Noodle World on Valley turned itself into Naga Naga Ramen over the weekend. Per earliest twitter report: http://twitter.com/snookerst/statuses... - "it was okay...i didnt hate it. the chashu mos def needs improvement; the broth had fried shallots ala ajisen."
The much maligned Corner House on New Ave / Valley has changed ownership and turned to Roco Corner House last week. Take-out Hainan chicken (regular, or soy) remains $3. Still tons of dinner specials.
Mama's, per J Gold's scouting comment here: http://eat-la.com/short-list/battle-o... , has opened in the old Vege House space over the weekend, on Valley Blvd. Their beef rolls are superior to 101 Express, ironic she chose the same plaza as the other famous beef roll joint.
Peach House, is, as previously reported, closed.
The "coming soon" sign for Tip Top Sandwiches' on Valley, in Rosemead, is finally off the building. No opening date, no further signage, no further interior improvements. "For lease" sign remains on building. Food GPS' belated report in Feb: http://www.foodgps.com/tip-top-sandwi.... That sign was on the building for at least a year.
Banh Mi Che Cali's latest branch, on Garvey/Kelburn in Rosemead, finally began interior build-out a month or so back.
The crazy Japanese pizza joint, "Straw Berry Cones", is slated to open in the old Juseed space (Hilton Plaza), next to Xiang Wei Lou.
The new-ish exotic Asian fruit store on Garvey (same plaza as Kim Ky in Rosemead) is doing brisk business. You can buy whole jack fruits, mangosteens, durian, etc.
The Hunan restaurant meant to take the place of 88 Tofu (529 E Valley Blvd San Gabriel, CA 91776), same plaza as Uncle Chen's, has lost previous signage. No new exterior sign up.
Pho Ha has removed their 50% pho ga special, again.
Hey, Eater LA's plywood report doesn't cover the 626. Someone's gotta do this. Feel free to contribute.