October 2, 2008 5

Shin-Sen-Gumi Yakitori & Shabu Shabu (Monterey Park)

By in 01: San Gabriel, Favorite Food Entries

This Los Angeles chain opened a Yakitori + Shabu-Shabu branch at Monterey Park a year ago. Last week they celebrated their first year anniversary with 50% off on all yakitori. My friend and I had to line up for more than an hour.

The appetizers menu is surprising big. Baked Yam with Butter. Golden and buttery, yummy!

Red Snapper Carpaccio with Pink Peppers and Lemon, good!

By the time it was our turn, most of the ‘specials’ were sold out, what a pity. But there’re still a lot of interesting stuffs to get.

Heart (not too hard, good!), Thigh with Green Onion (Salt Flavor), Cartilage, Pig Intestine (thin and crispy, very good!)

Liver (wow, not dry at all! Smooth and light~) and Beef Tongue (so good!)


Beef Tendon (lightly crisp on the outside, tender and chewy on the inside, my favorite of the night!) Chicken Skin (grilled evenly and tasty, it’s my other favorite of the night).


Bacon wrapped Quail Egg.


Grill Rice Ball and Sausage.


Pork Belly and Shiso Basil Wrapped with Pork Slice: the wrapping pork slice was very thin (better than bacon)! Chicken Meatball.

The hearty and loud staff with their constant greetings/farewell and beer drinking provided a wonderful party atmosphere. It’s a fun place to hang out. When the bill came, our jaws dropped at how cheap it was with the 50% off discount…the long wait was worthwhile!

Shin-Sen-Gumi Yakitori & Shabu-Shabu 626-943-7956
111 N. Atlantic Blvd.Monterey Park, CA 91754

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5 Responses to “Shin-Sen-Gumi Yakitori & Shabu Shabu (Monterey Park)”

  1. valentine says:

    I can’t remember, but do pork slice exist in the US( ̄○ ̄)?
    I had the impression you can’t find them in regular supermarkets…

  2. Hi there,

    I wanted to say hi, as I’m delurking on those blogs on my blogroll a lot now these days. But that bacon wrapped quail eggs looks great, and I think I’ll be stealing that idea for an upcoming event. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. seat says:

    Bacon wrapped Quail Egg is such a good idea!! “Cartilage” is chicken’s Nankotsu(軟骨)?How nice that they have pork, beef, even fish in a yakitori place~

  4. tien. says:

    Ooh! I just had quail eggs at Terried Sake House – very good! Bacon wrapped quail eggs, though, much better. Everything is better with bacon. … Too bad Monterey Park is so far away.

  5. Bird Yoshikawa says:

    This is a beautiful blog.

    I’m curious about your photography… it seems that every photograph in every restaurant is taken with the same lighting condition. How do you achieve that?