Welcome to Meanwhile in the SGV, a monthly update on the ever-busy restaurant scene in San Gabriel Valley, a hotbed of Asian cuisine in the Los Angeles area. This month, another major Chinese chain opens inside the Westfield Santa Anita, while another shop serves cheese foam. Arcadia: The first U.S. location of popular Chinese pan roasted fish chain, Sichuan Kungfu Fish, has landed at Westfield Santa Anita Mall. Fitting in with the mall, the restaurant is more upscale in décor and price point.
While there are plenty of places around L.A. to get soba — thin Japanese noodles made from buckwheat flour — one name comes up first and foremost: Otafuku. Located in an older building along Western in Gardena, Restaurant Otafuku has been the premier soba stop in greater L.A. for nearly 20 years. What makes Otafuku stand out from other soba spots is the quality of its noodles, all made from flour imported from Japan. The restaurant serves three distinct sobas.
One of the great things about living in Los Angeles is how internationally we can eat, even within a reasonable driving distance. This extends to morning fare as well, as one can start their day with any kind of breakfast. For example, a traditional Japanese breakfast, made up of several small dishes. Despite the wealth of Japanese options in Sawtelle and Little Tokyo, you won’t find a traditional Japanese breakfast in either of those two communities.
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