Restaurant Jesse 吉士 of Shanghai

Restaurant Jesse 吉士 of Shanghai

The best Shanghainese restaurant, arguably, is Restaurant Jesse or 吉士. With this site, I get always get asked a couple of questions. One of them being – “What is the best Shanghainese restaurant?” Jesse always comes to mind. With apologizes to 1221, 复兴汇 Fuxinghui, Fu 1088 福一零八八, and 夏味馆 Xia Restaurant of Shanghai, Jesse is in a class…

Hot Pot 火鍋 at Happy Sheep Shabu & Grill 小肥羊, San Gabriel

Happy Sheep Shabu Shabu is traditional Chinese hot pot restaurant featuring the goodness of Lamb!The Duck Blood. This is something I don’t eat.Lamb in certain cultures is the beef or pork staple. I know there are those who detest lamb in the utmost fashion. This allegedly gamey tasting meat has a bad reputation, almost like…

L’Amour Cafe

Located in the back of a mini mall in Monterey Park, L’Amour Cafe is a hidden gem that specializes in traditional Cantonese cuisine. Monterey Park has always been known for cantonese faire – especially with the late night cafes and dim sum palaces. But L’Amour Cafe goes away from that tradition to offer a non-cafe…