Jan 30, 2011

El Flamin' Taco food truck - Koreatown

It was around 2am last night, and there were lots of people waiting in line and eating at this parking lot in Koreatown (across from the new Galleria market on 5th st ).
Now, this is not just a typical food truck. They make handmade tortilla, and they are cooking this huge pork on skewers. Also there are salsa bar so that you can add more salsa toppings to your food, and tables and chairs, so you can sit down and eat there.

How was the food? Everybody loved their food.


My Torta with beef (no cheese and sour cream) $5.50
My Torta was ready in 3 minutes, and big portion.


El Flamin' Taco truck
5th & Vermont
Los Angeles, CA 90020



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Jan 26, 2011

Arisu - Koreatown

Newly opened up Arisu korean BBQ restaurant in Koreatown. I went to twitter meet up at this place last week.

They said all their banchan are homemade, and they don't use MSG. They also said they use good quality meat for their BBQ. Their lunch menu starts from $6.99. I ordered mixed seafood bibimbap, I wanna try bulgogi bibimbap next time.


Pork bulgogi bibimbap

Beef bulgogi bibimbap

Vegetable bibimbap

Here's my mixed seafood bibimbap

comes with soup

There are seafood and rice under lettuce

When you eat bibimbap, make sure you mix everything together. That's how you eat bibimbap.

Rating (food): 3.3 / 5
Rating (service): 4 / 5
Repeat: Yes

3732 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020

Mon-Sat 11 am - 10 pm
Sun 12 pm - 10 pm

(213) 738-9000


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Jan 25, 2011

Granola gourmet energy bars giveaway

I recently received these Granola Gourmet energy bars to review and I was pretty excited about it, because I love energy bars and I'm always looking for new products.

These Granola Gourmet energy bars are great, because they are 100% natural, no wheat, no dairy,very low sodium, high in whole grains & omega-3's, vegan, kosher, non GMO, handmade in California, and this one energy bar helps fight diabetes!

Now, sometimes the energy bars taste can be really bad, but these are not. I really liked their fudge bars.

Ultimate Cran-Orange
This bar was little sticky but I liked it a lot.

Ultimate Berry
Berry bar was little crumbly.

Ultimate Mocha Fudge

Ultimate Fudge Brownie

Today, I made parfait for my lunch using Fudge Brownie. It's better to use Berry but still good.




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Jan 21, 2011

Nove Italiano Celebrates Valentine's Day with Amore Mio Cooking Class

Nove Italiano Celebrates Valentine's Day with Amore Mio Cooking Class

Saturday, Feb. 5 - 12PM

In celebration of Valentine's Day, Executive Chef Geno Bernardo hosts a cooking class at Nove Italiano inside Palms Casino Resort at noon on February 5, 2011. Titled Amore Mio, which means 'my love' in Italian, Chef Geno is showing romantics-at-heart how to prepare a home-cooked, six-course meal full of seductive foods and aphrodisiacs. The cost of the cooking class is $75 per person. Space is limited. For reservations, please call 702.942.6856.

Amore Mio Cooking Class Menu

COURSE 1: Kumamoto oysters with basil granita

COURSE 2: Warm Maine lobster salad

COURSE 3: Kobe carpaccio

COURSE 4: Osso bucco

COURSE 5: Parma-style zabaglione

COURSE 6: Facebook winner's dessert name to be featured

Date: Feb.5 - 12pm
Price: $75 per person


Jan 18, 2011

Arashi sushi - Downtown, L.A.

After reading so many good reviews on Yelp about this Arashi sushi, I had to check this place out. Unfortunately, the sushi was just average and their robata-yaki were bland. But good prices on Happy Hour.

Because our shrimp robata-yaki was old and we returned it, they gave us one of the dessert for free.

Happy Hour menu

"Today's Special" menu

"Today's Special" menu

sushi / Robata-yaki list

Crunchy unagi roll $6 (happy hour price)

shrimp robata-yaki $1.50 x2 (happy hour price)
shrimp was old, so we returned it.

chicken breast with plum paste $1 x2 (happy hour price)
No flavor.

Egg $2 (happy hour price)

Albacore $2.50 , Salmon $2.50 (happy hour price)

Yellowtail Belly $6.50

Chicken meat ball $1.50 (happy hour price)

Asparagus w/bacon $1.50 x2 (happy hour price)

White tuna (ono) $2.50 (happy hour price), Bonito (Katsuo) $5.50
Katsuo was frozen. one of the worst katsuo nigiri sushi I've ever had. It is shame that they put this frozen katsuo under "today's special". December is not the right season for Katsuo.

Scallop filo (deep-fried scallops wrapped in filo pastry) $10.50

Pike Mackerel (sayori) $6.50
Sayori was good

J's special (real crab meat wrapped inside albacore with mustard soy sauce) $13.95
My friend said crab meat tastes fake, but I liked this J's special. It was tasty.

Deep fried spicy tuna ribs with ponzu sauce $9
It was soft and tasty.

Tiramisu $8
our waitress told me, they have two different kind of tiramisu, one is homemade, and one is from store. They only serve homemade tiramisu to VIP because it's really popular. She said this is homemade tiramisu and it was good.

Green tea tempura ice cream $6.50
Not so recommended.

Rating (food): 2.9 / 5
Rating (service): 3.5 / 5
Repeat: Maybe

Arashi sushi
1111 South Hope St. Ste 100
Los Angeles, CA 90015

(213) 749-1900

Mon-Fri 11 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 11 pm
Sat 12 pm - 3 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Sun: 5 pm-11 pm



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