Pa Pa Walk (227 W. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel) is not a new find. It's one of our go-to places for Taiwanese food. But this was the first time I had my real camera with me here, so I re-documented this old favorite during a visit with three friends.
Oyster omelet ($5.75).
For my cohorts, not for me. I'm not a fan, but they loved it.
Fried pork chop rice ($5.95).
A classic. A staple. Familiar. Welcoming.
Fried green onion pancake ($4.50).
Always good, even when bad.
Pan-fried turnip cake ($4.50).
Hi, Ann Marie! It's your favorite!
Cream soup in fried toast ($6.75).
Stinky tofu ($5.25).
Only one friend and I ate this. The other two couldn't take it. Do you dare try this? You should. It's yummy.
Pan-fried miso fish ($6.75).
Our most "healthy" dish during this meal. Very tasty.
Pretty run-of-the-mill, but they're fried, so you'll like them anyway.
Spicy wonton ($4.95).
I adore this little bowl. Just enough spice. Just enough peanut dust.
Be sure to end your meal with a Snowy! What is a Snowy? It's very finely shaved ice. A regular brown sugar shaved ice with your choice of five toppings costs $6.00. The Snowy version costs $8.50.
Is this the best Taiwanese food you'll ever have? No. But I love this place anyway. It's fast. It's cheap. It's satisfying.