Category Archive: restaurant reviews

DTLA: Filipino Lunch at Sari Sari Store

  I love when new restaurants open in Downtown Los Angeles. It makes looking for a lunch spot so exciting. And everyone’s favorite foodie hall, Grand Central Market, just got another delightful addition.… Continue reading

SGV: Burmese Lunch at Centana Mon Myanmar

  I was bummed out to discover Little Malaysia had closed in El Monte. But excited when I saw it turned into a Burmese restaurant. Cetana Mon Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is… Continue reading

Chinatown: Checking Out the Wings at Hotville Chicken

  Yes, yes, we all know about Howlin’ Ray’s now… I made it my goal at the end of last year to eat some delicious spicy chicken this year. And I did (ohmygod… Continue reading

SGV: Dinner at Chongqing Special Noodles

  I’ve been super into Sichuan food lately and been enjoying the spicy goodness of noodles over at Mian. When I heard about another Chongqing (occasionally spelled the old fashioned way of Chung… Continue reading

Chinatown: Duck Noodle Soup at J & K Hong Kong Cuisine

  I’ve had a loose plan in my head I’m going to try all the restaurants at East West Plaza in Chinatown. Yes, I’ve eaten at almost all the newcomers (Baohaus, you’re next!)… Continue reading

Koreatown: Getting Our Grill On at Gwang Yang KBBQ

  After learning of the crazy wait times at nearby Kang Hodong Baekjeong and Quarters BBQ, we decided to head over to Gwang Yang. I had never been and I do like trying… Continue reading

SGV: Solo Lunch at Noodle King

  One day I found myself at a strip mall in the San Gabriel Valley for lunch. Almost all the eateries featured noodles; Chinese noodles of every stripe and this newfangled stuff called… Continue reading

DTLA: Late Night Sushi at Izakaya Gazen

  After wandering from the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles over to Little Tokyo, we decided to get some sushi after a beer flight at nearby Mumford Brewing. We landed at Izakaya… Continue reading

SGV: Would You Care for a Noodle Dance at Hai Di Lao Hot Pot?

  After what seems like a zillion years, I finally checked out Hai Di Lao at the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia. It is the San Gabriel Valley branch of the hot… Continue reading

Hollywood: All Your Tiki Dreams Come True at Lono

  From the group that runs Melrose Umbrella Company, comes Lono, a lush new tiki bar in the heart of Hollywood. I’ve now been a couple of times and it’s a huge lovely… Continue reading