First, my friend Barbara and I went to The Kitchen for dim sum in Alhambra. It was a first visit for both of us, and it was tasty. Armed with Jonathan Gold's review in the LA Weekly, we were sure to order the Salt-and-Pepper Tofu and Green Tea Balls. The rest of the dim sum was pretty typical. It was Hong Kong-style so we ordered off a menu - it wasn't a room filled with carts.
Next, we went to see the newly opened Chinese Gardens at The Huntington in San Marino. The kid's garden was lovely because they had "rainbow makers" AKA misters! And, although I think it is the most beautiful garden in the place, we avoided the Desert Garden because it was sooooo hot.
Here are some photos!
Fried Green Tea Balls filled with sesame bean paste, dumplings, salt-and-pepper tofu at The Kitchen in Alhambra
The Huntington's newest garden
There was a large lake in the center of the Chinese garden
The Rose Levy Botanical Conservatory is filled with wonderful plants and different environments
Japanese Garden at The Huntington