Sep 22, 2017

La Tostaderia - Venice

Chef Fernando Villagomez’s La Tostaderia Grand Central Market location has seen great success and he is excited to be bringing these Baja favorites to the West Side. It's a great place to get fresh Mexican seafood tacos and tostadas. Everything was fresh and delicious.

Beer and non alcohol Sangria

Octopus Tostadas
Sake poached octopus, cucumber, red onion, radish, heirloom tomato, sweet, pepper, cilantro and habanero. It was pretty spicy.
Mixta Tostadas
Octopus, scallops, shrimps, cilantro, tomato, red onions, pepper, radishes, lime juice and habanero
Octopus tacos
Charred octopus, aji souce, ginger aioli, daikon, cucumber, bean sprouts, thai basil, sesame seeds
Sample platter
One of each taco (5 tacos) and a sample of fish and shrimp ceviche

Patrona burger
Shrimps, Oaxaca cheese, lettuce, avocado, relish, tomato, crispy potato and Chipotle aioli
Crispy potato gives extra flavor.
Seafood cocktail
Octopus, shrimps, oysters, celery, red onion, cucumber, avocado, tomato, evo, cilantro and sea salt
It's soupy as you can see, and it's big enough for 2-3 people

La Tostaderia
1121 Abbot Kinney blvd.

Sep 19, 2017

Beijing Pie House - Monterey Park

We had such a bad time here. Terrible service, they took wrong order and blame us, they live in America and they don't speak any English. If they understand English, they didn't make mistake taking order. They were also very rude when we were ready to pay. We told them charge on the card and the rest is cash, because we were using gift card. But they didn't understand and at the end, they yelled at us, and said "we do our way". I don't know why this place has such a good reviews, the food was ok, nothing outstanding.

Beijing style noodle $7.99

Beef pie (4) $10.69
We didn't order this. They took our order wrong.
When we try to return them, they told us "but you already ate".
Mixed 3 item pie (4) $9.69
Pork soup dumpling $8.99
Pumpkin with pork and shrimp and pork dumplings $8.99
No flavor

Beijing Pie House
846 E Garvey Ave #3a,
Monterey Park, CA 91755

(626) 288-3818

Tue-Sun:11:00 am - 3:00 pm / 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Beijing Pie House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sep 16, 2017

AYCE at Man Soo Korean BBQ - Koreatown

Man Soo BBQ offers all you can eat Korean BBQ.Prices are $14.99, $22.99, and $28.99. There's also salad bar with some banchan and fruits. We had $14.99 AYCE. The meat quality wasn't very good, and it's fatty. My BF had upset stomach after eating here.

Banchan was good.

Pork Belly was super tough. I couldn't eat.

Man Soo Korean BBQ
3429 W 8th St,
Los Angeles, CA 90005

 (213) 388-9494

Open 7 days a week:11AM–10:30PM

Man Soo Korean B-B-Q Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sep 15, 2017

Yangji Gamjatang - Koreatown

We came here for the pork neck bone casserole because we wanted eat something like simmered potato and meat. Basically this casserole has potatoes, pork and some veggies in it. Unfortunately, potatoes were not soft enough, and overall, we were little disappointed, so we told the owner about it.  He was super nice and he was really sorry about it, he added softer potatoes for us.

You may think place like this serves whatever and they don't care, well, it's not. The owner of this place actually listen, and try to fix the problem, and he's friendly. At the end, we left happy.

Pork neck bone casserole (M) $34.95
The portion was bigger than you think. We had so much left over and it took me 2 days to finish it.

Yangji Gamjatang 
3470 W 6th St,
Los Angeles, CA 90020

(213) 388-1105

Open 24 hours

Sep 13, 2017

Meiji Seimen - Costa Mesa

Meiji Seimen offers decent soba and udon noodles. I tried few side dishes also and they were good, too. Although our food came out very slow, we thought they forgot our order.

Dashimaki tamago $6.50
Chikuwa tempura $5
Egg, tororo, and mentai cold udon $11
It was ok, I mean, it was fine, but it wasn't just good as I expected.

Shigure soba $9.50
Sauteed pork and grated radish
This dish was good. It's more like eating salad, flavorful.

Meiji Seimen 
1113 Baker St E,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(714) 545-5175

Sunday:11:30AM–2:30PM, 5:30–10PM
Mon-Thurs:11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10PM
Fri-Sat:11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–11:30PM