i’m pretty sure i mentioned this elsewhere, but i’ve revisited mi alma (which replced javier’s which replaced alberto’s) on colorado blvd. across from PCC.
the carne asada is still legit even though the new proprietors happen to be… korean. i went with the extra meat burrito, which upset the overall balance of meat to carbs IMO>
their fish tacos are also pretty good, though some might consider them pricey at $2.99 each. they offer a 3 fish taco plate for $7.50
the interior of the place are pretty much as how i remember it from alberto’s days, except for three additional items on the menu on the wall behind the counter, as befitting the ethnic heritage of new ownership:
i ordered a fish taco and bulgogi taco (actually, you are required to order 2 bulgogi tacos minimum; my lunch companion took the other one). the meat in the bulgogi taco was closer to a mince/ground beef in terms of texture, but it tasted like bulgogi.
i’m kinda hoping they expand the korean side a bit.
The supermarket in “the square” mall at the SW corner of san gabriel blvd & garvey has been replaced by GW supermarket, which soft opened on 05/23. it’s another asian supermarket.
more interestingly, the food table that’s open fri-sun in front of the supermarket has upgraded. they are now the people you pay for any of the food that comes from the food prep area to the right as you enter the supermarket. that table used to sell kimbap for only $2. they’ve expanded and now an entire half of the table has become: “how about rolls” and instead of the just the single version of kimbap (the “original” pictured below now marked up to $2.99 PLUS tax),
vs. the new version which is more snazzily wrapped and pre-cut.
and they now offer a plethora of fillings, including things like beef and spicy tuna, each variant running about $3.99. i’m curious to see how long that will last.