Pasta Bar, a spaghetti chain with nine branches in Taiwan, just opened up its first U.S. branch at 640 W. Valley in Alhambra. Contrary to what its name might suggest, everything is ordered off the menu. Since they have a "franchise hotline" it seems that they're looking to open up more locations here. However I'm not sure what the point would be in opening up a bunch of these places. Lots of Hong Kong cafe style restaurants offer the same type of fare, and it's not like the pasta is cooked any differently in these Chinese style western food eateries--the only difference might be the accompanying dishes, e.g., ox tail with spaghetti. Am I missing something?