Category Archives: mmmashisoyo

cherry cakes | independence day

I love cherries, and the ones at the Farmers’ Market have been plump and flavorful, so for Independence Day, I decided to make independent (aka mini) glazed cherry bundt cakes.  First, I pitted some fresh cherries using a piping tip … Continue reading

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garlic knot | milo and olive

Behold, the garlic knot from Milo and Olive, a wood-fired sachet of dough from which clove after clove of garlic comes tumbling out into a olive oil oasis.  Mmm…

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8 ways on the 8th day | palsaik, ktown

8 marinades Palsaik soup Pal = 8.  Saik = colors.  8 marinades of samgyupsal (aka pork belly) on the 8th day of May.  8, my lucky number.  My recent birthday dinner with friends at Palsaik in Ktown, with plenty of … Continue reading

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southern italian | sotto

“No Mames Guey” with Single Village mezcal, lime, friarelli pepper, amaro rhubarbaro, sangria soda, egg whites Fresh squeezed juices for cocktails Mixed greens, shaved beets, wheatberries, lemon vinaigrette, Fiore Sardo Grilled pork meatballs, snap peas, pecorino, bitter greens Tomato-braised octopus ai … Continue reading

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sweet potato pretzel | coffee tomo

Christina was right.  The sweet potato pretzels at Coffee Tomo in Little Osaka are hot n’ fresh!  A super plush, horseshoe-shaped pretzel, stuffed with molten mozzarella and a subtle sweet potato puree.  Oh, hello!  New snack attack!!  I gotta go back … Continue reading

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spam musubi

Post-LACMA food truck find: spam musubi.  Yessss!

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kal gook soo | ma dang gook soo

Friday’s lunch at Ma Dang Gook Soo on Western: Chewy, slurpilicious, hand-made knife-cut noodles in a simple chicken broth.  Korean comfort food at it’s best.  I love this stuff!

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croissant with preserves

Croissant from Milo and Olive with Farmer’s Market blood orange marmalade

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bossam | kobawoo

Yay, Taeryn’s in town!  That means it’s time to feast!  Last night, Mia, Pands, Shane,  and I met up with Taeryn at Kobawoo in Ktown for some bossam (boiled pork belly cabbage wraps).  We ordered the “Wang Bossam” (translation: “King Bossam”) … Continue reading

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burrata pizza | milo and olive

Milo and Olive’s burrata pizza with prosciutto, tomato, arugula, olive oil, sea salt I went to Milo & Olive in Santa Monica for lunch today and, ooh, I just loved it.  Thank you, Zoe Nathan, for finally bringing some excellent wood-fired pizza crust … Continue reading

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