Monday, October 31, 2011

Cheng Can Cook: Eggplant & Oden Somen ★★★

Simple Home Dishes: Spicy Miso Eggplant & Oden Somen. I made the Spicy Miso Eggplant with Miso, Garlic, Ginger, and Scallions. Tastes super. For the Oden Somen, I got the Oden on sale from Korean supermarket for $3.99, and I cooked it with colored Somen from Japanese supermarket. Simple and easy.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Santino's@Santa Monica ★★

Their Tapas and Sangria are Great. Sometimes they have live music performances.

Gambas al Ajillo $8.50
shrimp, garlic, paprika, white wine

Patagonia Lamb Ragu $8.50
red wine stewed lamb, red bliss potatoes

Fried Calamari $9
fresh squid grilled w/ olive oil, lemon, spices

Garlic Fries $3.50

Sangria (pitcher) $22

3021 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 452-7898

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Haru Ulala@Little Tokyo ★★★

One of My Favorite Izakaya Places.

Tsukune $2.75

Fried Oysters $4.75

Lotus Tempura $5.50

Okra $2.75

Salmon Skin Salad $5.50

Spider Roll $10.50

Yellowtail Collar (small) $8.50

Eggplant $3.75

Chicken Wings $3

Beer $3

Izakaya Haru Ulala
368 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90189
(213) 620-0977

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Maison Akira@Pasadena ★★★

High-End French Japanese Restaurant. I love their Scallops.

Grilled Duck Foie Gras in a Port Wine Truffle Sauce with Daikon Pot au Feu and Roasted Pear $16

Complimentary Appetizer

Sautéed Canadian Scallops with King Oyster Mushroom Sympatic in a Lobster Jus $29

Miso Marinated Grilled Chilean Sea Bass with Grilled Ratatouille & Quinoa in a Honey Lemon Jus $35

Complimentary Chocolate Truffle Dessert

Maison Akira
713 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 796-9501

d'odici@Pasadena ★★★

d'odici is Having New Cheesecakes. Delicious.

Raspberry Cheesecake

d'odici desserts
766 E Colorado Blvd
Ste 103
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 584-6924

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Honey Badger Cafe@Alhambra

Nice Cafe@Alhambra. Free wi-fi. Crowded in the weekends.

Green Tea Soy Latte w/ Whipped Cream, w/ Strawberries Toppings $3
made with japanese matcha green tea powder & silk soy milk

Honey Badger Cafe
11 W Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801
(213) 394-6639

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Je Boo Do (제부도)@Koreatown ★★★

Korean Seafood BBQ for $89.99. It's good for 5 people. Arrive early to avoid the long line.

BBQ Scallops

BBQ Abalone

BBQ Mussels

BBQ Oyster

Seafood Sashimi Salad

Seafood Korean BBQ Combination C $89.99

DIY BBQ Oysters


474 N Western Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 467-2900

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Chego@Palms ★★★

Quality Korean Fast Food. They let you bring your own beer.

Tiny's Prime Rib Rice Plate $10
w/ fried egg, water spinach, chiense brocoli creamed horseradish, roasted garlic paste, shallots

Sour Cream Hen House $9
grilled, w/ fried egg, chinese brocoli, sour cream sambal, thai basil, sesame, red  jalapeño

Ooey Gooey Fries $6
fries, sour cream sambal, melting monterey jack and cheddar cheese, cotija, chillies, cilantro, pickled garlic

3PM Meatballs $4
korean-fried, shaved green onions, sesame, polenta patty

Chubby Pork Belly $9
kochujang-lacquered kurobuta, w/fried egg, pickled radishes, water spinach, chinese broccoli, cotija, peanuts

3300 Overland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 287-0337

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cheng Can Cook: Scallop Sushi ★★★

Spicy Scallop Roll is My Favorite. I make my own with Spicy Scallop, Avocado, Cucumber, and Scallions, Wrapped with Soy Paper.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Marché Moderne@Costa Mesa ★★★

3-Course French Lunch Special for $25. Fantastic food. Reservation required.

First Course
haricot beurre, boston lettuce, toasted hazelnuts, mozzarella, shallots, onions, walnut vinaigrette

Duck Tenderloin
asparagus risotto, banyuls vinegar jus, julienne endive

Brown Butter Roasted Whitefish
béarnaise mousseline, heirloom tomatoes, herb salad

Pumpkin Cake/ Cinnamon Chantilly
orange coulis

Marché Moderne
3333 Bristol St
Ste 3001
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 434-7900

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Misfit@Santa Monica ★★★

Love This Gastropub. I love the Yellow Tail Crudo, Burger, and White Sangria.

Crudo $13
hamachi, pink grapefruit, avocado, serrano peppers, ponzu sauce

Crispy Lobster Club Sliders $16
"savannah style," pancetta, beirloom tomato, spicy russian dipping sauce

Green Chili Burger $13
paso prime grass fed, oregon cheddar, spicy russian, onion

Sangria Pitcher $21

The Misfit Restaurant + Bar
225 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Blue Stove@Santa Monica ★★★

3-Course dineLA Dinner for $26. Good deal for tapas.

Lemon Scented Risotto with Seared Scallops & French Beans
lemon scented risotto, parmesan cheese, seared french beans, seared scallops

Chocolate Banana Crème Brulee


Lump Crab Cakes with Remoulade
jumbo lump crab cakes, frisee lettuce, quince vinaigrette, remoulade sauce, lemon wedge

Butterscotch Pot de Creme
butterscotch custard, fine sea salt

Local Cheese Plate with Quince Jam & Natural Honeycomb
chef's choice of two cheeses, quince jam, natural honeycomb, rosemary leaves, port wine reduction

Blue Stove
222 Broadway St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 752-4110