Y.M.C.

Yi Mei Champion Taiwan Deli
3435 South Jones Blvd
Las Vegas NV 89146
(702) 222-3435

Being in so cal for 4 years before moving back to Vegas recently, I had the fortune of enjoying all kinds of Taiwanese food and my favorite by far is having Taiwanese breakfast, so when I spied Yi Mei and it’s advertisement for Taiwanese breakfast delicacies, I was stoked! Despite that the food caliber not being to so cal standards here, I was still happy as a clam that I got decent Taiwanese breakfast!

Breakfast goodies:
1. Fresh soy milk! You could tell that it was totally ground from scratch because it had nice fibrousy soy bean chunks in it. I think that a boba straw would work better than the skinny one they provided. Regardless of the difficulty of using the skinny straw, the soy milk was enjoyable, refreshing, and perfectly sweet.
2. Green onion pancake/Cong You Bing – I love this savory pancake usually for it’s crispy and chewy texture. Yi Mei got the texture right, but it lacked the savory/salty touch to make it perfect.
3. Juicy Pork Dumplings/Xiao Long Bao – These little juicy morsels certainly were not Din Tai Fung caliber and not bursting with juice and even slightly too salty, but overall, it was decently good.
4. Spicy Beef Noodle Soup/Hong Xiao Niu Rou Mian – This soup was unique. I’ve never had a tangy spicy beef noodle soup before, and I can say I actually like the tanginess. The beef cubes were actually really tough. No bueno on the chunks of beef.
5. Taiwan Style Noodles with Egg – Two nice bonuses in this soup. Bacon bits + Fish balls filled with savory meat! Bonus!!
6. Potstickers/Wo Tie – These were the cutest lil’ potstickers ever! They were the size of a chinese soup spoon with a nice crispy char on the outside and juicy filling of pork and cabbage on the inside. Though they were on the saltier side, nothing a dip in some vinegar couldn’t fix.

Fresh Soy Milk by cravingsofafatgirl Juicy Pork Dumpling (Xiao Long Bao) by cravingsofafatgirl Dou Xia Bao (Red Bean Bao) by cravingsofafatgirl Green Onion Pancake (Cong You Bing) by cravingsofafatgirl Taiwan Style Noodles w/Egg by cravingsofafatgirl (Close Up) Taiwan Style Noodles w/Egg by cravingsofafatgirl Mini Potstickers!!! by cravingsofafatgirl Bonus!  Fish Dumpling filled with meat by cravingsofafatgirl Spicy Beef Noodle Soup (Hong Xiao Niu Rou Mian) by cravingsofafatgirl

Conclusion: Decent Taiwanese breakfast foods and fresh soy milk!!! 3/5 beeps.

Thanksgiving nom nom’s

Fat Girl’s Thanksgiving 2008 Food Adventures…. (minus BIMI which is closed on sunday! i was going to try a new restaurant…. *whine…) anyhoo. oldies but goodies (Class 302, Echigo, Din Tai Fung, Sapp Coffee Shop) always hits the spot – lots of noodles and chinese breakfast items + one newbie (Yung Ho Restaurant)

Class 302 – oh boy. tho i’ve never had metal boxed lunches, but sitting in an old school chinese classroom replica and in cute little wooden desks brought feelings of nostalgiat that i shouldn’t have, strange feeling, but tasty!! sorry… i was so huungry i forgot to take pictures! next time, i promise. the box lunch i had had crispy chicken roll (ji juen), chinese sausage, and minced pork and pickled veggies.
1015 S. Nogales St, #125
Rowland Heights CA 91748

Echigo click for old post. and pics. winner winner as usual or as I like to say “weener!”. “crab hand roll.” do i need to say more?
12217 Santa Monica Blvd #201
Los Angeles CA 90025

Yung Ho – known for decent chinese breakfast, dou jiang, you tiao, etc. etc. it was decently yummy. we had onion pancake/cong you bing, beef noodle/hong xiao niu rou mian, sweet soy milk and xiao bing
533 W Valley Blvd
San Gabriel, CA 91778

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Din Tai Fung – yea baby! juicy pork dumplings. you know this texture whore luvs it. the thin hand rolled skin. the juicy pork filling. the hot broth that squirts out of the dumpling! omgoodness nom nom’s
1108 S. Baldwin Ave
Arcadia CA 91007

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Sapp Coffee Shop – anthony bourdain likes it. i like it. my thai friend likes it. winner? i think so! flavor burst of noodles and beef beefy spicy goodness. i think the broth is so precious that they give you just enough to cover the noodles and meat. i slurped up everything. EVERYTHING.
5183 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90027

thai boat noodles!