Ok- so I believe that I left off with the delicious Vietnamese restaurant that we went to in Fountain Valley, CA one night.
Finally- I could not write a post about my favorite foods in Los Angeles/Orange County without including...dumplings! Chinese dumplings to be exact. If you have been (un)fortunate enough to be hungover with either Van or myself on a Sunday morning- you know that we pretty much always head to the San Gabriel valley for a dumpling feast. This visit was no exception. Unfortunately our favorite dumpling location, "Luscious Dumplings Inc." was closed. Noooooooooooo. They randomly close for "vacations" during certain times of the year- but they are that good, that they can. I have never been to this place when there wasn't a line out the door and a packed restaurant.
So we had to settle on another San Gabriel Valley dumpling house that was good- but not amazingly great. *sigh. Check out these beauties:
First we have the set-up- hot tea and a mixture of vinegar, soy sauce and chili paste.
Next we have pan-fried dumplings filled with pork.