Three of us are driving from SF to Pasadena, and staying in Pasadena for 5 days, Wed-Sunday. My bro is going to the bot con (transformers) convention in Pasadena while my wife and I are going to explore LA.
Wife and I will go to: Santa Monica (biking the strand) and Malibu or Manhattan Beach (sand dune park), hollywood walk fame, griffin observatory, Geffen Moca, Getty, Holocaust Museum or Museum of Tolerance, and two farmer's market: Hollywood, and Pasadena or South Pasadena, maybe if time permits, we'll also go to LA Farmer's market.
We would like to have a late breakfast/early early lunch with my bro before he goes to his convention, and we go to our places. Many of the restaurants recommended by Chowhounders open at around 11:00 am.
We're looking for Asian, non Cantonese, maybe dim sum. Preferably noodles, Taiwanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Ramen, and any others. Any res for places that open lets say between 9 to 10:30 am?
Recommendations for places we will be going would be fabulous too. Price wise, up to $25 per person, though for Japanese (sushi/sashimi) we could go up to $50 pp.