I have a bad habit--I Tivo and watch all my favorite food shows on Sunday. Usually means I see some show where some lucky guy is in an open Hong Kong or Vietnamese market, slurping noodes or eating crab in a hot pot. And I want it. By then, it's afternoon, and I have no luck rounding up a friend (who are often seafood intolerant, or would rather go for burgers) to go and grab a quick bite.
What I REALLY want is something halfway authentic--could be ramen, a dumpling place, whatever--that is close to the Glendale area (Atwater, Loz Feliz, or Glendale, or Eagle Rock, or somewhere I don't even know) that has some decent, authentic asian fare that is NOT a super nice, sit down place--just somewhere I will not feel weird going in alone, grabbing a bowl of pork or rice or noodles or whatever, and eating it.
Surely there's a decent place that doesn't require a half hour's drive, but will give me more options than Panda Express, right?