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Phoenix Food Boutique
456 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
The cuisine at Phoenix Food Boutique mostly consists of mainland Chinese offerings, though this modernMore expansion of the long-standing Phoenix Inn restaurant offers many "pan-Asian" menu items. It's loaded with flavors and dishes from Southeast Asia in addition to many standard and not so everyday meals from mainland China and Hong Kong. There is so much to choose from, the menu seems daunting at first. But many appetizing dishes stand out and the stage is set for a satisfying, tasty meal. Portions here are the opposite of skimpy. Those who love relatively hard-to-find Chinese porridge should sample Phoenix Food Boutique's numerous varieties.
La Mein
711 Fair Oaks Ave Ste B, South Pasadena, CA 91030

La Mein is the place to go for money-saving Chinese cuisine. Combos here are two dollars less than Panda Express, andMore the portion sizes pale in comparison.

Standard "dollar Chinese" menu fare applies - fried rice, chow mein, kung pao, orange chicken, broccoli beef, shrimp and more.

There are a few noticeable standouts such as egg foo young and teriyaki bowls. The tropical juice bar is also enticing. There are lots of sweet and fruity flavors from which to choose, as well as Thai ice tea with boba.

Kuo-Ching Chen, Ph.D.
2130 Huntington Dr, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Dr. Kuo-Ching Chen is a Chinese herbalist and acupuncture specialist with his office located in South Pasadena, Calif.More He specializes in the treatment of pain and disorder in the lumbar and cervical area. For more information about the office, services and history, see Dr. Chen's website, U-Backstrong.
Happy Feet Foot Massage
1118 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Happy Feet does more than foot massages; services also include full body work, acupressure and reflexology.


Its late hours, all week long, makes this a very convenient option for those who work long and stressful hours. The serene and spotlessly clean facilities alone provide instant calm and stress-reduction.

The staff is equally gentle and mellow in demeanor. Happy Feet's massage therapists are very skilled and provide highly effective and relaxing Chinese massage techniques.

Golden China
1115 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Authentic and flavorful Chinese cuisine makes Golden China Restaurant a hallmark spot on Fair Oaks to stop for a greatMore full-service or take-out meal. Executive Chef Chou I-Hsing has nearly 50 years of culinary experience and has headed the Golden China kitchen staff since the 1980s. Before immigrating to the United States, I-Hsing was a chef at prominent restaurants in Taiwan. His past experiences and Mandarin authenticity make the menu at Golden China abundant with flavorful choices. It is very extensive, so first-timers should be prepared for lots of perusing.
Panda Express
1216 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Of the numerous Panda Express restaurants, few have as sleek a building design as South Pasadena's. There's outdoorMore seating and plenty of parking, too. Panda Express makes for a decent late dinner or an easily accessible lunch. The Chinese cuisine offers vegetables over French fries and other deep fried drive-thru eats.

The dining area is well maintained and air-conditioned. Panda Express is very affordable: a little more than five dollars buys a generously portioned two-item combination that includes rice and/or chow mein.

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