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Want your dumplings and bao in different colors? Head to Rowland Heights

Name: Taste of China Chefs/Owners: Grace Yu and Amy Pei arrived separately from China a little more than a year ago — Yu from Tsingtao and Pei from Dalian. Yu boasts some experience running a restaurant from a few years back, while Pei’s expertise is making big batches of dumplings of all varieties....

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  • Asian American youth culture is coming of age in 'the 626'

    Asian American youth culture is coming of age in 'the 626'

    San Gabriel Valley locals celebrate the 'fusion lifestyle' they're forging. It draws on U.S. hip-hop and Chinese dialects, includes Instagram and pho. Boba is a must.

  • Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    The latest wave of sandwich shops (Hero Shop, Superba Food + Bread, Trencher) and modern Vietnamese cafes (East Borough, Phorage) in Los Angeles have generated tantalizing new spins on banh mi, the beloved Vietnamese sandwich that is the culinary result of French colonialism in Southeast Asia. ...

  • Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Monosodium glutamate: Love it or hate it? Some people are convinced it’s toxic, though there isn't much science behind that claim. Others compare it with table salt. Regardless of which camp you fall into, it’s no secret that MSG is used heavily in restaurants – especially in traditional Chinese...

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  • It's hot out: 6 top spots for Taiwanese shaved ice

    It's hot out: 6 top spots for Taiwanese shaved ice

    Some call it snow cream, fluff ice, milk fluff or milk snow. In Taiwanese, it's xue hua bing, which literally translates to "snow flower" (a.k.a. snowflake) ice. Whatever you call it, you will rejoice at the cool surprise of Taiwanese shaved ice, especially on a scorching Southern California day....

  • Aftershocks from Friday's 5.1 earthquake may be moving northeast

    Aftershocks from Friday's 5.1 earthquake may be moving northeast

    Saturday’s magnitude 4.1 aftershock near Rowland Heights suggests the cluster of earthquakes triggered by the 5.1 temblor Friday is moving northeast. The 2:32 p.m. earthquake occurred about three miles northeast of Friday night’s large earthquake. Other aftershocks hit within 2.5 miles of the epicenter...

  • Earthquake: Aftershock causes minor damage in Fullerton

    A large aftershock Saturday afternoon caused minor damage but unnerved some Fullerton residents already jittery from the previous night’s 5.1 temblor. The 4.1-magnitude quake occurred at 2:32 p.m. in Rowland Heights, about five miles from Friday's epicenter. Twitter users as far as East Los Angeles...

  • DNA evidence yields arrest in 2012 Rowland Heights rape case

    DNA evidence yields arrest in 2012 Rowland Heights rape case

    Authorities say they were able to use DNA evidence to track down a man who they say brutally beat and raped a 29-year-old woman in her apartment in 2012. The woman, who has not been identified, woke up at 6 a.m. Oct. 27 in her Rowland Heights apartment as Pablo Reyes Bautista, 26, attacked her,...

  • Maternity hotel ordinance not necessary, planning department says

    Maternity hotel ordinance not necessary, planning department says

    An ordinance targeting maternity hotels is not necessary, since the facilities are illegal under existing law, the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning said in a report. Since February, a task force convened by the county Board of Supervisors has shut down 18 suspected hotels, all...

  • Portion of 60 Freeway to be closed this weekend for repairs

    Portion of 60 Freeway to be closed this weekend for repairs

    A portion of the 60 Freeway near Rowland Heights and the city of Industry will be closed for pavement repairs this weekend, the last in a series of 55-hour lane closures dubbed the "Summer Slam" by transportation officials. Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, two eastbound lanes will close between Fullerton...

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