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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. If this definition of Family-Style Dining doesn't feel comfortable, this may not be the right type of event for you.
Last month Abby hosted this event, but I was unable to attend it since I was out of town. I've heard good things about the food there and am curious to try it out. So, I've set aside some time this Saturday to make a run out to MonJa for their Taiwanese savory dishes and perhaps, their Taiwanese shaved ice for dessert, if it's not too cold.
You can read Abby's write up of this event from last month for more information about MonJa and the food it serves: http://www.meetup.com/pleasurepalate/events/87157802/
We will order a good assortment of dishes to share. I anticipate that the cost per person would be around $20 to $25, depending on how much food we order, any beverages, plus tax and gratuity. Please be sure to bring at least $40 in CASH (small bills preferred) to settle your portion of the bill.
Yelp reviewers give MonJa an average rating of 4.0 Stars out of 5, from 21 reviews. You can read those reviews here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/monja-taike-rowland-heights-2
MonJa is located in a shopping mall with ample of free parking. We will meet inside the lobby of the restaurant at 5:45pm. I will email all attendees my cell phone number the morning of the event, so that you can call or text me should you arrive before I do, or are running late, or are lost.