In a piece that does a nice job of capturing the cultural evolution of the San Gabriel Valley - not to mention its eateries and and boba joints - the Los Angeles Times' Rosanna Xia interviews The Fung Brothers comedy duo of "the 626" celebrated in their hip-hop YouTube ode to the SGV.
The video itself is classic, the song catchy. And fittingly, David and Andrew Fung are interviewed at the newish 626 Night Market in Pasadena, which after a rocky start is becoming a regular fixture, styled after traditional Asian night markets. For many, the market represents a symbolic coming-of-age for the San Gabriel Valley as a Chinese American cultural hub, albeit one that is now well into its second generation and evolving in a distinctly American way. Xia writes: