Category Archive: late night

Silver Lake: Gyoza and More at Ramen Bangaichi

  One night in Silver Lake, I found my way to Ramen Bangaichi. It was heading towards witching hour and given the choices, I opted for ramen over a diner. I didn’t read… Continue reading

SGV: Cantonese Food at Happy Garden

  For Lunar New Year/ Chinese New Year, my family and I went to Happy Garden for dinner. There were a few dishes we had to get; chicken and noodles but otherwise, we… Continue reading

San Diego: Late Night at Juniper and Ivy

  After bouncing around from Born and Raised to False Idol in San Diego’s Little Italy district, we made it over to Juniper and Ivy. Funny enough, every drink I ordered that night… Continue reading

Chinatown: Dinner at Majordomo

  New York Chef David Chang of Momofuku fame opened his first Los Angeles restaurant recently. I went to Majordomo in Chinatown to check out the celebrity chef’s food and drinks. Reservations are… Continue reading

Recap of Woon Kitchen Popup at ETA Bar in Highland Park

  I recently checked out the Woon Kitchen popup at ETA bar, one of my favorite bars in Highland Park. The menu is short and sweet. We had a choice of noodles either… Continue reading

Koreatown: Wings and Wedges at Kyochon Chicken

  After a movie one night, we wanted to get a snack so we stopped at Kyochon. Wow, this location in Koreatown (corner of Serrano and 6th Streets) has sit-down service at night.… Continue reading

DTLA: Secret Menu Items at The Exchange, Freehand Hotel

Although I’ve been to the Exchange restaurant plenty of times for lunch, it was a treat to check it out for dinner. The menu is much more extensive and showcases the Chinese-Israeli fusion… Continue reading

The Minty’s Best 2017 Meals

  In 2017, I had a lot of wonderful meals. Some so memorable, I want to build a time machine to go back to that meal. Here’s a list of my faves this… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Japanese-Mexican Tasting Menu at Ainoko, Petite Taqueria

  Ainoko is the new tasting menu counter inside of Petite Taqueria. Ainoko translates to “half-breed” which Chef John-Carlos Kuramoto takes pride in being both Japanese and Mexican. He learned to cook from… Continue reading

Koreatown: Porridge and Chicken Soup at Mountain

  It was a cold and rainy night in Los Angeles and we headed to Mountain Cafe in Koreatown for dinner. It’s in a crazy strip mall with two other popular restaurants that… Continue reading