The Malaysian place on Green is called Kuala Lampur. Used to be a regular place (about once every two weeks) for me. The coffee drink there is really pretty decent as well. One place you've all gotta go for a coffee and an awesome fig custard tart, (which must be tried if you've never gone, or blueberry brioche, which used to be breakfast 3 days a week for me) is Europane, on Colorado about three blocks east of Lake.. If the owner (Sumi) is in, tell her that Fok and Jen say hi. RyeGB, I'll look out for your collection, either at Villains when I go to SF in December, or at Blue Bee. Don't think I'll be back in LA before then. As for the retail scene in Pasadena, it's pretty dead, although there is a decent streetwear place (lots of Stussy) called Greyone on Walnut (iirc). I'll keep Europane in mind, although for my money the best bakery in Pasadena is Lovebirds just east of lake on Colorado. Best sandwiches I've ever had, hands down, and the danishes are ridiculous. I've known the owners for years ever since they were a hole-in-the-wall in Alhambra on Main. The hours suck, and they know it, but they've had trouble getting people in there after 5. Pasadena's dead, imo, when it comes to boutique clothing. Lucille's is pretty epic considering it's a chain and for its value. Great deserts, too. Just wish the wait wasn't like Cheesecake Factory. I'm still partial to Houston's ribs, though. You just can't find anything close to beating them.