Welcome to Meanwhile, In SGV a regular feature in which TC, our fearless leader in all things San Gabriel Valley, brings word of restaurant openings, closings, and other unsung, curious neighborhood goings on.[Photos: Sinosoul]
1) Rosemead: Chuen Hing has suttered earlier than expected. Per LAT, the restaurant, known for its shark fin soup and banquet-style Chinese food, planned to call it quits at the end of the year due to the shark fin ban. As of mid-November, a For Lease sign was already posted. 8450 Garvey Ave.
2) Rowland Heights: The Taiwanese food movement is currently experiencing a surge here in Los Angeles. O Taipei opened on November 11 and features a huge menu of Taiwanese foods above and beyond the typical street fare. Yes, there is still stinky tofu and stewed minced pork on rice, but also look for individual medicinal hot pots with lamb or beef short ribs, stir fried mountain yam, sizzling plated meats, and taro oatmeal congee. This bona fide Taiwanese joint is a sit-down restaurant located in an unassuming strip-mall (natch) next to a church (?); no reservations accepted. 2430 Fullerton Rd.
3) Alhambra: Naga Naga Ramen has been replaced by Canoodles, an Italian-Asian fusion restaurant operated by the owner of Noodle World, John Mekpongsatorn. Here one can find the old Noodle World standby such as tom yum noodle soup and, wait for it... beef ravioli with mushroom cream sauce. 46 W. Valley Blvd.
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