Friday, April 12, 2024

Onigiri Gorichan@Osaka Umeda ★★★

Mind-Blowing Rice Ball. Best rice ball ever. Highly recommend the ones with marinated egg. It’s heaven. 400-1,000 yen each. Walk-in available. [Developing Story]

おにぎりごりちゃん Onigiri Gorichan
〒530-0016 Osaka, Kita Ward, Nakazaki,
1 Chome−5−20 TKビル 1階

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Cuisine Cuisine@Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong ★★★

Fine Chinese Cuisine. 7-Course Set Lunch w/ Dim Sum at hotel. Wide range of variety of dishes featured. Michelin Guide. Vegetarian menu available. HKD $438 per person. Plus $30 tea charge per person and 10% service charge.

Steamed Shrimp Dumpling w/ Gold Leaf, Steamed Pork Dumpling w/ Conpoy & Shrimp, Steamed Wild Mushroom & Black Truffle Dumplings

Honey-Glazed Barbecued Pork, Steamed Bean Curd Sheet Rolls w/ Carrot, Celery, Yam, & Chinese Mushroom

Double Boiled Chinese Mushroom Soup w/ Bamboo Pith & Vegetables

Sautéed Prawns w/ Chives, Dried Sole, Mushroom

Poached Seasonal Vegetables w/ Conpoy & Garlic

Braised Rice Noodle w/ Diced Chicken & Seasonal Vegetables

Sweetened Almond Cream, Egg White w/ Sesame Dumpling
Almond Cookie

The Mira Hong Kong
3/F, 118-130 Nathan Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
2315 5222

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Kaiseki Motoishi Soba Lunch@Beverly Hills ★★★

Soba Lunch Pop-up on Sundays. Amazing fresh handmade soba. Kazu-san cooking with owner Yamato-san (owner of Sushi Yamamoto, Sushi Kisen, Tonchinkan, etc.). Yamato-san is very friendly & hospitable. Enjoyable cozy & intimate environment. Friendly server Mino-san from Sushi Kisen. $85 per person. Corkage $50 per 750mL. Complimentary filtered water available. 2 hours free self-parking at lot. Soba Lunch Pop-ups on Sundays at Sushi Yamamoto. DM @kaiseki.motoishi to book.

Ohmine 2 Grain from Fifth Taste

Japanese Sea Bream & Asparagus Rice Pot

Japanese Sea Bream & Asparagus Rice w/ Ikura

Japanese Sea Bream & Asparagus Rice w/ Ikura, Pickled Ginger

Kake Soba
Hot Soba Noodles in Dashi Soup w/ Tororo & Japanese Seaweed

Juyondai Extra


Fresh Handmade Soba

Tempura Zaru Soba
Cold Soba Noodles w/ Tempura

soba water mixed w/ soba soy sauce soup

Sakura Mochi – Happy Easter Edition
with painted Easter egg design decoration

Sakura Mochi


Amazing Kazu-san & Yamato-san


Sunday Soba Lunch pop-ups at Sushi Yamamoto
Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Gokumi@Santa Ana ★★★

Amazing Izakaya Restaurant in Santa Ana. Specializes in Yakitori, Ramen, and Fifth Taste Sake. Reasonable price. Great place to dine around Disneyland area. Love the free Edamame (can choose truffle oil) upon Yelp check-in, some vegetables and pairs well w/ sake. Green tea $2.50. Free limited parking in lot.

American Wagyu Tongue $7.50, Shitake Mushrooms $3, Ginkgo Nut $2.50, Pork Belly w/ Plum Shiso $4, Thigh w/ Onions $3.75

Edamame with Truffle Oil (Free w/ Yelp Check-In)

Abe Junmai Ginjo $85

Spicy Chicken Liver $7

Pork Belly w/ Plum Shiso $4, Brussels Sprouts w/ Pork $3.75, Shrimp $5.50, Zucchini $3, Skirt Steak $8.50, Chicken Skin $3.50

Grilled Oyster $4 each

Shrimp Ramen $17 (Corn add $0.75)

Grilled Scallop $3.50

2 Hutton Centre Dr, #203
Santa Ana, CA 92707​
(714) 617-4540

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Scardino's Italian Restaurant@Torrance ★

 Good Deal for Early Lunch Special. They call it the Early Supper Menu that serves from 11am - 4pm daily. $24.95 for 3 course that includes Soup or Salad w/ Garlic Bread, Entrée, Dessert, and a glass of wine. I had a glass of Chianti. For entrée, I ordered Pesto Fettuccine from dinner menu for extra charge and also added Scallops for extra charge. Love the Housemade Pesto Sauce. The Scallops were just ok. Chicken would probably be better.

Pesto Fettuccine (Scallop extra charge, Pesto extra charge)
house recipe pesto w/ fresh broccoli, pine nuts, & a touch of cream

Complimentary Toasted Garlic Bread

Mixed Green Salad

Homemade Tiramisu

Spumoni Ice Cream

Scardino's Italian Restaurant
4803 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 542-2222

Sunday, March 24, 2024

The Steak Library@Lomita ★★★

High-End Japanese Steakhouse by Tamaen. Specializes in steak. Great variety of amazing steak with different kinds of sauces to choose from. Bone Marrow was great. Their Cotton Candy A5 Wagyu is like a sweet version of Sukiyaki so it'd be great with a bowl of rice. Corkage $35. Reservations via OpenTable. Free parking in lot.

Bone-In Ribeye 22 oz $90, Garlic Sauce $3

Complimentary Garlic Bread

Bone Marrow $24
garlic oil, brûlée, bread

Cotton Candy A5 Wagyu $36

Cotton Candy A5 Wagyu $36

Garlic Fried Rice $15

Asparagus Side $15

The Steak Library
1937 Pacific Coast Hwy,
Lomita, CA 90717
(424) 263-5373