1757 W Carson St, Ste L
Torrance, CA 90501
There are a lot of sushi places in LA. But what sets this place apart from the rest is their uni-don aka fresh sea urchin bowl. The uni is from California, and not imported, so it is very fresh. It’s a more delicate, refreshing and sweeter uni than the typical one you’d find at sushi restaurants. The uni-don is a good deal during lunch time, at $15 a bowl (choose from sushi rice or reg rice – go with the sushi rice!) which comes with a salad a miso soup – perfect for light eaters. For average eaters, you might want to order and split a lunch combination with the uni-don. The fried oysters and teriyaki chicken are good choices.
You never want to go back to regular uni after this place!
Salad and miso soup – the soup is loaded with shredded vegetables!
The main feature: uni-don
1015 Nogales St
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
This is probably my favorite dim-sum place in LA. It isn’t like a traditional dim-sum restaurant where they wheel the carts of dim-sum around; the waiter/waitress first present you with a picture menu, then you write down your selections on a form. The food comes when its ready, and not all at once, so it is fresh and hot for you to enjoy. Happy Harbor is a bit more expensive than most dim-sum places, but it is worth its value. The restaurant uses quality ingredients, which you can really taste the difference. Expect to pay $10 – $15 per person with tax and tip, with at least a 30 minute wait.
Some of the notable dishes are:
Steamed turnip cake
Egg tofu with fish cake
Shrimp dumpling aka har-gow
Siu-mai topped with masago (fish roe)
Crystal dumpling filled with shrimp and leeks