Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. YouTube stars, comedians and brothers Andrew and David Fung ascended to San Gabriel Fung brothers dating website fame in February with music video "," a witty YouTube mash-up of various restaurants and dishes in the area.
With overviews, the clip pays an extensive tribute to food culture in thean area they feel is underrepresented in mainstream media. The Fung brothers are lifelong patrons to the San Gabriel Valley food scene, so we caught up with them "Fung brothers dating website" the phone to ask them about their favorite picks and why food is so important to them.
Tell us a little bit about your family background and how that influenced your passion for food. Both our parents were born in mainland China but my father was raised in Hong Kong and my mother was raised in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Toyko.
I think Asian people in general are just natural born foodies. The natural baseline for how much they're supposed to like food is already more than average.
It's like they're just foodies by default. When we moved down here after college we couldn't get away from the food and community.
A lot of people outside of the don't necessarily know too much about it or think it's cool but coming from where we come from in Seattle, which barely had any Asian people, we Fung brothers dating website appreciated the Fung brothers dating website haven't seen much coverage that has been done. We did an episode for the Cooking Channel, but we actually did Chinatown L. So as far as media coverage I haven't really seen it.
I worked down in L. The coverage you get is from food nerds. So unless you're into food or dating a Chinese person, most people don't really know about the SGV. That's a good question.
The food there is really good, but it's the ambience that's so incredible to me. It's such an iconic spot on Valley Blvd.
It's almost like Urth Caffe in Hollywood. In Hollywood you're always bound to bump into a club promoter. Same withyou're always bound to bump into an Asian club promoter or a car crew or all these characters. Almost on any given day during lunch hour, you're going to find them sitting on the patio of Savoy. We like Savoy because of its high profile and the way you feel when you go there. A lot of hip, young cool people of the are there. One of my favorite low-key spots that serves my favorite type of Chinese food is Noodle "Fung brothers dating website" over on Valley.
They're open late and they have really good beef rolls and beef noodle soups. I'm actually really partial to curry.
I particularly like Portuguese, Cantonese fusion curry.
And a lot of its from Macau. There's something about that dish that you can do so much with it.
You can go on the low end, and go with chicken Portuguese curry. But Fung brothers dating website you can also go with crab or lobster. I can't
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That counts as too many dishes. But this is a dish that we get at almost every single restaurant we eat at. It's not the most elaborate dish but it's my favorite vegetable dish. Pretty much we'll get that at every single restaurant because it's my favorite way to eat string beans.
I think the way that Asian people cook vegetables is very superior to how everybody else does vegetables. If we can't agree on anything else on Asian food, we can agree that the vegetables are way better. Maybe once in my life have I been to a Western-style restaurant where I actually liked the vegetables. Our favorite places are usually one of the better "Fung brothers dating website" but it's not always the best.
There's other reasons like crowd, ambience and our friends. Class in Rowland. Class hands down is the best but also for other reasons like the ambience and location. But especially for where we live now, Fluff Ice is a place that we go to a lot too. You mentioned earlier that the San Gabriel Valley can be intimidating in terms of food.
What is your advice for first time explorers in the ? If you're a girl, hit up the Fung brothers before you go.
Seriously watch our video. It'll get you inspired and revved up to go.
And use the
Fung brothers dating website reviewed feature. If you're going to the for the first time, I wouldn't say go to the underground spots yet. Definitely hit up the mainstream, the popular and highly rated spots first.
And then dig deeper after you Fung brothers dating website everything. There's so many pockets of ethnic cuisine in the Los Angeles area. The San Gabriel Valley is just one of them.
What makes it so unique? The has a bunch of food, boba and shaved ice spots. But there's practically no bars. There's no place you can really get drunk. There are even people who are old enough to drink. It's going to look like a bar and they'll even play club music but there will be nobody drunk.
I think if you're really into food, sometimes drinking gets in the way of the taste of food. There's a lot of food nerds in theand food nerds aren't usually the ones to go to the clubs and get smashed. Food is interconnected with lifestyle and what scene you're into. That's why we love food out in the It's everything and it means so much more than just food. Food is the main driver behind everything.
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