LA Eats 2011: Savoy Kitchen, Donut Man, Phoenix Boba…oh yeah!

Adam & Edmond
E. Liu and A. Wong

3:30 PM : Football Work Out

This guy (on the left) taught me a lot of what I know about football. We spent a lot of time over the last few college years throwing around the pigskin and sharing life on and off the field. Running routes, agility workouts, a little bit of ultimate for a few hours…the memories flooded back to more care free days. A totally selfless big brother.

E…tough times come and go but we’re here for you man. So good to have you back. You’re here for a reason!

*Walnut, your city is ridiculously baller.

7:00 PM : Savoy Kitchen
Savoy_1
Hainan Chicken

Inexpensive and amazing chinese food…it’s what we came for. Tucked in a corner off Garfield and Valley lies a small cantonese restaurant called Savoy Kitchen. Known for one dish: Hainan Chicken.

This has got to be the fastest we’ve ever received our food. Felt like a minute after ordering, our dishes came out piping hot and ready. Maybe we were having such a fun time catching up we didn’t notice the time pass by. M.Jiang, B.Chen, K.Hsu and E.Liu came out to hang. Good seeing you guys!

We were just the right number too (6). any more and it would have been really difficult for us to be seated since the restaurant is really small. Thanks to Ben and MJ for waiting ~45 minutes while we sat in traffic on the way there. 

Food was great! We tried the dark meat edition and the regular edition. I think the regular is just as juicy and enjoyable, and it’s $2 cheaper. Either way, it was a lot of food for < $8. Chicken tasted great without any sauce but man, rice with ginger…i can eat that all day. all day. It’s actually a good thing I don’t live around here. I would not cook at home…ever. 

LA Eats 2011: Savoy Kitchen, Donut Man, Phoenix Boba...oh yeah!
Edmond’s first attempt at SLR photography on the right. So much better than my shots already!
LA Eats 2011: Savoy Kitchen, Donut Man, Phoenix Boba...oh yeah!
9:00 PM : Hang out with old pals
LA Eats 2011: Savoy Kitchen, Donut Man, Phoenix Boba...oh yeah!
Indescribable fellowship: E.Liu, J.Yao, J.Fu, M.Listiawan, A.Wong, M.Jiang, B.Chen (missing K.Hsu). 
Guys, let’s not wait another few years before doing this again!
1:00 AM

LA Eats 2011: Savoy Kitchen, Donut Man, Phoenix Boba...oh yeah!

Ktown Cowboys refers to it as “Yi-Cha” the next round, or quite literally the “2nd round”. It might be “Sam-Cha” or “Sa-Cha” for us by now, but in any case the night wasn’t going to end just like that.

M.Chung earlier in the day had mentioned this place and Ben got pretty excited when we brought it up. He hadn’t been back in years and it wasn’t far from his place. What a trooper, Ben was coming off a full days work + 2 hr drive from SD and still he was good to go for more.

This place is the stuff! We celebrated with J.Fu for graduating Pharm school by treating her to one of these amazing sugary creations. The reward for finishing 4 years of harsh schooling, I think she thought it was well worth it. Fresh Strawberry Donuts…wow. good!!

LA Eats 2011: Savoy Kitchen, Donut Man, Phoenix Boba...oh yeah!
LA Eats 2011: Savoy Kitchen, Donut Man, Phoenix Boba...oh yeah!
donut man
LA Eats 2011: Savoy Kitchen, Donut Man, Phoenix Boba...oh yeah!
Strawberry Donut = fresh glazed awesomeness

Whenever i have an experience that is uberly spectacular, I have a habit of letting out a huge sigh and end up sitting there soaking in the moment. In this case, I took a bite and let a funny moan and just stared in awe at my food…then I slowly nibble away in silence with a grin ear to ear. a combination of an amazing day of catching up with good friends, good food, and a strawberry donut will do that.
I turn to Adam and say, “if we headed home right this instant, I’d say this weekend was a smashing success.” But, we got a few hours of sleep ahead of us and tomorrow…we be at it again!

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