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Adventure Eating

Yung Ho Tou Chiang’s in San Gabriel serves up beef pan cakes. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Amrita Guha tries on a sari with help from Sona Chaandi’s manager, Mala Malani. Besides traditional spa services, the salon also offers eyebrow threading, the age-old Indian alternative to plucking or waxing. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
Hajji Abdulrazzak Junaid, 9, cools off with Saffron Spot’s shaved ice. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
At Shin-Sen-Gumi in Gardena, hearts will race over the selection of yakitori, skewered meat cooked over charcoal. The Japanese specialty is a winner among the beer- and sake-drinking crowd. (Christine Cotter / LAT)
A Japanese garden gnome is one of the many affordable treasures from the Marukai Everything 98 Cents Plus Store. (Stephen Osman / LAT)
Chef Genet Agonafer, above, shows off specialities at Meals by Genet in Little Ethiopia. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
At Jah Lambs & Lions International, the Marley onesie is $20. (Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)