Showing posts with label Los Angeles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Los Angeles. Show all posts

Saturday, October 19, 2013

FoodStory@Downtown LA ★★★

Amazing Home Cooking Class at FoodStory. It's a home cooking party where you learn to cook and eat what you made. Super fun. Easy Home Sushi Making Class is $65 per person. Class size is intimate - 9 people, to ensure participation & attention. The fun lasts for 3 hours.

Temari (Hand Ball) Sushi I Made at the Class

Maki Sushi My Classmates Made

Yoko-san Explaining Various Japanese Seasoning Sauces

Mixing Sushi Rice

Yoko-san Demonstrating How to Cut the Tuna

Great Nori (Sushi Seaweed) Brand

The Making of My inside-out California Roll

Inside-out California Roll I Made

Weighing the Sushi Rice at only 3/4 ounce (20 grams) for Temaru Sushi. Very precise.

Fancy Gold Leaf to Put on Top of Temaru Sushi

Fancy Gold Leaf to Put on Top of Temaru Sushi

Ingredients for Making Maki Rolls

Yoko-san Making Rainbow Roll from Leftover Sashimi

Homemade Ginger & Radish

Getting Ready to Eat our Master Creations

Sushi the Class Made

High Quality Wasabi

Homemade Ginger & Radish

Clear Soup with Mushroom
Temari (Hand Ball) Sushi I Made at the Class
accompanied with soup

460 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(310) 853-3663

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Peking Tavern@Downtown LA ★★★

Friends & Family Soft Opening. Chinese Gastropub by the two Andrew's, opening soon in Downtown LA. Innovative concept. Drinks were fantastic. Chinese food were great and authentic, esp. the gluten-free dumplings. Fried Pork Dumplings were very juicy. I recommend eating it in one bite to avoid squirting. The Pulled-Noodles were Made from Scratch in the Kitchen. See the action live through the window. Scallion Pancake was very nice too. Great place to hang out. $3 flat rate parking lot within a block away.

Pulled Noodles

Scallion Pancake

Gluten-Free Steamed Pork Dumplings

Gluten-Free Fried Pork Dumplings




See the Pulled Noodles Action Live thru the Window

Wong Chiu Punch
hibiscus, lemon, simple syrup

Peking Manhattan
rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, peking tavern bitters

Bloody Mei-Lee
baiju, house-spiced mix & house-blend spice rim

Peking Tavern (coming soon)
806 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 988-8308

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Hinoki & The Bird@Century City ★★★

Fantastic New American Restaurant. By celeb Chef David Myers from Comme Ça & Chef Kuniko Yagi from Top Chef. Flavorful Asian fusion blend w/ herbs like thai basil lemon grass. Great food & quality. The dishes came out really fast. Definitely try their revolutionary signature black Lobster Roll. Pumpkin Toast with its texture and the goat cheese accent is just simply delicious. Refreshing cocktail mixes and surprising Rice Cream to end. Such a delightful experience.

Lobster Roll $18 (monthly price)
green curry, thai basil

Pumpkin Toast $12
miso jam, goat cheese

Beef Tartare $15
picked jalapeno, parmigiano

Japanese Tomato Salad $15 (today's specials)

1/2 dozen oysters $18
pear mignonette

Salt & Pepper Fried Calamari $13
ajwain-tomato jam

Coconut-Curried Mussels $19
sausage, cauliflower

Chili Crab Toast $16
spicy cucmber, coriander

Apple Marinated Shortrib $24

Scottish Salmon $24

Seasonal Fix $14
gin, rum, vodka or tequila, served w/ fresh lemon over
Hinoki Swizzle $14
amontillado sherry, st germaine, fresh green apple, & champagne

Seasonal Fix $14
gin, rum, vodka or tequila, served w/ fresh lemon over

Miso Mochi Rice Cream $4
butterscotch, togarashi

Mirin Mochi Rice Cream $4
white soy caramel, puffed rice

Picture with Nick, the super nice Assistant General Manager

Lit-up Signage

Hinoki & The Bird
10 Century Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 552-1200

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sushi Stop@Santa Monica ★

$2.75 Sushi (most dishes). Quality is not that great. Used to be better. Poke is always my favorite dish to try, but their Hawaiian Poke Tuna Handroll is disappointing. Bill can come out to be pricey if you don't keep track.

Las Vegas Roll $2.75
eel roll topped with spicy tuna & thinly sliced lotus root

Dynamite Roll $2.75
baked scallops & dynamite sauce on top of a california roll
Shrimp Tempura Roll $2.75
golden shrimp tempura rolled w/ avocado & cucumber

Spicy Tuna Guacamole Roll $2.75
california roll topped w/ spicy tuna, guacamole, tomato, & jalapeno

Philly Roll $2.75
seared salmon & cream cheese on top of a california roll

Salmon Skin Salad $2.75
Aburi Salmon Belly Sushi $2.75
flame seared salmon w/ black caviar & ponzu

Aburi Yellowtail Belly $2.75
flame seared yellowtail w/ yuzu kosho & ponzu

Hawaiian Poke Tuna Handroll $4.1

Salmon Sushi $2.75

Yellowtail $2.75

Yellowtail w/ Truffle Oil Handroll $4.1

Baked Blue Crab Handroll $2.75

Smelt Egg Sushi $2.75

Fresh Water Eel Sushi $2.75

2053 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 473-3999