Monday, June 29, 2009

Bid Adieu to Wonton Forest (City of Industry)

Am I the bearer of bad news or what? I think I enjoyed playing the Angel of Death this week because this is the 2nd news of something that are not going to be with us. Sadly, I cared about this place more than the Michelin Guide.

Wonton Forest was a place that my boy Go Ramen! had championed since its earliest days of opening. Since the mythical Won Ton Time closed in Alhambra more than a year ago, many people had being trying to find a replacement for a cheap won ton noodle soup. Why mythical?

To this day, no one knows how they make any profit margin by charging a bowl of soup with big won tons for less than $4. If you have to ask, yes...Won Ton Time closed under mysterious circumstances which we'll never know the behind the scenes.

For this case however, sadly Keizo of Go Ramen! actually whispered to some of us that the end will come for Wonton Forest. About more than a month ago, Daily Gluttony of Rants and Craves and I wanted to join Keizo for the last hurrah before the official announcement were to be made about the future of this restaurant.

The popular slang of "FML" comes to me when I realized this place is only 3 minutes from my work place. That close, but yet I never knew about the place until Keizo pointed this place out. Damn me...

Just looking at the photos of the Won Ton Noodle soup and the spring rolls made me wonder why I took such a long time to write a review and not championed this place earlier. Now, this restaurant will be part of a group that didn't deserved to suffer an early demise.

It's one of those regrets I wish I would have come to this place more often because the soup broth were excellent and the won tons were scrumptious. The spring rolls were a delightful crunchy sucker that was waiting to be dipped in the sauce so that you can fully enjoyed the wonderful flavor and aroma.

Too bad, now it's just all for naught as Keizo posted the sad news. With that in my mind, I do want to wish the owner Paul all the good lucks and may he prosper down the road as he worked hard to make this place that never was fully appreciated in a tough restaurants area.

With this, I bid adieu to Wonton Forest and wish the new place (whatever it may be) the best of luck.

Wonton Forest
18230 Gale Ave
City of Industry, CA 91748


ps. I would have given this place a rating of A minus. *sigh* FML??

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weezermonkey said...

Eff! You are totally the Angel of Death! I never got to try this place!

Melissa Good Taste said...

I need Ramen - now...........

Daily Gluttony said...

i know! i am totally sad too! i really hope paul opens something else someday. until then i only have a vat of his chili garlic sauce in my fridge. *sigh*

sdfafsadf said...

NOoOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I shot my interview with pam there and i've been craving their wonton noodle soup every freakin day since editing this piece. NOOO!!!!!

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edjusted said...

So sad. Their wontons were amazing!

mattatouille said...

sad, i never got to eat here :(

Princess Kitty said...

that's sad... I didn't even get a chance to try it yet. =(

Kung Food Panda said...

It's sad how I heard about this place 1 week before closing and never got to try it....sad =(

Right Way to Eat said...

Hi Weezermonkey,

I'm the Angel of Death last week. Can't report any more sad news now. LOL

Hi Melissa Good Taste,

We'll have to get you that ramen now!

Hi Daily Gluttony,

I hope Paul opens up a new restaurant someday as well because he deserves another shot. He definitely have some good ideas.

Hi Jin,

NOooooooo. I heard about you filming in that location when I was in that lunch with Daily Gluttony. It's really sad.

Hi Edjusted,

Yeah, their won tons were amazing! sniff!

Hi Mattatouille,

You missed out. I heard Choisauce barely made it on the last week before they closed.

Hi Princess Kitty and Kung Food Panda,

Yeah, it sucks when it closed because you really won't know if you missed the opportunity on one of the best won ton noodle soup you'll ever taste. That is what will drive you nuts. LOL

sdfafsadf said...

i hate craving something i can't have. nice chatting with you today!

Right Way to Eat said...

Hey Jin,

It was nice chatting with you as well. So sad our cravings can't be filled up by Paul anymore