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Postcards from Travel Near and Far by Jia-Rui

91801, Alhambra


Eating frozen yogurt in the cold of winter

Dear ——–,

In the huddle before our volleyball playoff game last night, Eugene offered to take us all to dinner if we beat the other team. Well, we did win, becoming the champions of the vaunted coed C Pool at Monterey Park’s Westside Volleyball league. I convinced everybody to go to Yogurtland in Alhambra instead. A few years ago, I was ready to relegate frozen yogurt to the stupid food trends of history. But then Pinkberry showed up and I was back on the bandwagon. Other volleyball friends were the first to introduce me to the deliciousness of Yogurtland this summer. It has so many more flavors and toppings and it’s self-serve. You can fill your cup with green tea, egg nog, pistachio AND cookies and cream yogurt if you want. The clincher, though, is that you can top off your Yogurtland with glops of sweetened red bean. Last night, I heaped it on, with watermelon, kiwis and Ghiradelli chocolate sauce. I shivered as I headed out the door into an actually cold winter night in Southern California. But, hey, it was a celebration!


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I'm a journalist based in Los Angeles who has always said that writing postcards for a living would be a dream job. The posts -- short enough to fit on an actual postcard -- chronicle recent travels near and far. I could blab on about being inspired by epistolary novels, the short poems of Emily Dickinson, and the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" pieces, but I'll just say that I'm aiming to give you a sense of flavor of a place without boring you to death. Wish you were here!

4 thoughts on “91801, Alhambra

  1. oh, i totally envy you! there’s a yogurtland in honolulu that i frequent whenever i visit my dad. we have fan family field trips to yogurtland (that’s the extent of my dad’s physical activity). have you tried the mochi topping? ooh, and the toasted coconut yogurt rocks. vanilla wafer cookies n’ cream is up there too. darn, just thinking of froyo is making me drool.

    • Oh, those mochi toppings are really good, too. Definitely better than the ones at Pinkberry, which are too hard. I forgot about the mochis because there are so many toppings to choose from! I agree with the toasted coconut. Haven’t had the vanilla wafer flavor. There’s always next time….

      So, just add Yogurtland to the list of food reasons you should come to L.A.! The kogi truck is still waiting for you!

  2. i’m not so sure i’m ready to abandon Pinkberry in favor of Yogurtland. i agree, Yogurtland is awesome… but i appreciate the simplicity and flavor of Pinkberry…

  3. Wow, free yogurt AND the t-shirt that you earned by dominating the C pool! That’s quite a night.

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