Friday, February 4, 2011

A closer look: Chinatown!

Happy late-night blogging from Central Florida.

I'm up late updating my blog primarily for my little sister, Jaclyn, but also because I made a note that I'd do it earlier today. Sidenote: The King's Speech was a gorgeous film. I'm thinking about doing an Oscar movie post in the near future, so I'll save my reviews and comments for later.

I thought it would be fun to share a few snapshots from my trip out to the west coast. Seeing as I'm updating my blog for my little sister, it is only fitting that I discuss Chinatown. She loves Asian cultures and wants to marry a Chinese man, so she was especially jealous that we got to run over to that part of Los Angeles on the evening we landed in CA. (She was also jealous that we got to meet Ellen Pompeo of Grey's Anatomy while we were in Hollywood, but that's another story for another time, Grey's fans.)

At the recommendation of some of our friends from or Haiti trip, Jess and I decided to check out Foo Chow. Turns out Jackie Chan has put this restaurant on the map. Actually, once you're inside, you can easily recognize scenes from Rush Hour. It's pretty funny.

Hot green tea soothed my throat and warmed me up after a long day of airports and airplanes.

All in all, our visit to Chinatown was more eerie than experiential. Since we arrived so late, all the cute little stores were closed for the evening and many of the lights dimmed. However, we were still excited to have visited, and our dinner was seriously killer. Jess and I ordered sweet and sour shrimp and mixed veggies and tons of white rice. (I could eat rice daily.) She was happy to cross visiting Chinatown off her bucket list, but I'd still like to return and find that cute, kitschy raincoat I'm dreaming of. Maybe next time.

Have any of you visited a Chinatown? I've been to them in both NYC and Los Angeles, but my friends say the one in San Francisco is wonderful as well.

Have a great night!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like fun! I've been to the Chinatown in NYC (and LA when I was really young). I remember we purchased a ton of green tea, and saw dead fish on the side of the street. It was quite the sight! I would really like to go back though!