Thanks to JThur01 for the heads up on Niko Niko Tea Bar and Noodle House replacing Haige Star Boulevard (not to mention at least 7 other predecessors) at 172 E. Valley Bl. in San Gabriel. Niko Niko takes a page from the hotpot places in asking you to choose a broth (e.g., tofu seafood), and a noodle (e.g., vermicelli, Korean glass noodles, egg noodles), for a base price under $5, and then $1.50 for add ons. Interestingly there was somewhat of a war in the Yelp reviews on the place, Yelpers giving it mostly a 5 or a 1. The 5s were apparently the owner's friends and the 1's were from people who actually ate there. But the downgrades were largely for rotten service, and I didn't find that to be a problem today.