Dec 30, 2010

Strawberry Cones pizza and Mitsuru Cafe - Little Tokyo

I recently did my first Metro ride in Los Angeles, from Wiltern to Union Station.

Wiltern metro station

Union station

Famima at Union station

Strawberry Cones Japanese pizza. They'll make pizza inside Beard Papa's kitchen. After we placed our order, I think we waited about 20 minutes. Pizza was good. My favorite was tofu pizza.

Strawberry Cones menu

food display

Four Seasons spring pizza (M) $12
meat paradise, shrimp white, salmon genovese, tofu pizza

tofu pizza

salmon genovese

meat paradise

After Strawberry Cones, we stopped by at Mitsuru Cafe. I got their popular item "Imagawa yaki" and tsukune (ground chicken meat balls). Food was ok.

making Imagawa yaki

Tsukune $2

Imagawayaki $1.25

red bean paste inside

Strawberry Cones
333 S. Alameda St
Ste 106
Los Angeles, CA 90013

(213) 620-0028

Strawberry Cones (Little Tokyo Shopping Center) on Urbanspoon

Mitsuru Cafe
117 Japanese Village Plz Mall
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 613-1028

Tue-Sat 11 am - 9 pm
Sun 11 am - 7 pm

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Dec 24, 2010

Leila's - Oak Park, CA

I had very good and relaxing time at Leila's. Good food, great workers, too bad this place is really far from where I live.
The stuff here were so friendly and nice. The food was also good, my favorites are korean bbq beef, lobster tempura, and duck confit cake.



Soup of the day $8
I can't remember, but it was cold soup

Crispy lobster tempura $16
dynamite aioli and tobikko

It was good. I wish I ordered one more.

Prime Korean BBQ beef $14
Spicy Asian red chili paste, shredded daikon radish & ginger mirin-soy glaze

French fries

Crispy duck confit cake $12
Southern BBQ, grain mustard and dried cherry emulsion

This was absolutely my favorite. Love their cherry emulsion.

Littleneck clams & Andouille sausage $14
in white wine garlic broth & smoked paprika oil

It's ok, but this was my least favorite. I just don't like this type of sausage so much.

Grilled tapas shrimp $13
Spanish romesco and seared lemon

Six hour braised beef $19
in merlot and espresso, shredded over cellantani pasta with crispy shallots

Now, I asked them if I can order just half portion, and they did it for me. Still, I couldn't finish eating all.

dessert menu


Lemon-honey mascarpone panna cotta $8
rhuburb-cherry compote

I think this is Baked tart of the day $8

Bittersweet chocolate bread pudding $8
creme anglaise

Duo of Sorbet $8

Rating (food): 4 / 5
Rating (service): 5 / 5
Repeat: Yes

752 Lindero Canyon Rd
Oak Park,CA 91377

Dinner: Tue-Sun:5pm~
Happy Hour: Tue-Friday 4-6pm (BAR only) 1/2 off appetizers & small plates, wines by the glass & beer

(818) 707-6939

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Dec 23, 2010

Yamazaki Bakery - Little Tokyo (4)

More pics from Yamazaki Bakery.

CLICK HERE for pics from 2007.
CLICK HERE for pics from 2006.
CLICK HERE for pics from 2010.

Apple pie $2.90
Japanese style apple pie, not so sweet like American apple pie. I like it.

Raisin rusk $1.40

melon pan $1.20 and sweet potato danish $1.70

taco man $1.60
I thought it's octopus, but actually it was Mexican taco flavor. disappointed.

Rating (food): 3.2 / 5
Rating (service):
4 / 5

Yamazaki Bakery
123 Japanese Village Plaza Mall
Los Angeles, CA 90012

hours: 7am-8pm

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