Saturday, March 14, 2015

Chaya@Downtown LA ★★★

Exciting Uni Fare@Chaya. A la carte uni menu for a limited time March 10 - March 31. Live Uni Sashimi was the best must-try item from the menu. Tasting it with Dashi Jelly instead of soy sauce brought it to another level of enjoyment.

Live Uni Sashimi with Dashi Jelly $22

Poached Organic Egg "Onsen Tamago" $10
santa barbara sea urchin, scallion, shiso, wasabi, dashi broth

Homemade Uni Tofu with Wasabi Soy $12

Live Uni Sashimi with Dashi Jelly $22

Uni & Snow Crab Cake with Mitsuba Leaf $18

Uni & Abalone Akitakomachi Risotto $28

Chef's Bento Box $44
baked hama hama oyster, field of greens salad, sea bream sashimi, nigiri of tuna, spanish mackerel, albacore, grilled scottish salmon, grilled prime hanger steak

Baked Hama Hama Oyster from Chef's Bento Box
garlic butter

Grilled Prime Hanger Steak from Chef's Bento Box
roasted potatoes, baby carrots, three peppercorn sauce

Nigiri of Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Albacore from Chef's Bento Box

Farmer's Market Cocktail $13

Chaya Downtown
525 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 236-9577
thechaya.com

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Pho 45@Garden Grove ★★★

Best Pho in Town. Fine noodles and great soup base. Famous for their Filet Mignon Pho. Great place for late-night dinner after Disneyland.

#2 Pho Tai Filet Mignon - Filet Mignon Rare Steak $6.25 (small)

#13 Pho Ga - Chicken Pho $6.25

Gio Coun - Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce $3.50

Pho 45
9240 Garden Grove Blvd
Ste 19
Garden Grove, CA 92844
(714) 537-9000

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Wildcraft@Culver City ★★★

Bottomless Mimosa for $15. Generous portion of champagne in the Mimosa. Great food. They used an Italian called Bagna Couda, tasted so good like shrimp paste. Truffle Pizza was great. Used half off Travelzoo voucher.

Bottomless Mimosa $15

Grilled Romaine, Baby Turnips, Carrots, Pickled Radish, Bagna Couda, Poached Egg $12

Truffle, Mushroom, Fontina, Taleggio, Fried Sage Pizza $18

Carbonara, Pork Belly, Bacon, Pancetta, Soft Egg, Mozzarella, Provolone, Black Pepper Pizza $20

Making Bottomless Mimosa with Generous Portion of Champagne

Wildcraft
9725 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 815-8100
www.wildcraftcc.com

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Black Hogg@Silver Lake ★★★

dineLA time. Everything was exceptional. Seasoning was done just right. Uni Toast for Amuse Bouche was awesome. Love the Bone Marrow with Sweet Corn. Definitely Milk and Honey Panna Cotta for dessert. dineLA is $40 per person.

Amuse Bouche - Uni Toast

Roast Brussels Sprout Hash
twice-cooked baby brussels, fingerling potatoes, bacon vinaigrette, poached egg

Pork Belly Tacos
slow roasted heritage pork belly, fuji apple slaw, jalapeño relish

53rd and 6th Lamb and Rice
slow-cooked lamb belly, basamati rice, harissa slaw, garlic cream

Bone Marrow Street Corn
grilled sweet corn, shimeji mushrooms, cotija cheese, chile piquing, roast marrow bone

Milk and Honey
pure milk panna cotta, raspberries, honeycomb crumble

Five Leches Bread Pudding
brioche, brown butter apples, toasted pecans, melty vanilla ice cream

Champagne Cocktail $9
sparkling wine, sugar, aromatic bitters, lemon
(tried-and-true classic cocktail)

Black Hogg
2852 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 953-2820
blackhogg.com

Connie & Ted's@West Hollywood ★★★

Great Deal for dineLA. $25 for 3-course-lunch. 1/2 dozen Oysters included in dineLA. Fried Oyster Sandwich was very delicious. Have fresh live Uni from Santa Barbara (not included in dineLA, of course). Love the Grapefruit Cocktail.

Live Sea Urchin from Santa Barbara $18

Live Sea Urchin from Santa Barbara $18

Toast for Uni

Toast with Uni

Jo's Wicked Good Chowda' Sampler
New England, Manhattan, and Rhode Island Clear (made with salt pork)

1/2 Dozen Chef's Choice Oysters – Satori, B.C.
fresh horseradish & mignonette

1/2 Dozen Chef's Choice Oysters – Satori, B.C.
fresh horseradish & mignonette

Grapefruit Cocktail + Vodka $12
grapefruit, lemon, house-made ginger syrup, orange bitters

Fried Oyster Sandwich with Cole Slaw
cole slaw, spicy mayo
Fried Oyster Sandwich with Cole Slaw
cole slaw, spicy mayo

Clam Strip Roll
girdled split top bun, tartar sauce

Coconut Ice Sorbet

Blood Orange Sorbet

Mango Sorbet

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Connie & Ted’s
8171 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848-2722
connieandteds.com

Friday, January 2, 2015

Addiction Aquatic Development@Taiwan ★★★

Reasonably Priced Seafood in Taipei, Taiwan. Freshness and all. Seafood Platter was awesome. Live Lobster Sashimi was a bomb. You can also make the Lobster head into Miso Soup after you finish the Sashimi. Very crowded. They have different areas for different types of food inside the market: raw bar, sushi bar, and hot pot. 1-2 hours wait for the standing sushi bar. You can just take a ticket and eat in another area while you wait for the sushi bar. It's all worth it. They don't provide water. Please bring yourself a bottle of water.

Canadian Sea Urchin $150 NTD ($4.70 USD)

Uni Sushi $70 NTD ($2.20 USD), Seared Beef Sushi $50 NTD ($1.60 USD), Fatty Toro Sushi $190 NTD ($6 USD), Sweet Shrimp Sushi $100 NTD ($3.20 USD)

Assorted Seafood Plate $1280 NTD ($40 USD)

Fresh Seafood Display

Sashimi Salad
comes with Assorted Seafood Plate

0.36 kg Hokkaido Hair Crab $720 NTD ($22.50 USD)

Spot Prawn $200 NTD ($6.25 USD)

Seafood Porridge $200 NTD ($6.25 USD)

Sea Urchin with Yamaimo $150 NTD ($4.70 USD)

Live Lobster Sashimi $720 NTD ($22.50 USD)

Made Live Lobster Head into Soup

Standing Sushi Bar

Crowded Market

Front Door

Addiction Aquatic Development 上人水產
No.18, Aly. 2, Ln. 410, Minzu E. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan
886-2-2508-1268
http://addiction.com.tw