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ganjang gaejang | soban, los angeles

Lila was in town last weekend, visiting from SF, so I took her to Soban for some of the best ganjang gaejang (soy-marinated raw blue crab) in town.  I love this place but, man, the no-alcohol policy sucks big time.  This, … Continue reading

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#19 | langers, westlake, LA

Lunch today with Shiri at Langer’s.  I love this place.  #19 (hot pastrami) for me, #88 (corned beef) for Shiri, with cabbage soup and potato pancakes on the side.  After we ate, we both passed out in the booth and … Continue reading

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gastropub | the parish, dtwn LA

Deviled eggs Wood-grilled bone marrow with celery salad Poutine of fried oysters Mojama (salt-cured tuna) with truffled fingerling potatoes & fried duck egg Haricot verts with grilled peaches, garam masala & burrata Grilled corn with honeycomb butter Fried chicken with … Continue reading

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afternoon tea | peninsula hotel

Major QT with Mom this week, ladies of leisure style. Afternoon tea at the Peninsula Hotel, then seedling shopping at Sunset Nursery, followed by hours spent unwinding at Wi Spa, a mineral sauna and jjimjilbang (Korean spa) in Ktown. So … Continue reading

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diver scallops | craft

Diver scallops with piccolo basil & Meyer lemon Graduation dinner with the fam at Craft.  The entire tasting menu was delightful from start to finish, but I’d say the first course was my favorite of the night, the diver scallops. … Continue reading

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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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sunday fried chicken dinner | farmshop

Roasted butternut squash hummus Herbed pearl barley w/broccoli di ciccio,
 pistachios & meyer lemon Baby carrots roasted with green garlic, capers & hot pepper Fried chicken!! Drumstick  Orange & cinnamon panna cotta olive oil cake & Gloria’s strawberries Finally got around … Continue reading

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two seconds of pastry fame

Look, Ma!  My two seconds of pastry fame!  You can catch a flash of me in this Eye on LA segment, rolling up some buckwheat pinwheel scones.  (I told you about my pastry apprenticeship, right??)  Watch me in action here, … Continue reading

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seared trout | fundamental LA, westwood

Saturday is a school day, and today, I had just enough time to leave campus to grab lunch at sandwich shop, Fundamental LA, in Westwood (on Westwood).  When I got there, it was a really tough choice at the counter… … Continue reading

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