If you like gumbo, don't miss this one! But be warned, there is nothing glamorous about this place. It is truely a hole in the wall in the less than trendy part of Pasadena -- which is why I think it is perfect for chowhounds!
It is right in the middle of a somewhat African-American neighborhood, but operated by a Korean and a Latino. Ha ha! And the food is really something else -- instead of fancy dinner rolls, you get sliced beard, the wonderbread kind. Anyway, give it a shot and say hi to David.
924 N. Lake Av. Pasadena CA 91104 (818)791-3474