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Looking for Something Delicious in Cerritos Area

SecretAsianMan Jun 22, 2007 04:22 PM

Hi gang,

Searching for something uncommonly good in the Cerritos/Artesia area. I'm open to whatever cuisine, as long as it knocks my socks off.

Thanks!

SAM

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    Oh Robin RE: SecretAsianMan Jun 22, 2007 04:35 PM

    How about The Loft on Del Amo & Pioneer for Hawaiian plate lunches? Yummy. Plus there's always Chick-Fil-A in the mall parking lot. Not gourmet but delish. :)

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      kek is khmer RE: Oh Robin Jun 22, 2007 05:04 PM

      I like the loft too. Isn't it in Hawaiian Gardens? It's got a homely feel and the spam masubi is good.

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        Oh Robin RE: kek is khmer Jun 23, 2007 05:49 PM

        I think it might be Hawaiian Gardens but it's close to Cerritos. You should try their pineapple dessert. Heaven.

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          justagthing RE: Oh Robin Jun 24, 2007 04:02 PM

          Actually, that corner of the street is considered Lakewood. Weird I know.

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        justagthing RE: Oh Robin Jun 24, 2007 10:33 PM

        Love the Island Fried Chicken!

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        WHills RE: SecretAsianMan Jun 22, 2007 05:02 PM

        Cho Dang Tofu for Korean soon tofu
        Ten-Ten for Chinese

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          justagthing RE: SecretAsianMan Jun 24, 2007 04:05 PM

          Pho Saigon on South St
          Happy House, but they are not consistent
          Guppy's Teahouse for shaved ice that is bigger than you head, not great, but fun. I do like their spicy dumplings and popcorn chicken
          The Corner Place on Gridley south of South St.
          Also there are a ton of East Indian places to eat in Artesia on Pioneer. Just had some from a little place off South Street, behind the Carl's Jr. (and Gridley) across from Target, was really incredible. Sorry, don't know the name of the place.

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            mrhooks RE: justagthing Jun 24, 2007 04:19 PM

            My relatives seem to really like Macau Street (on South St. next to Sea Palace fish market) for Chinese, but I'm sure it's partly because the place is relatively new and different. My Korean friends don't seem to think much of Corner Place, though I don't know why specifically. I think one thinks their panchan isn't very good.

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              justagthing RE: mrhooks Jun 24, 2007 04:26 PM

              I like Macau Street also. I forgot that one b/c it is new. But I also like Caanan. I haven't eaten at Corner Place in quite a long time, so it may be true. I use to like the Bim be bop (sorry probably mispelled) there. In regards to Macau, my aunt says that people in Hong Kong prefer Macau style Chinese food over HK style. They do make an excellent egg tart, hot and fresh.

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            foodmonster RE: SecretAsianMan Jun 24, 2007 07:06 PM

            There's nothing jaw-dropping in Cerritos or Artesia, unfortunately. However, there are some good spots:

            Arte Cafe at the Town Center. It's Pacific Rim fusion, they have a good sushi bar and even better drink selection. Ask for a goat cheese fritter. The Kung Pao shrimp appetizer is good. I had really good pork chops, filet, and lamb chops there in the past.

            Ten Ten for Chinese is good. On Pioneer. Lobster with butter sauce noodles is very good, peking duck is a fav as well.

            Ave 3 on South and Bloomfield is good pizza.

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              justagthing RE: foodmonster Jun 24, 2007 10:32 PM

              Ouch! Do you not like the Indian places? or do you know of some better ones? Just curious since you don't seem so hip on the others or maybe you have tried all of the suggested places?

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                mrhooks RE: foodmonster Jun 25, 2007 11:56 AM

                I used to like Arte Cafe years ago, but the last couple of times I went there, I was disappointed, and I haven't been back (it's been a few years). I hope it was just a short string of bad luck on my part, I want to like the place.

                I don't know if it's still around, but Susie's Deli (I think it was around Artesia and Norwalk (the streets that is)) serves Indonesian food. I thought it was decent, good enough if I don't feel like making a trip to the Westside for Indonesian.

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                  foodmonster RE: mrhooks Jun 25, 2007 03:06 PM

                  Haven't been to Susie's, but I have to agree about Arte. I don't want to admit it, though. It's the only restaurant of its kind in Cerritos, and they've been feeling uninspired as of late. Sometimes I just go to Cafe Camelia instead (his other restaurant in Bellflower). Tends to be superior. The wine tastings and special events at Arte are always nice, however.

                  As for Indian...that's true, I forgot about the whole stretch on Pioneer. I'm not the biggest Indian fan, but the dosas are pretty good. I imagine it would be a Hindi lover's dream though. :)

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                    justagthing RE: foodmonster Jun 25, 2007 06:06 PM

                    The owner of Arte and Cafe Camelia has opened a new place next to pho Saigon, but it I have yet to see a customer inside it. (On South St.)

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