The Minty’s Wonton Party: Auntie Ping Kitchen

My love for Hong Kong style, Cantonese pork and shrimp wontons is fairly well-documented. I have done crawls in Seattle and most recently in Hong Kong. Every time I have some great ones… Continue reading

SGV: Hainan Chicken at Tasty Food

  Tasty Food has recently garnered attention for their Hainan (Hainanese) chicken. I was on the last leg of my wonton research but also decided to try Harlam’s Kitchen neighbor for this classic… Continue reading

Highland Park: Spanish Food and Drinks at Otono

  I’ve been eagerly anticipating the opening of Otono since I heard about it at a sustainable tuna dinner last year. I enjoyed that meal as well as Chef Teresa Montano’s previous Spanish… Continue reading

Koreatown: KBBQ at Bulgogi Hut

  I don’t know why I always thought Bulgogi Hut was a sandwich shop. I discovered last week it was most definitely an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ spot. There are two combo options both… Continue reading

DTLA: Nightshade in the Arts District

  I first heard about Nightshade sometime mid year last year. I started seeing beautifully plated dishes and kept track of its opening. It is officially open in the Arts District in Downtown… Continue reading

Koreatown: Getting Steamy at Shabu Hyang

  On New Year’s Eve day we headed out to Koreatown to try hot pot. However, the spot I originally wanted to go was closed and a quick search led us to shabu… Continue reading

DTLA: Happy Hour at Preux and Proper

  It’s been about a year since I’ve gone to Preux and Proper. I checked it out recently for happy hour and was intrigued by the offerings. I had the Beets by K… Continue reading

The Minty’s Amaro Handbook: Alpine

  I’m back with another installment of The Minty’s Amaro Handbook! Today we’re traveling to the region between Italy and France. Switzerland is also nearby.  And as we travel along the northern border,… Continue reading

DTLA: Steak and Lobster Bisque at The Palm

  The Palm is one of those Los Angeles institutions everyone should experience at least once. And really, the perfect meal there is lobster bisque, steak, great sides and dessert. That’s all you… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Tapas at Estrella Sunset

  I was recently invited to Estrella on the Sunset strip which has changed its menu to be tapas driven. My friend and I each ordered three tapas to share. We agreed we… Continue reading