Hey FTCers, glad to see some familiar names from CH.
I’ll be heading down to LA from the bay in about a week or so, and I was hoping to have some critique and recommendations for our journey. A little bit more background, it’ll be just the three of us going around, and per parental eating our focus is mostly on HK-style/Cantonese but I’ll try to break up the medium (though ricey items usually makes them happy). First night will be around the Beverly hills area, and the next two will be around Arcadia.
Landing in LGB, hoping to go to Kagura in Torrance for lunch to try out their Katsu. Wandering around (maybe that Mitusawa plaza) and heading north towards Santa Monica. Chaumont Bakery or Farmshop seemed to pique interest for Croissants. I’m thinking Flame Persian cuisine for dinner (was pretty good last time I was there). Along the way to pass time thinking of walking around Grand Central Market or LAX-C, do you guys have any suggestions of interesting places to visit? (We’ve done the Getty Center, Pacific Palisades, Japanese-American Museum and La brea tar pits).
The following day, heading towards SGV. Thinking of Lunasia for some dim sum and… well. … a little at a loss from there.
I was reading some topics earlier for some suggestions any other recommendations welcome as well. .
HK Style Breakfast/Lunch:
Harlam’s Kitchen/ Har lam Kee restaurant
Delicious Food Corner.
Taiwanese/ Beef Noodle Soup
Thinking DTF for lunch or Dai Ho for beef Noodle Soup.
Embassy Kitchen (some of those special order dishes sound interesting).
Grand harbor or maybe Seafood Harbor?
Also, is J. Zhou worth driving and trying out for Dim sum say on our first day arriving instead of Kagura? Its a bit out there, and for our dim sum reference point, we usually go to Tai Yuan, Koi Palace, The Kitchen, Asian Pearl or Dragon Beaux in the bay.
For walking around, likely the Huntington Library and the Botanical Gardens. Any other interesting shops or stores to take a look at (or I suppose malls)? Thinking of checking out the Broth store/restaurant to maybe purchase some of the essences to go.