Sure, you've had dim sum on Sunday and seen that one episode of Bizarre Foods, but there's more to the San Gabriel Valley than just dumplings. Like, um, well, these 18 things, which you definitely don't know about the SGV (unless you're from there).
1. There are actually non-Asians in the SGV
In 1990, Monterey Park became the first majority-Asian American city in the mainland US, it's home to potentially the best Asian hot sauce in the known world, and from 2000-2012, more than a half-dozen additional suburbs in the region have become majority-Asian. But, dude, El Monte actually has a Latino majority (!), and Rosemead’s Asian population decreased between the 2000 and 2010 census.
2. Older women in the SGV REALLY hate the sun
In addition to pulled-down dark, Vader-esque sun visors, it's not unusual to see women wearing elbow-length gloves while driving, and also covering their driver-side windows with old Chinese newspapers -- which, by the way, is illegal in the state of California.