Showing posts with label Taiwanese. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Taiwanese. Show all posts

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Half & Half Good Old Time Cafe@San Gabriel ★★★

Cozy Authentic Taiwanese Cafe. I actually prefer Half & Half over the 2-Michelin-star-restaurant Kato in terms of price-worth and service. It's 1/10 of Kato's price with better service. Amazed by the attentiveness of the servers in the cafe. Been in love with their Noodle Soup with Thick Clear Noodles since my college time. You can choose different noodles and toppings. Satay Udon Soup could get oily sometimes. Have communal condiments in the back. Chicken Nuggets are Popcorn Chicken in generous portion. Boba Milk Tea is usually on the sweet side, so I recommend requesting 50% sweetness instead. The only downside is that their MSG is a bit heavy, so make sure to drink lots of water to keep hydrated. Mark on their paper menu to order. Best to come when they open to avoid the wait. Free parking in lot.

Good Old Time Noodle Soup w/ Thick Clear Noodles $10.68
mixed combination topping with garlic chips, spicy paste, bean sprouts, mushroom slices, and cilantro

Satay Udon Soup $9.68
poached egg, seafood balls, and vegetables

Chicken Nuggets $8.98
served with mayo on the side

Thick Clear Noodles

Boba Milk Tea $3.68
remember to ask for less sweetness

Cozy Interior

704 W Las Tunas Dr, Ste E2
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 576-8010
www.halfandhalfteaexpress.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Kato@Downtown LA ★

Michelin Taiwanese 10-Course Tasting Dinner. At The Row Downtown LA. Always wanted to try since their Sawtelle location. Nice but overpriced. Wagyu Beef was amazing. Great cocktails. Dinner took 3.5 hours. Received an Egg Custard Tart to take home at the end of the meal. $225 per person. Wagyu Beef is an additional $45, and everyone in the party has to do the same if ordering. $125 for wine flight, and it's worth it. Also has vintage flight for $175. Corkage fee is $75.

Champagne Gimonnet-Gonet, L'Origine, Grand Cru
Blanc de Blancs, Champagne France

Champagne Gimonnet-Gonet, L'Origine, Grand Cru
Blanc de Blancs, Champagne France

Lemon Drop $19
yoigokochi yuzushu, suntory haku vodka & bitter bianco shaken on crushed ice with rice milk & lemon

Kanpachi
black vinegar

2020 Cole Ranch. Riesling
Mendocino, California

Abalone
basil, abalone liver

2019 Samuel Billaud
Chablis, France

2019 Samuel Billaud
Chablis, France

Caviar
crab, koji, korean spinach – milk bread, garlic

Caviar
crab, koji, korean spinach

2015 Jean Louis Chave Selection, Blanche
Hermitage, France

2015 Jean Louis Chave Selection, Blanche
Hermitage, France

Custard
kelp vinegar, fava bean

2015 Wind Gap, Chenin Blanc
North Coast, California

2015 Wind Gap, Chenin Blanc
North Coast, California

Sea Urchin
iberico ham, brown butter

2016 Heymann Lowenstein, GG Riesling, Hatzenport
Stolzenberq, Mosel, Germany

2016 Heymann Lowenstein, GG Riesling, Hatzenport
Stolzenberq, Mosel, Germany

Golden Eye Snapper
soured napa cabbage and chinese mustard, celtuce


2012 Les Chais du Vieux Bourg, “BB1”
Côtes du Jura, France

Scallop
fish fragrance sauce

Bee's Knees $19
milk washed ford's gin shaken with orange blossom honey, sansho pepper, lemon and bancha

2017 Domaine Jean Vaudoisey
Pommard, Burgundy, France

2017 Domaine Jean Vaudoisey
Pommard, Burgundy, France

Duck
sesame

2018 Les Vins de Vienne +$15
Les Barcillants Amphore d'Or, Cornas, France

2018 Les Vins de Vienne +$15
Les Barcillants Amphore d'Or, Cornas, France

A5 Wagyu $45
beef tendon, cordyceps, potato

2002 Paul Anheuser, Riesling, Niedernauser
Nahe, Germany

2002 Paul Anheuser, Riesling, Niedernauser
Nahe, Germany

Strawberry
bingsoo, chantilly cream, injeolmi

Jujube
scorched rice, muscovado, castella cake

Bodegas La Cigarerra, Oloroso (Sherry)
Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain

Bodegas La Cigarerra, Oloroso (Sherry)
Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain

Ice Cream Sandwich

Egg Custard Tart to take home

Kato Restaurant
777 S Alameda St Building 1, Suite 114, Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 797-5770
katorestaurant.com

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Taiwanese Sliced Noodles Recipe ★★

Taiwanese Comfort Food. The thick Taiwanese Sliced Noodles are available in the Chinese supermarkets. I modified my recipe a bit after learning how to cook Hong Kong Style Soy Sauce Noodles. Recipe below.



Taiwanese Sliced Noodles

Japanese Chili Oil with Garlic
secret seasoning that tastes good on almost anything
tip: get it on sale from the Japanese market

Ingredients:
Pork, Chicken, or Beef (Pork has the best flavor for this)
1/4 - 1/2 Onion
Vegetables – I used Eggplant, Napa Cabbage, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Lettuce
1 Tablespoon Oil
1.5 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
2 Tablespoons Light Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Dark Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Oyster Sauce
Cilantro (optional)
Sliced Spring Onions for Garnish (optional)
Sesame Seeds for Garnish (optional)
Japanese Chili Oil with Garlic on the side

Directions:
1. Wash and slice all vegetables.
2. Cook noodles in a pot of boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Turn off heat and drain.
3. Heat oil on pan. Add Onions and Eggplant until slightly browned. Add rest of vegetables and a little bit of water. Add meat.
4. When meat is cooked, add noodles. Add Sesame Oil, Light Soy Sauce, Dark Soy Sauce, and Oyster Sauce on noodles and mix well. Add Cilantro and turn off heat.
5. Serve and garnish with Spring Onions and Sesame Seeds. Serve with Japanese Chili Oil with Garlic on the side.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Class 302@Rowland Heights ★★★

Cozy Taiwanese Food with Shaved Snow. Shaved snow is a must-try. It is like shaved ice cream. Just fluffy and heavenly. Class 302 is one of the few places that has this. Loved the Golden Mushroom too.

Golden Mango Mochi Shaved Snow $7.95
mango, mochi, milk pudding, condensed milk, mango snow

Golden Mushroom $4.25

Veggies that comes with Bento Box

Taiwanese Braised Pork Chop Bento Box $8.25

Class 302
1015 S Nogales St
Ste 125
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
(626) 965-5809