However, sometimes I have to humor her, right? She suggested trying out a restaurant only a couple blocks from where I live so Boyfriend and I were able to walk over. The place wasn't very crowded and specialized in Shanghainese food - a lot of braises, noodles and buns/dumplings.
complimentary egg drop soup
stir fried rice cakes
loofah with tofu balls
three ingredient crispy noodles
Wu-Xi spareribs, spinach
beancurd sheets, yellow chives, shrimp
General Tsao's chicken
I have no idea if my mom ordered that last dish to be funny since Boyfriend is Italian. The food was good, though one of our dishes never arrived. Incidentally, that was the one I wanted the most. There are lunch specials too so be sure to take advantage of it! Afterwards you can walk two more blocks to Half-and-Half for some boba.
Wang Jia Restaurant
156 S San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776