Please Make Note of Pleasure Palate Attendance Policies and our 3 Strikes Rule by clicking here before RSVP-ing to this Event. Cancelling your RSVP within 24 hours or not showing up at the event without contacting the Organizer ahead of time will result in a strike. 3 Strikes and You're Out!
EVENT MUST KNOWS:
• We will meet inside the restaurant at 11:00am.
• Family-Style Dining: Dining for this event has been designated as Family-Style. The food bill will be split evenly between all attendees. Attendees will be responsible for paying for their own beverages. Please note that flexibility is an important part of family-style dining, and if you want to take a chance on attending, you have to be amenable to what the group/AO will order. You don't have to eat everything that is ordered, but everyone pays equally, whether you eat everything or not. Why this policy? The goal for family-style dining is to allow for the entire group to sample as wide a variety of dishes as possible. If one or more attendees choose to order on their own, that limits the group's choices, which defeats the purpose of what Family-Style Dining is all about. In addition, most of the dishes we order will be moderately to very spicy. If this definition of Family-Style Dining doesn't feel comfortable, this may not be the right type of event for you.
• We will order about 4 to 5 different dishes to share for each group of 4.
• Cost per person is expected to be about $15-$20,depending on how much food you order, plus any beverages, tax and gratuity. Please bring at least $30 in CASH (small bills preferred) to settle your portion of the bill. THIS IS A CASH ONLY ESTABLISHMENT!
• Yung Ho City Restaurant has earned an average rating of 3.5 Stars out of 5.0 from over 130 Yelp Reviewers: http://www.yelp.com/biz/yung-ho-city-restaurant-san-gabriel-2
• Parking is available in parking lot of the mini-mall where they are located. Street parking is available. Be sure to read the street signs for any parking restrictions.
Fellow Pleasure Palate member Yarom suggested that I host an event here, which was recently featured in an episode of Andrew Zimmern's "Bizarre Foods America: Hidden Los Angeles." Zimmern was accompanied by local food blogger, Clarissa Wei, as she introduced him to 10 different eateries throughout the San Gabriel Valley, all practically on Valley Blvd. I've been a handful of them and would like to try all of them on this list and experience what Andrew Zimmern himself has tried: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAHxbXLXjbI
And if I'm going to follow closely to Zimmern's experience, it's time to go somewhat hardcore -- we will most likely be sampling today stinky tofu and pork intestine & blood cube noodle soup. So if you don't think you can stand the smell of stinky tofu, then this may not be the event for you.... In addition, we may order the following dishes:
- Oyster Pancake
- Steamed Bun with Pork & Peanut
- Salted Soy Bean Milk
- Salted Rice Roll
Check out Clarissa Wei's blog about her day with Andrew Zimmern: http://clarissawei.com/2013/02/15/eating-the-san-gabriel-valley-with-bizarre-foods/