Location: 500 West Main Street Suite A, Alhambra, CA 91801. (626) 308-3222
Date: February 25, 2018
Cuisine: Cantonese Chinese
Rating: Fine Cantonese
Every couple months our friend Tony Lau organizes a Cantonese banquet and he always manages to get really interesting stuff out of the restaurant.
We had the private room — actually this wasn’t big enough so they opened it up and gave us an even larger space.
A little dim sum plate. Left to right: har gow, spring roll, and truffle shui mai. All good, especially the truffle one, but the problem was that in their effort to individually plate for 12+ people the dim sum grew cold.
Shrimp salad. A whacky combination of shrimp, apple, strawberries, melon, and mayo! Like Ambrosia Salad — whacky!
I brought some of my artisanal gelato.
Blueberry Cheesecake Gelato – a cheesecake base with French blueberries layered with graham cracker crumble and topped with house-made blueberry coulis. I should have dressed the top with some graham and some fresh blueberries but I went nuts with the coulis and took up all the space!
Food was quite good but the individual plating was not nearly as good as family style. It looks nice, but the dishes are a little cold and the portions way too large per dish so that even with the relatively small number of dishes above (for me) I was incredibly stuffed.
But still, a super fun evening!