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Aug 6, 2007 01:33 PM

Special meal (Umenohana-like experience?)

At the end of this month, my mother is celebrating 10 years of life since her battle with cancer and our family is looking for someplace very special to have a meal together. She prefers Asian food and avoids red meat. The tofu tasting menu at Umenohana would have been absolutely perfect, but sadly that restaurant is no longer around.

Does anyone have any suggestions for dinner ideas? Our fall back plan is to reserve a private room at a nice Cantonese restaurant and order one of their special set menus. (Suggestions for that would be welcome too.)


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  1. Dunno about the first part of your request, but as to what Cantonese place you should go to, I would suggest either Sea Harbour in Rosemead or Triumphal Palace in Alhambra.

    Congrats to mom.

    Triumphal Palace
    500 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

    Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant
    3939 N. Rosemead Blvd., Rosemead, CA 91770, USA

    1. What comes to mind is Thousand Cranes at the New Otani hotel in downtown. You could do a kaiseki dinner (Japanese tasting menu), which is normally easy on red meat anyway.

      If you can swing it, there's always Urasawa too.

      1. Thanks for the ideas! Our family likes Sea Harbor and Triumphal Palace, those are great suggestions. We've never been to Thousand Cranes, so that might be a nice venue too.