Elite - May 2015
Capital Seafood Irvine - May 2015
Minghin - Apr 2015
Lunasia - Apr 2015
King Hua - Feb 2015
Tim Ho Wan - Feb 2015
Capital Seafood Irvine - Jan 2015
Sea Empress - Jan 2015
Dim sum - 2014
Dim sum - 2013
Dim sum - 2012
Dim sum - 2011
Dim sum - 2010
Dim sum - 2009
Dim sum - 2008
Dim sum - 2007
Dim sum - 2006
Atlantic Seafood and Little Fat Sheep
A 3 day weekend full of dim sum, with the second trip to Atlantic Seafood and Dim Sum with Vena, Kristina, Kenneth, Rick, and Lori. Busier despite the slightly earlier hour, with carts everywhere instead of a fancy paper menu-- we got bombarded by carts as soon as we sat down. I ordered a bunch, then Kenneth followed up, and we ended up with tons of food.
Pig knuckle, lo bac guo, deep fried shrimp ball, har cheung fun, pai gut, har gow, shu mai, bean curd wrap, all the usuals except tripe this trip. And some unusuals- notably a green dough ball thing with a melon filling that Vena, Rick, and I tried-- not bad, not quite as sweet as the traditional sesame ball.
Wandered Atlantic Times Square for a bit, apparently most of the group had never been. Aji Ichibian and Daiso got the most attention, of course. *grins*
Hours later, dinner with Mike at Little Fat Sheep in Torrance. They white-spiced the Mongolian hot pot and served us a ginormous sesame bread (good, but huge), but aside from that, everything was pretty good. A bit too modern and clean to be authentic, with tight control on portions, but the USDA prime beef and the tiger shrimp were excellent, while the beef tendon and beef tripe, while again a little too whitewashed, were still pretty good.
Not exactly sure I'd go back to this particular Little Fat Sheep location, but in general Little Fat Sheep is a solid enough chain for Mongolian hot pot.