have been a gradual change that it went without me noticing. But you are right...it doesn't stink as much anymore. Of course when you go outside...stinky tofu seems to still find it's way into my nostrils.

Phasmatrox

man, hong kong plaza is so great- cheaper than all the neighboring markets.
and lemme tell you, B-grade restaurants means-they've got more flavour! hahaha.
sometimes i love living here, but sometimes...that rude service- it really gets to me.
it must be cultural- i don't know-- and to the lady by the name of Joan- oh boy....you don't know how many people of hispanic/latino descent go to Hk plaza like almsot everyday.
we love it! haha

Kirk

Hi Jenn - I used to have similar problems with garlic back home in Hawaii as well. Anytime you're in San Diego, drop me a line, we'll be happy to take you shopping!

Hi Stacey - Probably from Hsin Hsin Shau Mei, right? The Missus loves the Tsoh Dofu......

Hi ccwu - Funny, when we left the area, that restaurant was still MPV - with great lunch deals! We did note the restaurant, but there are soooo many choices in the area! You are so very lucky to able to eat in the area on a regular basis.

Hi Joan - I'm glad you enjoy the posts! We'll be going back in the near future and hopefully have 3-4 meals in the area. The area has even gone through many changes since we lived in the area 5 years ago.

Hi Clayfu - Chinese School feel is right....you should see all the teenagers hanging out there!

Hi Elmo - Tsoh Dofu has a very unique "fragrance", once you smell it, you never forget the smell!

Hi Phasmatox - We used to have a saying about Chinese restaurants when we lived in LA:
A = American
B = Better
C = Chinese
LOL! I miss the food in LA, but don't miss the traffic and some of the really terrible service we experienced there.

stacey

Hm, I don't know the name of the place we go! But I'm sure that's it, it's kinda in a corner?

Kirk

Hi Stacey - Yeah, you just have to follow your nose......

Jack

Isn't it nice to have all this within an hour or two on the freeway? Then you can come back home to San Diego!

Kirk

Hi Jack - Are you saying, "It's a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there?" :o)

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