Category Archive: restaurant reviews

West Hollywood: Checking out Dinner and Henry’s Room at Employees Only

  Employees Only opened last month and I recently went back to experience the side room, Henry’s Room. It’s been called a speakeasy within a speakeasy but it’s not terribly hard to find.… Continue reading

DTLA: Full Service Lunch at Orsa and Winston

  When Orsa and Winston opened for lunch years ago, it was a bit odd to order at the “counter” which was more of the chef’s table overlooking the kitchen and then find… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner at Chinchikurin Hiroshima Okonomiyaki

  I love when new places pop up in Little Tokyo. Recently I noticed huge lines around Chinchikurin, a new okonomiyaki spot. I first had okonomiyaki more than 25 years ago. It’s a… Continue reading

SGV: Eat the Menu at Panasia Sweet & Savory Alhambra

    I checked out Panasia in Alhambra recently. It just opened a few weeks ago and already has quite the buzz. With friends, we conquered the menu and ate every dish on… Continue reading

DTLA: Tasting Menu at Shibumi

  Is it Japanese food week again on the Minty? Not quite but today I’m going to talk about my recent experience at Shibumi. There are three tasting menu (omakase) options; $65, $90… Continue reading

DTLA: Veranda Bar at Hotel Figueroa is Now Open

  The Veranda Bar is now open at Hotel Figueroa. Some of the menu items were similar to the hotel restaurant, Breva, but just a little bit more casual. It’ll be a great… Continue reading

Pasadena: Dinner at Bistro Mon Cheri

  When one thinks about Pasadena, there hasn’t been too many thrilling eats to be found there. It’s getting better though. And chef Kimmy Tang has brought her fusion Vietnamese eats to Bistro… Continue reading

Koreatown: Wonderful Seafood BBQ at Jae Bu Do

  After checking out DaeBuDo, I had to go to the one everyone agrees is the “better” Korean seafood grill joint, Jae Bu Do. It’s located on Western next to a busy KBBQ… Continue reading

Pasadena: Oxtail Noodles at Bone Kettle

  I finally made it over to Bone Kettle in Pasadena recently for lunch. I’ve been meaning to try this Indonesian spot for a while now. For lunch (it’s only brunch if there’s… Continue reading

SGV: Cantonese Dinner at China Bistro

I had dinner at China Bistro with my family recently. China Bistro is located in Rosemead and had ample parking. There wasn’t a wait and I was confused. How is it there’s a… Continue reading