Restaurant: Rice Yummy
Location: 8801 Valley Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770. (626) 872-0491
Date: April 25, 2021
Cuisine: Shanghai Chinese
Rating: Solid Shanghai Cuisine
Shanghai #1 Seafood Village opened roughly 10 years ago to great fanfare and was for years a solid SGV Shanghai style place. It closed recently with the pandemic but the owners have this smaller more casual Shanghai place.
The facade isn’t too fancy. The menu has most of the Shanghai classics, although at the time we went even the limited menu wasn’t all “in stock.” They didn’t even have the classic pan seared dumplings.
Sweet and sour jellyfish — very crunchy, sweet tangy sauce. This was a bit polarizing. I liked it, but not everyone loves jellyfish.
Shrimp two ways. Left hand ones were very nice. Very delicate and paired nicely with the vinegar sauce.
Pork Hock. Super juicy and tender. Not a lean cut.
Pork Belly with Tofu – very soft and flavorful. This was even “leaner” than the previous pork, but packed with porcine flavor. The different soft textures of the meat and tofu were wonderful together.