• Chinese Food
  • Hing Long Oriental Food Market

    Back in the old days before San Diego’s first Chinese supermarket(Woo Chee Chong) opened we drove to Los Angeles every few months to stock up on Chinese groceries.  We visited small family run markets in Chinatown LA like this one.  At the entrance were exotic plants you won’t find at Home Depot.  The shelves were full […]

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  • Double Happiness

    Happiness is a state I am constantly trying to achieve.  Double happiness is doubly attractive.  We first visited after a hot air balloon adventure.  I was starving after an evening of spectacular sights from among the clouds.  Double Happiness delivered with classic Chinese dishes and great service.  My current visit is after enjoying watching the […]

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  • Horton Plaza

    Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it’s in my basement… let me go upstairs and check. M. C. Escher They built this place when I started college.  I remember the wonder of wandering this place which was like an Escher painting brought to life.  I liked beautiful architecture, the […]

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  • Panda Inn – Horton Plaza

    In the beginning I remember old seedy movie theaters on this spot of land.  They were demolished to make way for Horton Plaza.  I liked the bright pastels and the design was like something out of an Escher artwork.  It’s easy to get lost in Horton Plaza.  I avoid losing my car here by parking […]

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  • Mandarin Canton Restaurant

    Just like those little Viewmaster slides, there’s a inherent magic that’s captured in 3D that you can’t get in drawn animation or in CG. Henry Selick There are things captured in my memory that persist to this day.  My first Viewmaster with images of the San Diego Zoo back in the early days.  My first […]