Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Southern California - Baccali Cafe Restaurant 百家利

When we were down in Southern California, we passed by this beautiful beach at Santa Monica on the way to dinner:

Unfortunately, we couldn't find a parking space and we decided not to waste time and continue driving to this Baccali Cafe and Rotisserie, recommended by a friend.  The restaurant was located on Valley Blvd. in Alhambra, a suburban Chinatown.  The street stretched down to San Gabriel, which is filled with hundreds of Chinese restaurants.
Baccali Cafe & Rotisserie
245 W. Valley Blvd.
Alhambra, CA
(626) 293-3300

There was so much to order from their menu.  We ordered the triple crown steaks as it seems the place is famous for their steaks. The triple crown - was beef, rotisserie chicken, and pork chop in mushroom sauce with pasta and veggies for $13.95.  I ordered the curry rice for $1.50 extra and it was just delicious.

Baccali triple crown

We tried to order different meals. The meals came with free refills of Hong Kong style milk tea, which is basically like English tea but with condensed milk.

Beef stew and vegetable with pasta

Baked Portuguese chicken rice

Baked pork chop with rice

Beef with pasta
We liked the beef the best.  The place is supposed to be famous for their rotisserie chicken, but we always have that at home,and it was really good too.  We did not like the pork steaks as they were a bit dry and the tomato sauce over the spaghetti was too sweet for our taste.   However, overall, we liked the restaurant for their variety, and the dishes were generally good.

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