Watch The Full Episode of My Cameo on Bizarre Foods

Here’s the link to the full episode:

And if you’re curious about L.A.’s top noodle restaurants:

In other news, I shot a segment with CBS Los Angeles last week on my top dim sum places:




  1. Steven

    While I admire your take on journalism of Chinese food in SGV, I can’t feel but some of the restaurants you rave about are just popularized by the young hip crowd. My parents own/run a mom and pop restaurant in SGV. Growing up eating the food everyday, it’s become accustom to me to taste and find out those fake restaurants that are just a fad that young’uns eat at like Class 302 and Sinbala. I do appreciate some of your more exotic choices of restaurants though. If you do get a chance to talk to any of the chefs at mom and pop restaurants, ask them where they eat when they finally have a time off or do research and keep an eye out for mom and pop restaurants that have weathered the recession or have been open for years or decades. They know where the food is most authentic and not scad by re-used oil or other scary money saving techniques that have grown accustomed in chinese restaurants.

    If I could recommend: Lee’s Garden, May Mei, Mama Lu’s and Kiyosuzu. Especially Lee’s Garden and Kiyosuzu.
    Lee’s Garden has been around for almost 30 years and has the best oyster pancake, stinky tofu and intestine soup in town. The food is extremely traditional even though it’s served in a literal hole-in-the-wall restaurant. They even have a special connection with your favorite Taiwanese restaurant, Happy Garden. Seeing as you’re an Arcadian, see if you can get in touch with Mr. Shen (Chinese teacher) who grew up in Alhambra. Seriously, the previous generation know what good food is behind all the crap youngsters can’t see through.

    • clarissawei

      Just ate at Lee’s Garden actually. Intestine soup and oyster pancake was alright in my opinion. Wonder what the Happy Garden connection is?