DTLA: Gelato at Gelateria Uli

  Gelateria Uli opened at the Spring Arcade in Downtown Los Angeles in April earlier this year. I finally made it out to try some gelato. My favorite is pistachio so I use… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: SKD Tofu House

  SoKongDong or SKD Tofu House was one of my favorite tofu houses in Koreatown. They and Beverly Soon Tofu were always the most respected tofu houses. SKD moved downtown to Little Tokyo… Continue reading

Pasadena: Okra and Curry at Akbar Indian

  Our original intention was to get pasta at Union in Old Town Pasadena but a full house had us seeking alternatives. I hadn’t been to Akbar Cuisine of India in a few… Continue reading

West LA: Ramen at Tsujita Annex

  When Tsujita came on the scene, legendary long lines kept me away from trying this ramen and tsukemen shop. Then they opened an annex shop across the street. I still didn’t make… Continue reading

SF: Breakfast at Homeskillet

  My last breakfast in San Francisco. Where should I go? I wandered around Union Square and spotted a diner. Perfect. Stepping into Homeskillet, I realized I was in some sort of newish… Continue reading

SF: Have You Eaten at Kin Khao Yet?

  On my last trip to San Francisco, I really wanted to try Kin Khao. The Thai restaurant is named after the phrase “kin khao” which literally translates to “eat rice” but really means,… Continue reading

SF: Cocktails at Local Edition

  Local Edition is part of the Future Bars empire that includes Bourbon & Branch with the bar within a bar Wilson & Wilson Private Detective Agency, Rickhouse and more. Located in the busy Union… Continue reading

Oakland: Brunch at Haven

One Sunday, we checked out brunch at Haven. Luckily we got a table with a great view of the harbor and all the folks walking back and forth from the farmers’ market. I… Continue reading

San Jose: Dim Sum at Golden Palace

  While researching the best dim sum spots in the Bay Area, my cousin who lives in San Jose recommended Golden Palace. We traveled to San Jose to sample this fairly traditional Cantonese… Continue reading

SF: Curry and More at King’s Thai Cuisine

  On my first night in San Francisco, we went to King’s Thai Cuisine (formerly King of Thai). The tiny hole-in-the-wall has spawned a few locations throughout the city. We went to the… Continue reading