Video: ‘Welcome to the SGV’


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Stop what you are doing and watch this clever video from Andrew Fung and his brother, David, as they pay homage to San Gabriel Valley eats and Jay-Z.

The pair, from Seattle, found themselves in ‘the SGV’ for six weeks this summer and were blown away by the Asian food options. ‘If you grew up in the SGV, you might take it for granted...’


The only choice was to memorialize it in song and video.

Among the rap lyrics: ‘I’ve been a fan of this place since I got here / You ain’t eating good Chinese if you’re not here’ and the refrain, ‘Only thing on my mind is where we eat tonight.’

Andrew explained more in this e-mail: ‘Seattle is a nice place, but its variety of Asian food is extremely limited to teriyaki shops, a few sushi places and an aging Chinatown. When we stayed with our cousin in Monterey Park we would be in awe of the great food that Garvey Avenue offered. Then we started hitting places in Alhambra, then Arcadia and soon we had eaten at many highly rated (thanks, Yelp) restaurants in the immediate area. The song doesn’t do the SGV complete justice because there are tons of places missing, but it’s safe to say I will be coming back very very soon.’

You can follow the brothers on Twitter @andrewjfung and @davidbfung, and keep up with their amusing (and often food-filled antics) at their YouTube pages, here’s Andrew’s, and here’s David’s and blog, Making it in the Motherland.

-- Rene Lynch / renelynch