Saturday, March 25, 2023

Sophy's Cambodian@Long Beach ★★★

Best Cambodia Khmer Comfort Food. Authentic flavor. Having been to Cambodia with church for mission trips 5 times, the flavor was just as I remember. Phnom Penh Noodles was amazing. March 19-26, 2023 Cambodian Restaurant Week Special  $40 dinner for two: Salmon Ceviche with Crispy Skin Salad, Amok Curry Fish, Cambodia Veggies Prahok Ktiss (fermented fish with pork and coconut Ktiss with Chinese Eggplant & String Beans), and complimentary dessert in Banana Leaf. Great deal. Nice people. Restaurant can be a bit cleaner. Free parking in lot.

Phnom Penh Noodles $12.95

Salmon Ceviche with Crispy Skin Salad

Amok Curry Fish

White Rice (usually $2)

Cambodia Veggies Prahok Ktiss
fermented fish with pork and coconut ktiss with chinese eggplant & string beans

Dessert in Banana Leaf

Dessert in Banana Leaf

Sophy's: Cambodia Town Food & Music
3240 E Pacific Coast Hwy,
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 494-1763

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Eigikutei 栄菊亭@Little Tokyo ★★★

Great Kaiseki Meal, Great Company. Grand opening day. Like Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (深夜食堂) in real life. Everyone at the sushi bar became friends after the 3-hour course meal. Courses are Yawaragi $130, Irodori $160, and Mai $190 per person. Food similar to Wadatsumi Beverly Hills [closed]. Chill vibe simiar to Yamakase. Green tea and Matcha tea are free. Limited metered street parking.

Golden Eye Snapper, Snapper, Ocean Trout

Soup with Yuzu

Marinated Aji (Spanish Mackerel Roll) with Kombu


Grilled Cod Fish

Shabu Shabu (personal pot)

Shabu Shabu (personal pot)


Chutoro (Medium Fatty Tuna)

Shima Aji

Kinmedai (Golden Eye Snapper)

Masu (Ocean Trout)

Cute To-Go Bag

Tai (Seabream)

Saba with Kombu

Bafun Uni from Hokkaido

Bafun Uni from Hokkaido

Anago (Nagoya style)

Special Tamago with Red Wine Sauce

Rice Warmer


Custom cake we got from Unplug Patisserie and shared with everyone at the sushi bar

Hojicha Panna Cotta

Head Chef Minoru Tanahara

Tomoko-san and our sushi chef Okimi-san

Made new foodie friends at the bar! What a fun group! Thank you for celebrating birthday with us!

314 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 459-8002

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

sawa x Heiwa Muryozan & KID@Little Tokyo ★★★

Now we are talking (literally). Mind blown. Superb quality. Just our 3rd time here, but we are starting to be regulars and experiencing exceptional service. Totally chill & fun. So thrilled to have the rare opportunity to have both fantastic sushi chefs Ryo-san and Anthony-san present. You get the best of both worlds. You can order extra if you really need to. Special collaboration event presented by Shota-san from Fifth Taste with Heiwa Muryozan & KID champion sake pairing. I like 無量山 Muryozan Junmai Ginjo and Junmai Ginjo Shiboritate. You can't go wrong with Muryozan. Shiboritate was just received 2 days ago. It's unpasteurized and fruity. Natalia the bartender is amazing. I always let her choose the cocktails for me. After this night, we are ok with replacing our beloved favorite Wadatsumi with sawa. sawa might potentially surpass Wadatsumi's special place in our hearts soon.

Ryo-san, Natalia, Anthony-san, Shota-san (Fifth Taste)

Heiwa "KID" Daiginjo

Heiwa "KID" Daiginjo

Sake Sommelier Shota-san from Fifth Taste

Heiwa "Muryozan" Junmai Ginjo $150

Washington Pacific Oyster Chawanmushi
egg custard, dashi sauce

Heiwa "KID" Junmai Daiginjo Sparkling Nama Nigori

Heiwa "KID" Junmai Daiginjo Sparkling Nama Nigori

Ground Shrimp with Shiitake Tempura from Kaneyoshi

Ground Shrimp with Shiitake Tempura from Kaneyoshi
paired with Sparkling Nama Nigori

Heiwa "KID" Junmai Ginjo Shiboritate

Heiwa "KID" Junmai Ginjo Shiboritate

Smoked Bonito Topped with Special Ponzu Sauce, Sweet Onion
paired with Shiboritate

Tai (Seabream)
tossed with sesame, peanut sauce, salted cucumber

Heiwa "Hon KID" Junmai Ginjo

Tai (Red Snapper) Fermented with Plum and Radish
paired with "Hon KID" Junmai Ginjo

Aji (Horse or Spanish Mackarel)
with housemade soy sauce

Shima Aji
with yuzu kosho

Heiwa KID Omachi

Masu (Ocean Trout)
with chopped shallots

Kanpachi (Greater Amberjack)

Heiwa Sake Rice Sample

Ika (chopped) from Toyosu

Heiwa "Muryozan 30" Junmai Daiginjo $1050

Heiwa "Muryozan 30" Junmai Daiginjo $1050

You see the glow in Shota-san's eyes

Heiwa "Muryozan 30" Junmai Daiginjo $1050

Akami Zuke (Maguro)
vinaigrette sugar

Heiwa "Muryozan 30" Junmai Daiginjo $1050

Heiwa "Muryozan 30" Junmai Daiginjo $1050

Marinated Chutoro (Medium Fatty Tuna)

Otoro (Fatty Blue Fin Tuna)
with mint jalapeño

Heiwa “KID” Junmai Daiginjo

Heiwa Tsuru-Ume Suppai, Heiwa Tsuru-Ume Natsu Mikan, Heiwa Tsuru Ume Yuzu

with chirizu special ponzu sauce with garlic

Uni from Santa Barbara
with truffle salt

Uni from Santa Barbara
with truffle salt

Suntory Toki

Ika (Squid) Uni
with sea salt

Ika (Squid) Uni
with sea salt

Yuzu Shiso Martini (with Gold Leaf)

Plum Old Fashion

Plum Old Fashion, Summer Orange Spritz, Yuzu Shiso Martini (with Gold Leaf)

Gindara (Sablefish)



Toro with Takuan (Japanese Yellow Pickled Radish) Handroll

Somen with Shrimp & Fish Broth


Natalia – the amazing bartender

Ryo-san & Anthony-san – the ultimate duo. They are so fun.

Shota-san – the sake evangelist from Fifth Taste

111 San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 381-5858