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Any Taiwanese cafe in or close to the Southbay?

dimsum2nite Sep 3, 2009 04:54 PM

Now live in the Southbay and am missing all the great eateries in and around the San Gabriel area...really miss all the great cafe and restaurants around Monterey Park and Alhambra. Hot pots and great bowls of noodles.... Anyone know of any Taiwanese cafe or restaurants around the Southbay? Missing some of that chinese five-spice porkchop...fried crispy on the outside yet tender in the inside and just so flavorful..

  1. TonyC Sep 3, 2009 04:58 PM

    There's a Ten Ren in Torrance.

    Sue's Kitchen, Ju Ju Shine. Next question? ;)

    Sue's Kitchen
    23918 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505

    Ju Ju Shine Restaurant
    1631 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90501

    6 Replies
    1. re: TonyC
      Joe Blowe Sep 3, 2009 05:55 PM

      "There's a Ten Ren in Torrance."

      I believe you might be wrong, but I'd love to be corrected! Please provide an address...


      1. re: Joe Blowe
        TonyC Sep 3, 2009 09:53 PM

        Pardon me, "Tea Station", in "Gardena". Same diff? They sell Ten Ren tea...

        Tea Station
        1610 W. Redondo Beach Blvd # 3
        Gardena, CA 90247
        (310) 515-2989

      2. re: TonyC
        TracyS Sep 4, 2009 01:50 PM

        Sue's Kitchen wasn't bad when we had a craving for Taiwanese coming from Hermosa Beach. The scallion pancakes and fried porkchop were good. Beef noodle soup was just okay.

        1. re: TracyS
          mstinawu Oct 16, 2009 05:38 PM

          I'm pretty sure Sue's Kitchen isn't Taiwanese. The owners and workers there are all speak some mainland dialect and I mistakenly ordered "dan dan mian" one time thinking it was going to be the Taiwanese version, but it was most definitely the mainland version which is completely different. Their beef noodle stew is good enough, though. =)

          Sue's Kitchen
          23918 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505

        2. re: TonyC
          mstinawu Oct 16, 2009 05:39 PM

          Ju Ju Shine is small and ghetto, but it's pretty much the best home style Taiwanese food you're going to get in the South Bay which is not saying much about the Taiwanese food here, but hey, it's better than nothing! Definitely a cheap and cheerful kind of place though.

          Ju Ju Shine Restaurant
          1631 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90501

          1. re: mstinawu
            AGENT FOODIE Oct 17, 2009 01:51 AM

            didnt know about ju ju shine.im pretty sure the people who own sues kitchen are not taiwanese. anyways, the beef noodle soup is some of the best anywhere in the LA area, and i have heard people say that they like it better then most of the stuff served in taiwan.

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