Monday, April 7, 2014

25 Degrees@Hollywood ★★

Nice Burger. Great selection of draft beer. Opens 24 hours. Can do 1/2 Sweet Potato Fries (my fav) with 1/2 French Fries with no extra charge. The fries portion are so generous that they come with a togo box. Make sure that you take them home. #1 Burger is good but not outstanding. I would try other Burgers next time. Oh, FYI the Ranch Sauce costs a dollar.

#1 Burger $13
caramelized onion, crescenza, prelibato gorgonzola, bacon, arugula, thousand island

French Fries & Sweet Potato Fries Combo $5

Cross-Section of #1 Burger
caramelized onion, crescenza, prelibato gorgonzola, bacon, arugula, thousand island

Beer Taps

Bar

Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale $8

Interesting Beer Taps

25 Degrees
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 785-7244
25degreesrestaurant.com

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Jiro Sukiyabashi@Tokyo ★★★

Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Sushi of a Lifetime to Die for... 2 Michelin Stars by the son of Jiro. Each piece carefully hand-crafted with every attention to detail possible with the freshest fish from the seafood market. Speechless.



Abalone

Flounder

Mountain Shrimp with Egg



Hirame

Ika (Squid)

Needle Fish

Hotate (Scallop)

Maguro (No Fat Tuna)

Chutoro (Medium Fat Tuna)

Japanese Sardine


Mirugai (Giant Clam)

Aji (Horse Mackerel, a kind of Jack Mackerel)

Ikura (Salmon Roe)


Warm Ebi (Warm Shrimp)



Uni (Sea Urchin)



Anago (Sea Eel)


Toro (Grated Tuna)

Dip Soy Sauce on Sushi with Ginger only

Additional Items Available

Additional Items Available

Hotate (Scallops)

Soft Cake
with egg, yamaimo, mirin, etc.

Picture with Jiro's son, Takashi Ono

Special Toothpicks





Interesting Architecture around the Complex

View of Tokyo Tower from Complex

Walking Distance from the Roppongi Spider Art Installation

Jiro Sukiyabashi すきやばし次郎
6-12-2 Roppongi | Roppongi Hills Keyakizaka-dori 3F, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
東京都港区六本木6-10-1 六本木ヒルズ けやき坂通り 3F
+81 3-5413-6626
www.sushi-jiro.jp

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Yardbird@Hong Kong ★★★

Great Japanese Fusion Tapas. English-speaking restaurant in Hong Kong. Unique dishes you can't get from other restaurants. Sweet Corn Tempura and Meatball Yakitori were my favorite. No reservations. Come early.

Sweet Corn Tempura $85
salt, tempura

Meatball $42
tare, egg yolk

Wings Yakitori $38
sea salt, shichimi

Eggplant Salad $95
pickled garlic,  tosazu

Neck Yakitori $38
yuzu kosho, pepper

Pork Belly Yakitori $42
ponzu

Liver Yakitori $38
sansho, tare

Razor Clam $70
shichimi

Brussel Sprouts $85
black garlic, crispy garlic

Asparagus $95
onsen egg, nori

Asparagus (inside) $95
onsen egg, nori

KFC - Korean Fried Cauliflower $85
yuzu, chili

Complimentary Shichimi Souvenir from the House

Hitachino Nest Pale Ale $58

Yardbird
33-35 Bridges Street SOHO, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
上環蘇豪必列者士街33-35
+852 2547 9273