Thursday, July 31, 2014

DK's Donuts@Santa Monica ★★★

Cronuts in LA. Simply delicious. The donut shop is 24/7 and has plenty of cronuts, which means that they will never run out. You can fix your Cronut cravings anytime now. Dessert anytime. No line too.

Nutella Strawberry Cronut $3.95

Don't worry - Cronut is carefully placed in a sturdy togo box.

DK's Donuts
1614 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-2512

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cheng Can Cook: Salmon Bowl ★★★

Easy Home "Cooking". No actual cooking required. Not even chopping. Simply delicious.

Seasoned Salmon Flakes

Shredded Seaweed
Ikura (Salmon Roe)
Shiso Leaf
Seasoned Salmon Flakes (can be bought at Japanese supermarkets)
Japanese Sushi Rice

Cooking instructions:
In a serving rice bowl, Sprinkle Shredded Salmon on a bed of rice. Add Shiso Leaf with Salmon Roe on top and Seaweed on the side. Enjoy.

P.S. No Soy Sauce needed, since the Canned Salmon is salty itself already.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cheng Can Cook: A Million Dollar Appetizer ★★★

Heavenly Sushi Appetizer. Envisioned making this for a while. Finally made it and loved it.

Ingredients: (from top to bottom)
Spring Onions for Garnish
Ikura (Salmon Roe)
Uni (Sea Urchin)
Aka Ebi (Red Sweet Shrimp)
Hand Grated Otoro (Premium Fatty Tuna)
Japanese Sushi Rice
A Slice of Lemon
Sesame Leaf

Stack the ingredients from bottom to top skillfully, then you will have this. It's worth the work and craftsmanship to enjoy.

P.S. The Uni is actually very slippery and hard to work with.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Quality Seafood@Redondo Beach ★★★

Fresh Live Seafood. My goto place for fresh Uni. Its spines were still moving. Usually sold out later in the day on Sundays. BTW, Cherrystone Clams are the new Oysters (at least for me). Blue Crab is inexpensive - nice, sweet, and small. You can borrow a wooden hammer from the counter to crack open the crab with a $3 refundable deposit.

Live Uni about $35

Live Cherrystone Clams $3


Tua Tua Clams $3@, Cherrystone Oysters $3@, Fanny Bay Oysters $3.05@, Kushi Oysters $3.65@

Lobster about $45, Blue Crab about $4

Sapporo Beer $6

Fish & Chips $15

Busy Table

The guy let me feel the live Uni with my bare hand...

My poked bare hand after holding the Uni...

Quality Seafood
130 S International Boardwalk
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 372-6408

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Nha Trang@Alhambra ★★★

Limited Items on the Menu. It usually means they are very focused and good at their specialty. Clean Vietnamese restaurant and tasty noodles. Fast service. 2 hours parking in rear.

4. Bun Bo Xao $6.50
stir-fried beef in lemongrass over rice vermicelli

2. Bun Rieu $6.50
crabmeat, tomato soup with rice vermicelli

Nha Trang
417 W Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 588-2833