Sunday, September 23, 2007

Jubei, Walnut

20627 Golden Springs Dr Ste 2K
Walnut, CA 91789
Phone: (909) 869-7881
Type: Japanese food / Sushi

I go to sushi restaurants for their baked/special rolls. I'm not into the raw stuff too much. Jubei has little or no special rolls that I could remember.
The best thing for me was the salmon teriyaki. I usually order that when a) I'm too broke to buy 4 different rolls, or b) They don't have any rolls that I would want to order. In this case, it was b. Their dynamite was okay but not the greatest for sure. Mimi said the sushi that they're supposedly known for didn't taste that great. They put a dab of wasabi in between the sushi and the rice. She said she thinks they do that when they want to hide the taste of the sushi.

Jubei wasn't super expensive, but it wasn't on the cheaper side of the sushi restaurant spectrum either. I surely don't wanna go here again. If you like raw sushi, you might still want to check it out cuz I've read everybody else's reviews and they loved it. Maybe it was because we got there an hour before closing that the sushi wasn't great. Oh well. Moving on.....

Shrimp Tempura roll (i think)

Rainbow Roll


Salmon Teriyaki was good

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Jeun Tong Tofu House, West Covina

Jeun Tong Tofu House
2560 E. Amar Rd.
West Covina, CA 91792
(626) 581-3848
Type: Korean food / tofu soup

(Jim) All tofu houses are pretty much the same. The thing that mainly differentiates themselves from each other are the sides (known as banchan) they serve. This tofu house serves the best sides out of all the tofu places I've been to. They give you the vegetable pancake which is my favorite and a bunch of other sides.

Another reason why I love this place is because it's the closest one to me. It's only about 2 or 3 miles from my house. For those of you familiar with the West Covina area, it's located in the same plaza as Salo-Salo, Manila Sunset, and Ami Sushi. The service here is good. One of the best things about it is it's one of the cheapest tofu houses I've been to. A bowl of tofu costs about $7.99. That would make it hands down the best tofu house for me. Let me know if you think another place can beat this one.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Natraj Cuisine of India, Long Beach

Natraj Cuisine of India
5262 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 930-0930
Type: Indian food
Get directions

(Jim) Another Indian restaurant with an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. I think this place is a little better than Kamal for several reasons. Probably the most important is that the food is a tad better. The price is about the same for the buffet: $8.95. Natraj is located on 2nd St. in the Belmont Shore area. After eating, you can walk around and go shopping or grab some dessert at the local shops. The man who owns the place is really nice and makes sure everything's okay. There's a lady that works there-- I don't know if that's the wife, but she rarely if ever smiles, but atleast my glass of water is always filled! She doesn't bother me too much. The food selection is pretty much the same compared with Kamal, but here you can get Garlic Naan instead of the plain one. Try this place if you love Indian food.

sorry, didn't take many pics

Kamal Palace Cuisine of India, Long Beach

Kamal Palace Cuisine of India
6374 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 493-0255
Type: Indian food
Get directions

(Jim) I love Indian food, especially when it's all-you-can-eat. I went to Kamal Palace once and I wouldn't mind going there again. At lunch time, they have a buffet with a limited selection (like all the Indian restaurant/buffets I've been to) of vegetarian and meat entrees. You can get fresh naan (Indian bread) with your meal which I recommend. Every Indian lunch buffet I've been to usually serve the same vegetarian entrees: spinach, daal (soup), some vegetable stew/mix, and something that reminds me of potato wedges. Mimi got some chicken entrees but she didn't like it too much.

Even though you're really limited to a certain amount of entrees, I'll always go back to these kinds of places. They're bomb and they get you super full. Kamal is about $8.95 per person for the lunch buffet. Make sure you call to see what time they're serving it.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

John's Incredible Pizza Co., Montclair

John's Incredible Pizza Co.
5280 Arrow Hwy.
Montclair, CA 91763
(909) 447-7777
Type: Pizza

  • pizza-- check
  • salad/soup buffet-- check
  • pasta-- check
  • fountain drinks-- check
  • desserts-- check
  • arcades/games-- check
  • carnival-style rides-- check
  • beer-- check
(Jim) John's Incredible Pizza has all of that and more. I don't know why I've never heard of this place til now. Chuck E. Cheese is cool, but this is where you go when you wanna have fun for yourself as well. You don't even need to bring kids. It's a pretty good date spot too. There's an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet with other food too for about $8-$10. There's different themed dining areas you can sit at. After eating, you can play games that let you win tickets for those little prizes. You can play a small round of miniature golf. There's bumper cars and a ride kinda like the teacups in Disneyland, but you're flying through the air at the same time. What's dope about this place is that you can keep your buffet ticket with you, and come back to eat later when you get hungry. So just chill there all day and you're covered for grub. I forgot to mention the food's not to shabby. I'm goin back for sure.

The buffet line

one of the themed dining rooms

Monday, September 10, 2007

Lajamaya, La Puente

15446 E. Amar Rd.
La Puente, CA 91744
Type: Salvadoran / Salvadorean food
Off the corner of Hacienda Blvd. & Amar Rd. in La Puente

The Menu

(Jim)Finally, something close to my house worth returning to!

Lajamaya is a Salvadoran (from El Salvador) restaurant. Salvadoran food I guess, is know known for their pupusas. No, that doesn't mean anything nasty or perverted. Pupusas are like thick tortillas stuffed with meat or veggies if you choose.

Anyways, I've been to this place twice, and I wouldn't mind going again. The first time I went, I ordered the huevos rancheros because I love that dish. It's the same as the Mexican version. I forgot what my friends had except they liked the pupusas. I ordered the veggie pupusa. It was okay, but I didn't LOVE it. The second time I went with Mimi, I ordered the tilapia in ranchero sauce with a side of fried plantains. Mimi ordered the fish with garlic sauce I think. The tilapia with ranchero sauce was pretty tasty. I would get that again when I go back. Both fish dishes were about $10 each.

The service is pretty good, but sometimes the waiters don't speak English well. I got through it, so anybody can. Check this place out son.


Huevos Rancheros

Tilapia w/ ranchero sauce

tilapia w/ garlic sauce