Category Archives: friedays

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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baja fish tacos | ricky’s, hollywood

 Today’s lunch: Ensenada-style fish tacos + watermelon agua fresca.  So good!!

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breakfast for lunch | m street kitchen, santa monica

Today’s lunch: maple-glazed bacon & apple-cinnamon french toast!

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ooh, come to (u)mami | umami burger, santa monica

Laura’s in town from Maui!  Time for lunch with the ol’ lunch crew (Laura, Jana, Amy and me).  This afternoon, we met up at Umami Burger to get our fifth taste fix on.  We ordered burgers, salads, sweet potato fries, … Continue reading

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bojangles’ famous chicken n’ biscuits | raleigh, nc

Holy mother of blistering biscuits, it’s sweltering hot in the South!!  It was a balmy 93 degrees when I touched down today in Raleigh, NC… at 9pm!  Hot, weary and hungry, I needed a fast food fix, so I found … Continue reading

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izakaya | honda ya, little tokyo

 Yakitori man Yakitori meatballs Blue crab hand roll in soy paper Seaweed salad Yamaimo fukahire bainiku (Fresh mountain yam with plum & sharkfin sauce) Chawan mushi (steamed egg custard with mushrooms) Such vivid pickles & wasabi Ume-shiso tempura (deep-fried red … Continue reading

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friedays: westminster, ca

Fried rice @ Paracel, Westminster, CA Fried sesame balls @ Banh Mi Che Cali, Westminster, CA

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