Secrets out via Jonathan Gold review…
Delicious Food Corner in Monterey Park.
This is one of my favorite places to eat. Also there is another similar breakfast place up Garfield, forgot the name.
Good Morning Beautiful
Fish and Lettuce Congee. Very light. Can serve 2-3, but I am a fei fei. Cantos we like the rice to be “burst open”, which gives the creamy consistency. Just enough “watery” so it is not Gruel served at a English orphanage. This is soul food. This is what we eat when we are sick cooked by our Parents/Grandparents. It is what feeds a whole family during civil war (Thanks Mao, I’ll be coming for you, you bastard) or nourishes a whole working class family. It is a Old Ass Recipe. It is almost instilled in every Chinese kid to NEVER waste rice. (I believe Koreans and Japanese also believe this). Yeah it’s just porridge but it’s more than that also. I see some fancy porridges coming out, that’s cool do your thang, please don’t overprice it and don’t forget the physical/historical/social importance of this most humble dish. I said too much. Don’t forget to season with white pepper!!!
Pineapple Bun/Bolo Bao (wouldn’t it be genius to ask Bolo Yeung to advertise for your bolo baos…I am alone on this)
So good with the butter. Comes with 2.
Rice Roll and You Tiao/Zha Liang.
That sauce is peanut sauce and sweetned soy. So you get sweet and salty with some fat from the you tiao.
Also had a Hot Milk Tea. I don’t think they do it Pantyhose style.
Also different sandwiches, eggs and toast, different rice rolls, spam and noodles, etc.
There is boxed macaroni, SPAM, non-aioli mayo and other ish along those lines. That is authentic and true HK Western food. Or canned cream corn with fish or chicken, that is the real thing. Please don’t judge them because the veggies aren’t grown on a farm with rainbows and are whispered “you are beautiful veggie, grow” or the meat/poultry came from a place where they feed them fruit straight to the mouth and they are massaged twice daily.
I’ll make a dinner visit in the next few weeks. Hopefully some steamed eggs, a plate of greens, and some sweet and sour pork. And a “over rice” dish to go.
Little Tokyo. Damn it Kinokuniya! Why is your book selection so good?? Spent like $80 lol.
Marukai Market Mash Snack
Made my own Ikura, Sesame Spinach, and Rice snack.
Off to Chinatown for one of my faves…
The name is Hong Kong Wonton for goodness sake. For me it is perfect, the wontons are just right, the broth…you can taste the chicken/pork/dried seafood. A little chilli sauce for the wontons. Every Chinese person gets the wonton noodle soup, unless you are old you get the bittermelon.
Closeup say Pork and Shrimp!
The best drink in the neighborhood!!! Go send a buddy to get one while waiting for Howlin Rays or get 2 for Chef Zone and Amanda.
HK Market Western. Husband and Wife team up to bring you kimbaps. There are other stuff, but most of the locals get the kimbaps. Like stacks of them.
Shout out to my Korean elementary school friends and their Mommas (Momma Ahn and Momma Kim), who introduced me to this dish. I was so jealous they had this for lunch!
20 pieces in a box!!!
Thanks for reading!!