August 29, 2005 11

J & J Restaurant (Alhambra)

By in 01: San Gabriel

DSC05322.jpgDinner here with Yan last week. This long time Shanghai restaurant is ever so popular, even though all the businesses surrounding it has changed so much over the years. I rarely came here (2nd time?), but their Crab Meat Dumplings are way more yummy than the famous Din Tai Fung. The skin are not as delicate as Din but their stuffings and the soup inside are so delicious…and most importantly much cheaper and unpretentious. It was so good that we order another servings. The Wine Dreg Black Seseme-filled Rice Ball has heavier ‘Rice wine’ flavor (hence a bit sour) but still very good. This Shanghainese girl I know said this place met her standard and definitely better than Din.

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11 Responses to “J & J Restaurant (Alhambra)”

  1. tomoko says:

    oooohhh I miss those rice balls….

  2. seat says:

    Great pic of the rice ball!!
    Must be torturing for you upload these food pics when you are veggy-only now…. ^^;;;

  3. Freda says:

    Totally~~ hmm miss the dumplings so much~~ *_*

  4. tomoko says:

    oh you’re still on veggie diet?
    how long does it last?

    by the way I found out my cooking
    school teaches how to make dim-sum
    dishes! (>∀<)
    contemplating if I should
    take the class…

  5. Freda says:

    No more veggie diet thank god~~
    But due to busy schedules, I haven’t have decent food yet!

    Oh Tomoko you’re taking cooking lesson now? What are you learning? Dim sum would be tricky to make, in order to be good (but can’t be too hard right?)

  6. seat says:

    Oh haha, great that you can eat meat now!

    Tomoko, 点心はやめとけ!It is so greasy and meaty and unhealthy and you probably can’t eat most of the stuff that you need to put into it anyway!

  7. tomoko says:

    yeah its probably too difficult for my cooking skills. they make so many items in an hour!

    right now I’m learning basics.
    but I never pay attention to the teacher
    and combined with my lack of cooking talent,
    I never retain the information ^^;
    so I’m not too sure what I’m learning haha

  8. Freda says:

    haha~ what made you decide to take the class? My mom always urge us to take classes because we’re so hopeless and would die of hunger if we can’t find a husband who can cook. ^^:;; Is the school for people who wants to be professional or regular people?

  9. tomoko says:

    oh my job included planning/marketing kitchens.
    so our design team decided to take cooking classes together!
    but turns out we neeeeever got to go together because of crazy overtime!

    the class is for regular people.
    and my class covers basics so its filled with young bride candidates! place to be if a guy is looking for a wife, I’d think. 😀
    also there’s some guys too, so maybe good to grab one if you’re looking for a husband who can cook! hahaha ^o^

  10. seat says:

    tomoko, you should have taken notes…or the school should have given you copies of recipes and instructions!! What a waste that you ended up not learning anything!! And you didn’t even get to eat your own cooking because you were not well!! ^^;;;;

    Freda, we won’t starve as long as there are restaurants around….though my way of eating out and eating heavy food everyday is not good for health. I am alright now, but maybe not 10-20 years later….so maybe by that time I will have to learn how to cook vegetables and tofu…^^;;;;

  11. tomoko says:

    seat, oh actually they provide you with elaborate notes and booklets filled with color photos …very nice….
    but being able to cook by myself at home is another story ^^;