Located right off the 210 Freeway, Arcadia is a sprawling suburban town with some of the greatest Asian eateries in state. Here's a guide to some of the best places to hit up when you're in town.
Dim sum during the weekend mornings and a full-fledged Cantonese seafood restaurants during the rest of the day. With white tablecloths and a large turnover, Full House is your typical dim sum banquet hall. The spare ribs are just scrumptious.
Unlike other places, they brew their own tea and have their own tea farm from Taiwan. Must: Regular boba green tea, less ice. And on a cold day, the almond milk tea with hot boba.
A Taiwanese-implant Din Tai Fung has been the city's favorite for xiaolongbaos (XLB) -- miniature dumplings infused with broth. The wait time is tough to bear, but they have a worldwide reputation for best XLBs. Their house beef noodle soup isn't bad either.
Asian bakery with fluffy cakes and quirky bread creations. They also have Taiwanese breakfast in the morning.
This is your pretty standard Taiwanese cafe. They do have a couple of specialties that stand out: oyster pancake and rou wan (the meatball in a clear, glutinous wrap). Obviously, don't leave without a taste of their sausages. Basil or garlic-flavored will be your best bet.
This place has some of the best soondubu jjigae in all of Los Angeles. The tofu eclipses the standard level of silkiness. Meals come in a set: unlimited side dishes, a bubbling tofu pot, a bowl of crispy rice in a clay pot and a protein of your choice.
Tasty Garden is one of the best picks for late night munchies in the SGV. It's a Canto cafe with filet mignon cubes like crack and HK waffles that are unrivaled in the area.
This Taiwanese chain has been bringing freshly brewed tea and hearty lunch specials to the greater Los Angeles area for years now. Ten Ren is the Starbucks of the Asia. And unlike the subpar snacks at other tea houses, their meals are of a higher caliber. Rec: minced meat over rice.
It's no Class 302, but Tasty To Go is a inexpensive, no-frills shaved snow eatery. Forget ice cream, Taiwanese ice is the new fad these days. A must: a oozing caramel snow with boba and big chunks of pudding.
Capital Seafood is part of a new-wave of dim sum eateries, where menu items can be ordered off of a checklist.The menu is dim sum standard, but a particular stand-out is the warm egg custard bun topped with a lovely pineapple-flavored glaze.
Taiwanese stinky tofu hot pot. Cheap and a "viral" community fav. Ultra modern with standard Asian boba drinks.