Onionhead – Industry

Onionhead is a new pan-Asian restaurant that opened up in the poorly named STC Plaza (one letter away from a D imho. -_-“) off the 60 Freeway. My friends and I had a pretty late lunch, after doing Black Friday shopping in the desert.

This was despite knowing that we had a Thanksgiving dinner attend < 2 hours later, at a French restaurant in Rosemead. Ah well, what else are the holidays about except excess and gluttony?

Some of us ordered from tea time special menu (3-6 pm), so everyone ended up capitalizing on their unlimited free refills policy, being the freeloaders we are. The milk tea is super sweet and a surprisingly strong diuretic that left me bloated afterward and needing to use the restroom throughout the rest of the night.

Baked pork chop and rice (焗豬扒飯) – A classic Cantonese dish found at every cafe. The best dish out of the 5 we ordered. The pork was cooked really well: juicy, tender and flavorful.

Laksa – Malaysian noodle soup with coconut milk. It was pleasantly spicy, filled with mussels and other seafood critters, but the soup was really watery (the chef skimped on coconut milk). I really disliked the noodles though: underboiled, hard to chew and totally bland. I’m still convinced that they just used spaghetti noodles. I like laksa with flat rice noodles (河粉), which soak in the flavors well.

Hainan chicken rice (海南雞飯) – Janet ordered this classic Singaporean dish, chicken breast slices, served with 3 sauces: ginger, sambal and soy sauce and special rice that’s been cooked in broth. The chicken was good.

Chicken noodles in garlic sauce – stir-fried noodles with chicken drenched in a flavorless garlic sauce. This dish reminded me of the low sodium foods served at retirement homes. I ended up putting the leftovers in the laksa soup.

Spaghetti bolognese – I didn’t try this dish, because it had beef in it. But it was apparently decent.

I can’t comment much on the service. We were the only folks inside for tea time, so the waitress was attentive and responsive.

Onionhead (洋蔥頭)
18508 E Gale Ave Ste A
Industry, CA 91748

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