Edwin Mills: Creating its Own Bustle

Alley hideaway in historic neighborhood offers great meals and great deals
By EDDIE RIVERA, Community Editor
Published on Jan 14, 2020

It’s a baked crab set atop Swai (kinda like whitefish), floating in a sauce that the restaurant describes as “creamy and yummy.” Add “yellow,” and that pretty much nails it. Bring a couple more of those, please.

A simple and smart house salad with Italian dressing set a lovely stage for the main course—a salmon steak, (more like a good-sized plank), and a bowl of Basil Mignon Morsels. (Don’t be fooled by that whole “morsels” thing. We’ll get to that.)

The salmon sat in a creamy bed of mashed sweet yams and baby carrots. Though I didn’t instruct them as such, the salmon was brought out just a little past seared, with plenty of pink. Lots to like here.


Oh yes, those Basil Mignon Morsels. Chop up chunks of filet Mignon, drown it in a honey pepper sauce and serve with a foothill of rice. While my dining partner couldn’t finish the serving, I was more than happy to complete the task, feeling a little guilty as I did.

Oh man, honey and pepper. Makes perfect sense, but who knew? Certainly not me.

The perfectly-timed birthday evening brought out chocolate mousse cake from the kitchen and a song from the band, and I was a hero.


One additional fact about Edwin Mills that you’ll like, is that I could spot only one entree over $20. The portions are welcoming, the atmosphere is busy and fun, and it’s still off the main pedestrian drag.

They’ve also got a terrific lunch special, we’ve heard. We’ll be back around Cheeseburger Week (January 26th – January 31) to find out.

Take her here. Take him here. Be your own hero.

Edwin Mills is at 22 Mills Place, Pasadena. (626) 564-8656. www.edwinmills.com

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