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8 08, 2017

Changing Faces: San Gabriel Valley

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: , , , , , , |

My article "Changing Faces: How Immigration and Food Forever Changed the San Gabriel Valley", a proof that Immigrants Make America Great. Published in ARE Magazine, Summer Edition 2017, read it here.

31 01, 2017

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  Must Travel To Destination in 2017 My Travel article on Jordan as published in ARE Magazine, Winter Edition 2016/2017 – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

31 05, 2013

Noodle Town: China Town, Vegas

By | May 31st, 2013|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , , , , , |

Jim Park and I explore "China Town", Las Vegas, Nevada, to learn about the Food, Culture and Neighborhood with AREAA Las Vegas Chapter members, Sherwin Escuanela & Michael Payne. Las Vegas's Chinese population began to boom starting in the 1960s and by the 1990s which grew to a population of 15,000 with the majority working in [...]

22 02, 2012

This is the Hood I grew up in:: 626

By | February 22nd, 2012|Categories: Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley|Tags: |

Most people can't quite understand or imagine the hood I grew up in. Hacienda Heights? San Gabriel Valley? "Is that like.. San Bernardino?? Umm like Pomona?" It's the same as explaining how to pronounce my last name. I'll just remain quiet and let you figure it out. But thankfully to the Fung Brothers, they've made [...]

10 02, 2012

Where to Find the Best Chinese Food

By | February 10th, 2012|Categories: China, Los Angeles|Tags: , , , |

Where to find the best Chinese food in Southern California? Perhaps even in the US? Leave it to me, as I've dedicatedly, whole-heartedly done my research for 27 years, just for You! In my hometown, the San Gabriel Valley! You can forget about China Town, most Chinese people find the food gross and un-authentic. People [...]

24 01, 2012

Bravo’s new show: “Shahs of Sunset”

By | January 24th, 2012|Categories: Iran, Israel, Los Angeles, Middle East|Tags: , , , , |

The Persian Version of Jersey Shore I'm sitting here in Westwood "Tehrangulous" watching the newest reality show, "Shahs of Sunset", the hometown of UCLA & a huge Persian population. How convenient as I nibble on 'Sangak' (a wheat-sourdough flat bread known to be Iran's national bread) dipped in 'Most o'Moussir' (yogurt with shallots) and 'Ghormeh [...]

13 09, 2011

Chinese Culinary Heaven :: COLIMA road!

By | September 13th, 2011|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: , |

Wowowow! I just teared up of joy and pride of my hometown Hacienda Heights watching the "Colima Road" youtube video. Colima road would be the famous road that runs through to Rowland Heights & Diamond Bar. I grew up on this road. My elementary, junior & high school was around there. After school, my dad [...]