Feb 27, 2011

Yummy waffles at Shaky Alibi - West Hollywood

If you want some yummy waffles and good strong coffee, then try this place. Their coffee are $2-$4, pretty reasonable compare to the coffee places in Koreatown.

Also their savory waffles and waffle ice cream sandwich caught my eyes. I must try their savory waffles and waffle sundae next time. That sounds really yummy.


Cafe latte $3.50

Traditional Liege waffle ($5.5) with pearl sugar, whipped cream ($0.99) and strawberries ($0.99)

It was very tasty. I think pearl sugar made it taste much more flavorful. I love it.

Rating (food): 4 / 5
Rating (service): 3 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Shaky Alibi
7401 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 938-5282

Mon 8 am - 5 pm
Tue-Thu 8 am - 7 pm
Fri-Sat 8 am - 11 pm
Sun 9 am - 5 pm



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Feb 26, 2011

Mr. Toast Pop-Up at Royal/T - Culver City

Royal/T is hosting a month long Mr.Toast Pop-Up shop (until Feb. 28) and I was there recently. After browsing Mr. Toast pop-up shop, we decided to sit down and have Royal/T high tea set.

CLICK HERE for pics from Hello Kitty Three Apples preview party at Royal/T

You can purchase plush, photo, etc

They also have pocky chopsticks and totes. I'm still thinking if I wanna get these pocky chopsticks or not.

Look at these boots..

Royal/T menu

We got Royal/T high tea set $19.50
Assorted canapes and desserts. Includes a small pot of tea of your choice. Tea was good, food was fine.

Our choice of tea was Budding Jasmine Rose tea

Nice aroma

cupcake, cheesecake, berries, cookie and burger

canapes: I think they are curried chicken salad, tuna tartar, salmon, and something.. not sure.

Rating (food): 3 / 5
Rating (service): 3 / 5
Repeat: Yes

8910 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

(310) 559-6300

Café: 10am - 5pm daily
Shop & Space: 10am - 6pm daily



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Feb 24, 2011

Ton-Chan ramen - San Gabriel

Newly opened Japanese ramen place in San Gabriel. Very small place. Maybe total 10 tables or under so I wouldn't come here during busy lunch/dinner time.
Also I guess because they are new, the service wasn't good enough. I hate keep asking for refills.

I ordered shoyu ramen + mentaiko bowl set $11.50, also gyoza and fried rice. Check their twitter page, because sometimes they are giving free gyoza and dessert.


Cha han fried rice $5.50
Rice, eggs, pork and green onions mixed with soy sauce combined to make the special bowl. Yes, it was oily and I liked it.

Gyoza $3.50
Their gyoza wasn't my favorite. It didn't taste like homemade, and also it wasn't warm. They also forgot to bring us the sauce.

Mentaiko bowl
I liked my mentaiko rice bowl. Recommended.

Tonkotsu Shoyu
Good flavor and good portion, I liked it. It came with egg, chashu, green onion and nori seaweed, plus you choose 2 extra toppings. For my extra toppings, I choose egg and corn. If I knew I'm getting egg without ordering as an extra, I didn't get one more egg. I wish they described to their menu.

Complimentary green tea ice cream.

For overall, good food, fair prices and yes, I'll go back.

Rating (food): 3.9 / 5
Rating (service): 3 / 5
Repeat: Yes

821 W Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776

(626) 282-3478

Mon-Sun 11 am - 10:30 pm



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Feb 23, 2011

Din Tai Fung - Arcadia

One of the most popular and famous dumpling restaurant in Arcadia. This place is always crowded, but the service is very fast and we never had to ask for refill, they always brought us everything we need before we ask.

CLICK HERE for pics from another Din Tai Fung restaurant

This is the menu

Juicy pork dumplings (10pcs) $7.25
1 minute after we placed our order, we got these dumplings. These are the most popular items on the menu, so I guess they always keep making it, otherwise we won't be getting these in 1 minute. It was good and juicy, but unfortunately, I could tell that these dumplings were sitting in the kitchen for a while. I wish they steamed after we placed our orders.

Shrimp & pork dumplings (10pcs) $7.75
Yes, these were good.

Don't try to bite only half, eat all in once, because all the juices will come out.

Sweet taro buns (2pcs) $3.60
I like taro, so I liked it. The bun was moist, not too sweet, perfect to end my meal.

Rating (food): 3.8 / 5
Rating (service): 4 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Din Tai Fung
1088 S Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007

(626) 446-8588

Mon-Fri 11 am - 2:30 pm
Mon-Fri 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sun 10:30 am - 9 pm



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