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SGV Update - Look You Fan Dim gone, replaced by P.P. Pop

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JThur01 Aug 18, 2010 06:43 PM

Fish fry specialist (you hook 'em, we cook 'em) Look You Fan Dim, located next to Hong Kong Supermarket on Garfield near Garvey has closed and been replaced by - P.P. Pop. The new place opened yesterday. Looking at the menu, a Taiwanese cafe style. Price wise, looks like they're trying to undercut Old Country Cafe - $2.15 milk teas, .70 tea eggs. Not as big or wide a menu. Hopefully, Sinosoul will check it out and weigh in here. I'm trying to figure out exactly where they're hoping to fit in.

Waitress apparently noticed me looking at menu, came outside told me their specials and then said "You can come in now." So, umm, eager?

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Old Country Cafe
2 E Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801

Look You Restaurant
123 N Garfield Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754

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  1. Chandavkl RE: JThur01 Aug 26, 2010 03:42 PM

    The shredded fried taro was something different and quite good.

    1. raytamsgv RE: JThur01 Aug 26, 2010 04:25 PM

      Just what the doctor ordered--another Taiwanese-style cafe. :-)

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        JThur01 RE: raytamsgv Aug 27, 2010 06:48 PM

        Chandavkl, I actually admit to enjoying the fried taro chips at Alhambra Garden, so that sounds good to me. ray, I know...my thought too.

        Thanks for the update Chandavkl and please, by all means, report back on other menu items. It would be nice to compare items in common with Old Country.

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        Old Country Cafe
        2 E Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801

      2. Tripeler RE: JThur01 Aug 27, 2010 07:19 PM

        The name of the former place practically invites parody...

        Look You Fan Dim, indeed.

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          Chandavkl RE: Tripeler Aug 27, 2010 09:37 PM

          I think there's an inside joke in that name. 20 years ago there was a restaurant at that exact location called Luk Yue, and indeed it was there for probably 15 years. It was part of a chain which for some reason wasn't entirely consistent in the spelling of the name. Most of them were Luk Yue, but there was also Luck Yue and Luck You, and maybe some others.

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