There are not too many restaurants that "have it all". It is typically better to focus on a few good dishes and have one concept than to try to do too many. However with the case of Caffe Concerto in Los Angeles' Korea Town, it somehow gets it all right: the food, ambiance, service, theme, [...]
"Eat. Play. Move." is having their 2nd annual 'Filipino-Angeleno Food Block Party' on October 27, 2018 in the Arts District of Downtown LA. This Filipino Food Festival in Los Angeles is not just about introducing and enjoying the food, it's about celebrating the Filipino-Angeleno Culture. Some of the most innovative chefs (over 30+ vendors) will be [...]
Photos Courtesy of E!GHT KOREAN BBQ It's no secret that Los Angeles boasts the biggest and best Koreatown in the United States. Not only is there a rich Korean-American history to this area, but the Korean food there is as close to the authenticity you would find in Korea. Foodies and locals flock [...]
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.
Where to Travel in Jordan My Travel article on Where to Travel in Jordan as published in ARE Magazine, Winter Edition 2016/2017 – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
According to the 2010 United States Census, Filipinos make up about 18% of National City's population. Many of the Filipino restaurants, groceries, and other commercial buildings are centered around 8th Street and Plaza Boulevard in National City. In our 3rd episode of Noodle Town, Jim Park and I explore "Filipino Town" or "Little Manila", National [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Where does one go to find the best Chinese Food in Southern California? Perhaps even in the US? It is arguably in the area I grew up in: the San Gabriel Valley! You can forget about China Town in Downtown Los Angeles as most Chinese people find the food greasy and un-authentic. To find the most [...]
I'm sitting here in "Tehrangeles" watching the newest reality show, "Shahs of Sunset". Westwood is the home of UCLA & the largest Persian population outside of Iran. How convenient as I nibble on 'Sangak' (a wheat-sourdough flat bread known to be Iran's national bread) dipped in 'Maast-o Moussir' (yogurt with shallots) and Ghormeh Sabzi. My [...]