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Tsukemen @ Tsujita LA Artisan NoodleTsukemen @ Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle I’m about to go to sleep (2:00 AM) when I come across what I consider is the best non-photoshopped photo i’ve ever taken of pork… an image so titillating, that I would have creamed in my pants if I were a guy.  Therefore, I must post this now. Nothing can excite me more than an […]

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Barbecue Pork (Korean) @ Palsaik Samgyupsal Korean BBQBarbecue Pork (Korean) @ Palsaik Samgyupsal Korean... (I’ll bring my proper camera next time) My tummy is aching just thinking about the yommy strips of marinated pork belly–8 different types of marinades to be exact!  I don’t know if it’s an Asian thing, but the number 8 sure is lucky in my belly.  Flavours include: wine, original, ginseng, garlic, herb, curry, miso […]

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Fried Chicken @ Honey's KettleFried Chicken @ Honey's Kettle Thus far, best soul food I’ve had in L.A.  This homestyle chicken originated in Compton, then replicated itself in Culver City. Two piece chicken combo – one thigh and one breast (to stroke my conscience).  Not to worry, the breast is super juicy (any joke here would be too easy).  And I’m a biscuit home […]

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Sukiyaki or Shabu-Shabu/Tokyo @ ZakuroSukiyaki or Shabu-Shabu/Tokyo @ Zakuro Amazing AMAZING sukiyaki AND shabu shabu.  This place is absolutely worth every cent. Order: wagyu beef set for sukiyaki and/or shabu-shabu (depending on your mood. Hopefully you have 4 people or more in your group so you can try both methods of cooking.  Both are sick. Note: OK, you spend at least $200/person for wagyu […]

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Beef Bowl @ YoshinoyaBeef Bowl @ Yoshinoya Don’t you laugh or hesitate for one second.  Yoshinoya in the U.S. is not Yoshinoya in Japan.  They should really rebrand the one in the U.S. as something lesser because it does not do the original restaurant justice..not one iota.  If you want juicy beef, perfectly cooked juicy rice, and clean ginger & red seasoning, […]

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Recently Added Cravings

Ramen/Tokyo @ Tonchin

Ramen/Tokyo @ Tonchin

Comments (0) | November 09, 2011

If you had only one meal to eat in Tokyo, you would eat at Tonchin.  Pork heavenly orgasm in your mouth broth and complimentary noodles.  A Japanese local who shares the same taste buds as me, took me to the best places in Tokyo, so trust me..this ain’t no ignorant foreigner’s opinion. You must eat […]

Bone Marrow/NYC @ Blue Ribbon brasserie

Bone Marrow/NYC @ Blue Ribbon brasserie

Comments (0) | November 09, 2011

Just get the bone marrow.  Food is good here, but I crave the bone marrow. Order: Bone marrow Company:  Blue Ribbon the brasserie Address:  97 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012 Phone:  212.274.0404 Hours:  Open 7 days a week, 4pm – 4am

Sushi/NYC @ Blue Ribbon Sushi

Sushi/NYC @ Blue Ribbon Sushi

Comments (0) | November 09, 2011

I beeline to Blue Ribbon sushi whenever I visit NYC and order everything you see in the pictures.  Sake ikura is the best textural marriage of supple salmon sashimi and perfectly *pop* salmon eggs.  You must eat it. Order: two orders of sake ikura two orders of hokkaido uni (or California) mushroom miso spicy salmon […]

Pasta/NYC @ Basta Pasta

Pasta/NYC @ Basta Pasta

Comments (0) | November 07, 2011

Uni pasta, parmasean pasta, and Benanti wine is the most crave-able must-eat Italian meal in NYC.  I haven’t had a solid homestyle Italian meal yet in this city, which I prefer to the fluffy frilly ones, but I’ve had the most amazing Japanese-ized Italian food ever.  The Japanese make everything better.  And I hate to […]

Burger @ Umami

Burger @ Umami

Comments (0) | November 07, 2011

My favorite burger in all of LA.  Yah yah, father’s office’s burger is tasty (especially the fries), but it ain’t no burger if the meat is not in a bun.  Two words—truffle burger.  That’s all. Order: truffle burger  if you must, turkey burger or umami burger beet salad (if available) skinny fries Mexican coke.. coca-cola.  […]

Barbecue Beef (Korean) @ Soowon

Barbecue Beef (Korean) @ Soowon

Comments (0) | November 07, 2011

Park’s, Soowon, and Chosun Galbi are my favorite premium beef Korean bbq’s in descending order.  It’s hard to tell the difference after awhile, but I love them all.  I don’t particularly remember Soowon all that well because it’s been awhile, but I just remember it being very top 3 of premium cuts. Order:   Chadol […]

Koobideh (chicken) @ Shamshiri Grill

Koobideh (chicken) @ Shamshiri Grill

Comments (0) | November 07, 2011

I haven’t had a ton of Persian or middle eastern food in Los Angeles (Berlin, yet, but not L.A.), but my favorite chicken koobideh (ground chicken) can be found at Shamshiri Grill. Order: chicken koobideh  mast o’kjiar (yogurt w/cucumber and mint topped with walnuts chicken shawarma platter is good too if your date wants to order […]

Shabu Shabu (Korean) @ Seoul Garden Restaurant

Shabu Shabu (Korean) @ Seoul Garden Restaurant

Comments (0) | November 07, 2011

There’s nothing more refreshing than korean shabu-shabu at Seoul Garden.  The veggies and meat are cooked cleanly in heavenly broth.  A guaranteed good poop the next day. Order: Genghis khan.  Two orders serve about 2.5 people.  After you’re finished with the meat, the lovely waitresses will make a udon then a rice-egg-seaweed concoction with the […]

Sushi (warm rice) @ Sasabune

Sushi (warm rice) @ Sasabune

Comments (0) | November 07, 2011

I believe the Creator made sea creatures primarily for the Japanese man who learned how to slice their flesh into raw slivers and serve them atop beds of warm sweet rice. Sasabune is my number one. If you find someone worth taking to sushi, I’d recommend this place hands down.  It’s expensive, but not insanely glamorously […]

Pho @ Pho So 1

Pho @ Pho So 1

Comments (0) | November 07, 2011

Pho So 1.  I’m pretty sure this is the Pho restaurant in the photos above.  I’ve been coming to this restaurant for about 9 years now, and it’s my favorite one in LA.  I’ve always been able to just *find* the restaurant without concrete directions.  Alls I know is you exit Sherman Way from the […]