Apr 28, 2011

Bonjour French Pastry - Gardena

This place is good, but I prefer Patisserie Chantilly better. There are only about 5 tables, very tiny Japanese pastry place. Also I believe cash only.

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caramel choux
It's probably around $3. It was good, but it was hard to cut with fork.

chestnut roll $4
The chocolate was a bit too sweet.

Rating (food): 3.5 / 5
Rating (service): 3.5 / 5
Repeat: Yes

BonJour French Pastry
18222 S Western Ave
Gardena,CA 90248
(310) 323-1468

Tue-Fri 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sun 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
CLOSED on Mondays



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PAPAYA KING goes mobile with Los Angeles area food truck

Papaya King Food Truck will make appearances throughout Southern California and give away thousands of free hot dogs in April and May.

Papaya King Truck stops will only be announced a few hours before each stop on Facebook and Twitter. To stay up to date on the Papaya King Truck’s schedule visit www.facebook.com/papayaking or www.twitter.com/papayakingla.

Papaya King Hollywood is scheduled to open in mid 2011 to one of Hollywood’s world-famous intersections at Hollywood Blvd. and Wilcox Ave. To learn more about Papaya King visit www.PapayaKing.com.

Widely considered New York’s best hot dog for nearly 80 years, Papaya King is known for inventing the magical combination of tropical drinks and freshly grilled franks using only the highest quality natural ingredients. From ‘the Original’ combo of two franks and a papaya drink to specialty franks like the ‘Side on Top,’ Papaya King’s menu has developed a loyal following from food critics and celebrities to every day New Yorkers and visitors from around the globe.

Apr 21, 2011

Bosco bakery cafe - Koreatown

About a month ago, Bosco bakery opened inside Koreatown Plaza. Freshly baked pastries everyday with some free samples. They have good varieties of pastries, cakes, chocolate, sandwiches, ice pops, coffee drinks and shaved ice. Also there is a sitting area.

I tried tiramisu cake at Kickboxing class (because I took a class on Randy Kim's birthday), and it was very good.


Salad bread $2.50
The bun was a little too greasy, because it's deep fried, but it tastes good.

French Toast $1
Yummy french toast

Chestnut tart $4

I think this is croissant with sweet potato inside $2, flaky and delicious. One of my favorite.

Melon spinach castella with butter cream $4

drink menu

strawberry lemonade $3.75, Iced green tea $3, vanilla and coffee ice pops
Ice pops are very good. You can see real vanilla beans in vanilla ice pop.

One of the signature drink here. They use real strawberries. Yum.

Rating (food): 4.2 / 5
Rating (service): 4.3 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Bosco bakery cafe (koreatown plaza)
928 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90006

(213) 388-7008


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Apr 20, 2011

Coffee Hyanggee - Koreatown

After I had a dinner at Yuchun restaurant in the same mall, I saw this hidden coffee place. I never knew there is a coffee shop. This place is not on yelp or urbanspoon, and nobody mentioned before.

Little sitting area, warm atmosphere, I like that. The workers were very nice. There were two young Korean guys were sitting on the sofa, but after I placed my latte, they encouraged me to sit down while I was waiting for my latte. That was sweet.

The drinks menu are very common, but the prices are lower compared to other Koreatown cafes.

Green tea latte $4.25
Unfortunately, this green tea latte wasn't the best I've had, but still good.

Rating (drink): 3.3 / 5
Rating (service): 4.3 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Coffee Hyanggee
3195 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90006


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Apr 15, 2011

All you can eat Brazilian BBQ at M grill in Koreatown

I've been to all you can eat Brazilian BBQ only once before, and I had such a bad experience. Since then, I avoided Brazilian buffet. Well, M Grill was my second time Brazilian BBQ and I am very happy that I was invited. The service was great, the workers and the owner were very nice and friendly, also the food was tasty. All their pineapple were juicy and sweet. I liked my cocktail, grilled pineapple, and pineapple from salad bar. I really enjoyed dining here. Don't think Koreatown is only for Korean food.

LUNCH $19.99
DINNER $39.99

Early Bird Special $31.99
Mon-Thu from 5:30-6 and Sun from 5-6pm

Prices include all the items from the grill, salad bar and hot buffet. Beverages, desserts, tax and gratuity are additional.

*Reservations highly recommended.

2nd floor

Appetizers/cocktails menu

drink menu

dessert menu

salad bar

cheese bread balls
I don't like cheese, but somehow I couldn't stop eating these..

From salad bar

Empanadas (beef/cheese) $5 from Appetizer menu

Caipirinha (pineapple) $9
Traditional Brazilian drink with fresh pineapple. So good.

grilled vegetables, moqueca de mariscos, strogonofe, sauce for the meat

Garlic chicken

Garlic chicken, sausage, beef rib, sirloin, picanha

mashed yucca, fried yucca, cream of corn, pasta of the day,bamboo shoot, ham, pineapple

Grilled pineapple with cinnamon

chicken hearts (top left), garlic beef (bottom)

lamb chop
Little salty but tasty. Don't forget to ask for lamb chop.

Berry flambe $9
Vanilla ice cream covered with fruits flambeed in dark rum and sugar. You can't tell from the picture, but it came in a big glass.

Rating (food): 4.2 / 5
Rating (service): 5 / 5
Repeat: Yes

M Grill
3832 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010

(213) 389-2770

Mon-Fri 11:30 am - 2 pm
Mon-Thu 5:30 pm - 9 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun 5 pm - 8:30 pm



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