Saturday, March 16, 2013

I'm a Yelp Elite now ★★★

I am so thrilled that I just got invited by the Yelp Headquarters to be a Yelp Elite! My dream came true!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Ice Cream Lab@Beverly Hills ★★★

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream in 30 Seconds. Fascinating.

Olive Oil Popcorn Ice Cream $5
popcorn, sea salt

Ice Cream Lab
9461 S Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 795-6505

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

California Roll Factory@Santa Monica ★★

100+ Rolls to Choose from. Finally determined to try other rolls. Graber Roll is my new favorite. It has raw scallops in it. So sad they changed the way they make the Unification Roll with the Uni.

Unification Roll - sea urchin, asparagus and smelt egg $13.50

Graber Roll - spicy tuna, scallions, scallops, crab, shiitake mushrooms & smelt egg $8.50

Greg's Roll - sea bass, crab, avocado, salmon and secret sauce $8.95

Soft Shell Crab Roll $7.00

Tempura Green Tea Ice Cream $4.50

California Roll Factory
11629 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 996-2366

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Nem Nuong Khanh Hoa@Alhambra ★

Really High Rating in Yelp, but the Food is just OK. Speedy though. They have Rice Paper for the Banh Hoi for you the wrap 'n roll.

#32 Pho Dac Biet - Combination Beef w/ Rice Noodle Soup $6.75
#23 Banh Hoi Cha Gio Chao Tom - Egg Roll & Shrimp Paste w/ Thin Rice Vermicelli $7.95



Tra Thai - Thai Tea $1.95

Nem Nuong Khanh Hoa (慶和越南餐廳)
1700 W Valley Blvd
Ste C
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 943-7645

Saturday, March 9, 2013

La Grande Orange@Pasadena ★★★

Fantastic Food, esp. the Crudo. White Sangria is really nice and quite a deal. 90-minute-free parking@garage + additional 30 minutes with validation.

New Style Crudo $11 (ponzu sauce on the side)
sushi-grade tuna, chiles, ponzu sauce, green peppercorns, avocado

Luggage Room Smoked Fish Dip Plate $9
smoked idaho trout, classic saltine crackers, watermelon radish

Tuna Tartare $14
sushi-grade tuna, guacamole, housemade tortilla chips

New Style Crudo $11 (ponzu sauce on the side)
sushi-grade tuna, chiles, ponzu sauce, green peppercorns, avocado

White Sangria $21 (pitcher)

La Grande Orange Café
260 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 356-4444

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Honda-ya@Little Tokyo ★★★

Izakaya place. Opens till late. Over 200 menu items. Definitely try their robata.

Albacore Tataki Salad $7.95

Robata Grill: Liver $2.00, Meat Ball $2.25, Okra $1.80

Robata: Chicken Wings $2.50

Blue Crab Handroll w/ Soy Paper $6.25

Zaru Tororo Soba (cold) $7.50

Fruits Jelly & Yuzu Sorbet $4.50

Complimentary Cucumber

Grape Chu-Hi (double) $6.00

Honda Ya Izakaya
333 S Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 625-1184

Doe Jon Station@Arcadia

The Salted Rice Roll was good, but that's it. Don't bother to order the Salt Bean Milk. You will have better ones somewhere else. As for the Spicy Cucumber, it looked and tasted like it has been sitting in the fridge for a long period of time. Eat at your own risk: upon entrance, you will see a huge graded "C" sign. Everything cheap though.

Salted Rice Roll $2.50

Salt Bean Milk $1.75

Spicy Cucumber $2.75

Doe Jon Station
46 W Las Tunas Dr
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 821-2088