Monthly Archives: October 2011

donkatsu | wako, ktown

I grabbed lunch on Friday at Wako Donkatsu, which is next door to the Boiling Crab on Wilshire Blvd.  [Now, this is donkatsu and not tonkatsu because we’re in Ktown.]  I ordered the orosi donkatsu which comes piled high with grated daikon radish and scallions, … Continue reading

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housewarming + baby shower

 From Manhattan to Manhattan Beach, plus baby on the way.  Time to celebrate! Parents-to-be. There was so much more to this delicious spread, but I stopped snapping to start eating! All eyes on the food, especially Melpomene’s. Some talented kids … Continue reading

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jiro is my hero

I cannot wait to see Jiro Dreams of Sushi.  Doesn’t this movie look absolutely exquisite??

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tonkotsu ramen | tanaka soba ten, mar vista

Ramen-mania all over LA these days!  Here’s a bowl of hakata nagahama-style tonkotsu ramen with thin, straight flour noodles from Tanaka Soba Ten, an 8-day pop-up within Mitsuwa Marketplace in Mar Vista.  Only available through this Saturday, 10/22.

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purple potato gratin with fennel, mushrooms & goat cheese

Holy smoked gouda!  The fridge and cabinets are packed to the max and in desperate need of clearing out.  I swear I’m trying to be less wasteful these days by cooking more and throwing out less, but I still end … Continue reading

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uni & burgers | father’s office, culver city

 Hemp Ale for me, Allegash White for Pands Uni crostini The F.O. burger, medium Shoestrings Met up with Pands at Father’s Office in Culver City for dinner last night.  It was beautiful and balmy… perfect weather to sit outside and enjoy … Continue reading

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chicken tandoori | jasmine market, culver city

A peek inside the tandoor (clay oven) Made-to-order naan & tandoori chicken Spicy, minty green chutney & cool, creamy yogurt Blazing nuggets of chicken A fan of most sweet drinks with seeds, pips, pulp, what have you The warm weather … Continue reading

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quality seafood | king harbor, redondo beach

While in Redondo, I got an uni craving, so I headed to Quality Seafood in King Harbor But they ran out of uni!  Wah?!?!?!?  What to do, what to do?? I perused the fresh fish market to find something to … Continue reading

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pancakes & sunshine | manhattan beach

 Sunday breakfast at Uncle Bill’s in Manhattan Beach I got pumpkin spice pancakes! It was a bright, sunny day so we strolled over to the Fair  Masochists Winner Hit it Funnel cake production line I want a Mini Woody Hey, … Continue reading

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fig & plum clafoutis

My first clafouti. Not the prettiest, but super tasty!  Made with figs from my parents’ fig tree and emerald plums from the Korean market. Inspired by David Lebovitz’s plum & raspberry clafoutis recipe from The Sweet Life in Paris.

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