Monday, February 28, 2022

Corridor 109 Pop-Up@Koreatown ★★★

Fantastic Modern Asian Tasting Menu Pop-up Experience. Reminds me of 3-Michellin-Star The Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare in New York, where Chef Brian Baik worked at. Very hard to book - need to book at ticket release on Tock. We were able to book because a waitlist just opened up. Amazing fresh seafood with a modern twist. We bought our own bottle of Riesling, and the restaurant complimented on our wine choice. It went very well with all the flavorful dishes. $195 per person (2022 pricing). Corkage fee is $30. Totally worth it. Old pop-up location was in Koreatown. New location in Chinatown.

Spot Prawn & Caviar Tartlet
ebi miso, vidalia onions, wasabi, citrus

Jeju Island Fluke with Murasaki Uni
citrus soy gelee, myoga ginger, shiso oil

Hokkaido Iwashi Toast
homemade milk bread, pickled red peppers, aioli

Hokkaido Scallop
spinach clam sauce, parsley oil, pea tendrils

Yamaguchi Red Tile Fish
tile fish broth, pare seaweed, Tokyo turnips

Hokkaido Saba With Pesto
spaghetti, pickled white kelp, grated ginger

blue crab bouillabaisse

Abalone before Plating

Megai Abalone Risotto
koshihikari rice, preserved black truffle, gamtae seaweed

Brought our own bottle of Riesling

Yuzu Sorbet
yuzu zest

Chef Brian Baik

Entrance by the backdoor on the side

Corridor 109
New Location:
727 N Broadway
Unit 207
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Old Location:
698 S Vermont Ave #109
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 389-7300

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Wedding Menu Tasting@Disneyland Resort ★★★

Disneyland Wedding Menu Tasting with Wine Pairing. Disney's Fairytale Showcase is back after the pandemic. Decent food. The Ice Glass Slipper with Champagne Sorbet had the finest presentation ever. It is individually hand-cut with a saw. Soup was served French style, meaning they pour the soup in front of you. The salad was very refreshing. The Mac Murray Ranch Pinot Noir was light and nice. Fess Parker Riesling has always been great and more affordable. The Disney Fairy Tale Team was amazing and wonderful to work with.

Ice Glass Slipper with Champagne Sorbet

Roasted Cauliflower Soup
garnish with curry croutons

Citrus Salad with Mache & Frisée Bouquet
pomelo, poppy seed vinaigrette
Paired with Century Cellars Chardonnay

American Wagyu New York Strip
morel mushroom ragout, truffle jus

Roasted Sturgeon with Scallop Mousse, Beurre Blanc

watercress purée, rainbow carrot curls, kohlrabi, pea sprouts
Paired with Mac Murray Ranch Pinot Noir

Dark Chocolate Crunch Cake with Cherry Crème Brûlée Center and Cherry Compote
Strawberry Champagne Flight

Strawberry Champagne Flight Details

Fess Parker Riesling and Mac Murray Ranch Pinot Noir

Character Photo

Wide Range of Hor d'Oeuvres Options

Shrimp & Grits


Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Sushi Nikkei@Long Beach ★★

Cool New Peruvian Japanese Restaurant. Innovative fusion with great taste. The sauce, seasoning, and toppings differentiate itself to traditional Japanese cuisine. Friendly and fast service. Got to meet the owner Eduardo Chang Ogata from Peru. Corkage fee is $20.

Octopus Fire $19
parrillera sauce, lemon sauce, chalaquita

Grilled Scallops $14
peruvian scallops, butter, quinoa pop, garlic limo

Peruvian Cebiche $25
catch of the day, tiger milk, aji amarillo, chicharron squid

Crispy Tartar $17
crispy shrimp, avocado topped with tartar fish, wonton, spicy mayo, sweet sauce

Acebichado $17
crispy shrimp, avocado topped with tuna, acebichado sauce, togarashi, green onion

Hakkaisan Junmai 300 mL $27

Hakkaisan Junmai 300 mL $27
The owner, Eduardo Chang Ogata

Sushi Nikkei
3819 Atlantic Ave Long Beach, CA 90807
(562) 283-3042

Monday, February 21, 2022

Cheng Can Cook: Japanese Thinly Sliced Grilled Beef Recipe ★★★

Tested Japanese Thinly Sliced Grilled Beef Recipe. Missing this dish I had in my childhood from Unkai Teppanyaki at Sheraton Hotel in Hong Kong. Tried to recreate it from memory. It came out great, just as I remembered.

Thin Beef Slices
Garlic - Thinly Sliced
Bean Sprouts – A Handful
Garlic Chives (Chinese Chives) - A Few Bunches, Sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
Soy Sauce (optional)
Ponzu (Chopped Green Onions and Grated Radish optional)

1. Grease grill with a rubber brush and cook sliced garlic. Brush garlic with oil. Grill until garlic became garlic chips and set aside.
2. Grill garlic and garlic chives together. Brush will oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add a drizzle of soy sauce (optional). Set aside when cooked.
3. Grill beef slices. Brush with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Plate flat when cooked. Wrap with bean sprouts and garlic chives and garlic chips.
4. Serve with ponzu sauce and enjoy.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Ducks Restaurant@San Gabriel ★★★

Best Katsudon in Town. Long-time in the neighborhood. Their Katsudon was featured in publications. Can ask for the dinner menu and order dinner combo during lunch. Serves alcohol.

Katsudon Lunch with Tempura Bowl

Katsudon Lunch with Tempura Bowl

Pork Cutlet Curry

1381 E Las Tunas Dr
Ste 1
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 287-8743