OK, so Burbank isn't very high on the culinary ladder of Los Angeles (with a few carnivorous exceptions... the Brazilian BBQ at Picanha Churrascuria on Palm is expensive but is really good-- go for lunch or early Mon-Thurs for cheaper meal... and don't eat for at least 10 hours to get your money's worth! Also, this odd little green house on Burbank Blvd called 'The Place For Steaks' cooks really excellent meat. I don't know how they stay in business because it always looks empty when I drive by.)
I had some truly awful asian (Chinese) food in downtown Burbank at Gourmet 88 (where their sweet & sour sauce AND glaze for the 'sweet & pungent shrimp' was ketchup... even though the menu talks about 'authentic recipes with a california flair')
I've heard that another restaurant in downtown burbank called Cafe Asia (which has since gone out of business, down the road from Picanha on Palm) was owned by the *same people* and was of course similarly awful.
Here's my question... I'm really put off by the idea of asian food in Burbank now because of this apparent Gourmet 88 conspiracy.
Since then, two new restaurants have opened-- one in the old 'Cafe Asia' spot, now called 'Octopus' and another called 'Momotaro' on Glenoaks.
Has anyone tried either of these places? Any opinions would be greatly appreciated. Help me to learn to eat Burbank asian food again....