Oct 17, 2017

LA weekly Brunch at the races 2017

 
I went to LA weekly's brunch at the races this year yesterday. I felt like it was smaller than the first year. Still, I enjoyed all the yummy food and some free stuff. There were alcohol, coffee, and breakfast/brunch food, and popular venders run out the food fast so if you are going to the event next year, make sure to be there early. Luckily, I didn't have to wait to get in, and I tried almost all the food they had. I only posted few pics here, so make sure to visit my facebook page for complete pics.

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This is one of my favorite of all, from Monkey bar gastropub
And McConnell's coffee ice cream was super yummy.
Loved Jones coffee with lavender syrup


VIP gift bags! I got one and there were some drinks and coupons.

Oct 13, 2017

Nong La cafe - Los Angeles

Nong La Vietnamese cafe has two locations in Los Angeles. I came here for the first time for tasting event. If you don't know what to get, I'd say get noodles. 

Cafe Sua - Iced Vietnamese coffee $4
Che Ba Mau - Red beans, mung beans, water chestnut flour, simple syrup, coconut cream $4.75
Soda Chanh - Fresh squeezed sparkling lemonade $3.5
Bun bo Hue $12.25 - Lemongrass spicy beef soup with vermicelli noodles, pork patty and beef shank, topped with white onions, green onions, and cilantro.
This is one of the most popular item on the menu

Nem Nuong Cuon (pork rolls) $6.95- Rice paper rolled with grilld pork patty (spam), crispy roll, lettuce and fresh herbs.

Hen Xuc Banh Da Me (clam salad with black sesame cracker) $9.95 - Baby clams with green mangoes, white onions, chili flakes and mint topped with peanuts, shallots, cilantro with a fresh sauce vinaigrette.
This salad was probably our favorite dish
Bo Nuong Banh Mi (Grilled lemongrass & sesame steak Banh mi) $8.50 - Served with house mayo, pickled carrots/daikon, cilantro and jalapenos.
This Banh Mi was little disappointed, because they just used house mayo instead of making pate. Also bread was little tough.
Bo Nuong Com (Grilled lemongrass & sesame steak $11.50 + fried egg $1.50) - Jasmine rice served with a side of cucumber, pickled carrots/daikon and fish sauce
Dac Biet $12.25 - Rare filet mignon, brisket, tripe & beef balls




Nong La cafe
145 N La Brea Ave. #‎B
Los Angeles, CA 90036

 (323) 938-1188

Open daily:11:30am - 10pm

https://www.nonglacafe.com/ 

https://www.yelp.com/biz/nong-la-cafe-los-angeles-2

Nong la Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sep 26, 2017

Midori matcha cafe - Little Tokyo

Midori matcha is one of my go to spot in Little Tokyo. They serve pastries from Pitchoun bakery in Downtown, L.A. It's little pricey but delicious. I also love soft serve ice cream here, specially hojicha soft serve ice cream. It's so rich and has strong hojicha flavor, and it won't melt fast like some other ice cream shop. You won't be disappointed.
This menu is from back in March, they added few more items on the menu, such as hojicha latte, hojicha soft serve, etc.



Hojicha / matcha soft serve ice cream $4.50
Hojicha soft serve
You can really taste hojicha. It's really good.
Matcha puff $5
Matcha napoleon $5.50
Matcha croissant $4
Matcha danish $4.75


Midori matcha cafe 
123 Astronaut E S
Onizuka St #101-C,
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sun-Thurs:10AM–10PM
Friday:10AM–11PM
Saturday:10AM–12AM

http://midorimatchatea.com/cafe/ 

https://www.yelp.com/biz/midori-matcha-cafe-los-angeles


Sep 25, 2017

TeaShot - Little Tokyo

TeaShot opened about a month ago in Little Tokyo, behind the Midori matcha cafe . I do come to this mall often but I didn't notice about this place. It's hidden.

TeaShot specialized all natural ingredients tea drinks with boba, and all their teas are brewed to order. That's right, it's not pre-made in batch. They have regular honey boba, but they also have organic chia seed honey boba, and this is the only place serves chia seed boba. Nowhere else. So that's something you must get here. And they also have butterfly pea drinks, and that's also very unique. You won't find it easily.


blueberry lemon tea, strawberry green tea with boba, sunset fruit tea, and butterfly pea lemonade.
Organic chia seed honey boba. It's sweet and delicious.
Cookies n cream cookie shot with Vietnamese coffee
Choco chip cookie shot with milk
Red velvet cookie shot with cold brew


TeaShot
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Ste 101D
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 628-3886

Mon-Sat:10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun:11:00 am - 9:00 pm

http://www.theteashot.com/
https://www.yelp.com/biz/teashot-los-angeles

Gong Cha - Little Tokyo

Gong Cha just opened in Little Tokyo about 3 days ago. This place used to be Four Leaf cafe. Gong Cha is a Taiwan-style drink shop franchise originally from Taiwan. You get to choose your sugar and ice level.





Earl grey milk tea with 3JAlways my favorite
QQ passion fruit green tea
It was sweeter than I thought. But I liked it. Very refreshing. Very right but has strong passion fruit flavor. 
Matcha smoothie
This wasn't my favorite, to be honest. It's different from Japanese matcha. It has weird chinese/taiwanese taste.
Milk form green tea
If you only taste milk form, it's salty. But it tastes different when you mix with green tea.

Gong Cha
318 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 395-0615

7 days a week:10:00 am - 10:00 pm

http://www.gongchausa.com/

http://gong-cha-usa.com/

https://www.yelp.com/biz/gong-cha-los-angeles-4?osq=gong+cha