Rowland Heights, CA 91748
This is my favorite place for Taiwanese-style breakfasts. It’s really authentic and has a lot of variety. Everything, from the buns to the soymilk, is made fresh daily. Located in the HK Shopping Plaza on Colima, parking is usually a breeze. It gets very packed during the weekends, with a long line out the door. Yi Mei does not have much seating, so make sure you hunt for a table before you order.
Yi Mei also sells frozen items that you can buy and just reheat at home. I recommend getting the frozen steam bao (xiao-long-bao) or the dumplings. At home, you can just steam it and it’ll be ready to eat in minutes. Convenient and yum — much better than the supermarket versions!
The menu in Chinese and in English – one side is more of the lunch menu
The breakfast menu
Egg omelet – One of my favorite breakfast items at Yi Mei. This is kinda like a Taiwanese breakfast burrito. It’s eggs with scallions wrapped in a flour tortilla. Dip it in the garlic soy sauce! $3
Radish cake is also really good here. Slightly crispy on the outside yet soft on the inside. $3.05
Taiwanese rou-yuan. Glutinuous rice wrapped with meat and vegetables. Nice texture and the accompanying reddish sauce is good. $2.50
Wa-gui – almost like a rice pudding, it’s steamed and then topped with minced meat & shitake mushrooms and covered in a sweeter soy sauce. Tasty! $2.50
Beef sandwich – marinated beef slices and pickeled vegetableswrapped in flaky bread $3.25
Sweet bean curd, or what I like to call sweet tofu pudding. $2.20
Soy milk – available hot or cold, sweet or salty. This is the hot sweet soy milk $1.70