I'm sad. This week's Sweet Melissa Sunday recipe was picked by Jaime and hers came out so beautifully that it makes me even more sad because mine were a big flop. Go visit her page for her wonderful pics and also the full recipe. I hope I can try this again one of these days.

Memorial Weekend we went on a foodie trip to Los Angeles. Well, we were really there for a wedding, but will take any chance we can get to eat. You see, LA has some of the best Taiwanese food this side of the world. And hubby and I were super duper excited not to have to fly 16+ hours to get some of our faves.

And now, some of our food pics (unfortunately, some things were consumed too fast to whip out my camera... yes we're fatties.)

scallion pancakes with egg

porkchop noodle soup @ yi mei

dungeoness crab @ redondo beach

clams sauteed with basil

3 cup chicken (san bei ji)

stinky tofu

taiwanese style calimari @ #1 sun taiwanese bbq

beef noodle soup @ yong he dou jiang

uh, what's a trip to the west coast without an in-n-out trip!

my fave - original double double

Of all these places, I wouldn't recommend the Pacific Fish Center. It's Korean style seafood, which is perfectly fine, but the ambiance and the value is just not there. I would try somewhere else if you were to be in the Redondo area. But all the other restaurants get two thumbs up!

Monterey Park, CA

Redondo Beach, CA

Rowland Heights, CA

San Gabriel, CA

Rosemead & Santa Ana locations

Comments (6)

On June 1, 2009 at 10:28 PM , margot said...

The Bee Stings seemed to give a lot of people trouble, but at least you tried. All the food you had on your trip looks delicious!

On June 2, 2009 at 9:39 AM , karen said...

Dont be sad about the Bee Stings.... mine stung me back big time as well.

Your trip to LA looks delish...i'm gonna ask you for your food list the next time i plan on going out there.

On June 2, 2009 at 12:31 PM , Jaime said...

thanks for baking along w/ me, i'm sorry it was a flop! my favorite at in-n-out is their burgers (regular or double double) cooked "animal style" :)

On June 2, 2009 at 11:45 PM , HanaĆ¢ said...

Too bad the bee stings didn't turn out. Looks like you had a great foodie trip though. Wow, good looking food!!

On June 3, 2009 at 11:08 PM , HanaĆ¢ said...

Regarding Cape Cod... Looks like that's about 1.5 hour drive from Boston (ATK is about 4 miles outside of Boston). Would you have time to make that drive?

On June 7, 2009 at 2:49 PM , Tracey said...

The bee stings were tricky for so many of us but at least we tried :)