Rowland Height’s Top 3 Dining Experiences

Lesson #7: know the perfect food for the perfect occasions.

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Photos respectively taken by Taestell, Pockafywe and Insert Magazine

You’ve already been acquainted with the finer locations of top-tier Boba in Rowland Heights. It’s now time to take you on a magical car(pet) ride through the dining hot spots in the suburb. If you want to impress some guests or take your palette for a tour in Rowland Heights, these top three restaurants are excellent stops that can satisfy any occasion. Although the suburb only spans 9.02 miles, each street and section has its own “flava-flav” in terms of food.

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Cue the Selfie

Lesson #6: taking pictures.

The recent rise of the “selfie” seems to have swept the nation, or at least Generation Y and digital natives. However, the “selfie” has been popular in Asia for quite awhile.


Lights, Camera… Cue

Growing up in Rowland Heights, my friends and I frequented Cue, a store that is literally filled with picture-taking machines that allow groups of people to crowd inside the booth to take pictures. They run exclusively in the Japanese language and allow you to edit the photos on site and print out stickers so you can decorate your phones, binders and paraphernalia. You must also pay a fee to use these machines.

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Fried Dough, Pickled Cucumbers and Soy Milk

Lesson #4: know your meals.


Brunch is celebratory in Chinese culture
Photo by Pirate Alice

Brunch. The perfect combination between the wee hours of the morning when we are all too sleepy to be hungry and the stuffy hours during noon when we are too busy to eat at all.
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The Boba Survival Guide

Lesson #2 on surviving and thriving on the streets of Rowland Heights: know your Boba.

Straws and lids come with purchase

Straws and lids come with purchase

The Basics – Know Your Target

All good things start somewhere small. Known to many as Bubble Tea, Boba was born in the 1980s in a small, quaint shop owned by Liu Han Chieh in Taiwan. Boba is an amazing hybrid between a beverage and a dessert. When done right, this drink will have chewy tapioca pearls floating around in a rich and creamy milk tea.
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