Tag Archive: japanese

West Hollywood: Chasing Uni Tempura at Nobu

It started innocently enough. I was wandering online and spotted this recipe for Nobu‘s Uni Shiso Tempura by Gastrophoria. I immediately sent it to  my good friend, uni lover Ali Loves LA. Instead… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Eating Our Way Through Mandalay Bay- Mizuya Sushi & The Noodle Shop

  My last few Las Vegas trips have been very impromptu so I didn’t research where to eat. We just followed our noses and found ourselves at Mandalay Bay a few times. First… Continue reading

DTLA: Shin-Sen-Gumi

  A couple of weekends back, I met up with Corianda to discuss her thesis project. She was interviewing food writers and after circling back and forth on where I go, I impulsively… Continue reading

Seattle: Sake Nomi

While walking back from Salumi, I noticed a sign for a sake shop, Sake Nomi. As it turned out they have tastings every day and change the selection on Tuesdays. For $5, you… Continue reading

DTLA: Honda-Ya

  Finding a late-night restaurant seems to be a hard task in Los Angeles. Recently, I explored a Chinese option in Chinatown. Full House is open every night until 3 a.m. every day.… Continue reading

DTLA: Sushi Go 55

  Last Friday, the Opportunarian presented me an interesting culinary challenge. She’s doing the 4-Hour Body Diet and asked me to find something that fit her dietary restrictions. I picked a vegan restaurant… Continue reading

San Diego: Taka Sushi

  After attending the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, we had a craving for sushi. It must have been the sushi demo I saw. We decided to take a walk into the Gaslamp… Continue reading

DTLA: Fat Spoon Opens in Little Tokyo

  Michael Cardenas is a busy man these days. Besides his other two restaurants in Little Tokyo; Aburiya Toranoko and neighborhood favorite, the Lazy Ox, he along with partner Chef Hiroyuki Fujita opened… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Happy Hour at Aburiya Toranoko

  I have now gone to Aburiya Toranoko a few times for lunch and dinner.  I don’t post about every time like for instance I tried the okonomiyaki the last time I went. … Continue reading

La Seine: French, Kosher, Sushi?

Back in the 80s and 90s, La Cienega from San Vicente to Wilshire was known as Restaurant Row. It still has many restaurants but other than Bazaar at the SLS, I can’t recall… Continue reading