Jun 28, 2011

Bourbon street cafe - Koreatown

After Myung Dong Donkatsu, we wanted some coffee, so we stopped by at Bourbon street cafe. If you want some good quality coffee with good prices in Koreatown, here's the place to go.


Croissant is $4.5, and I think other baked goods are $3.5

Cappuccino $3.50
Good quality, smooth, not overpriced for coffee drinks like most other cafes in Koreatown.

Croissant $4.50
It's not cheap, in fact, it cost more than my cappuccino, but I've been wanting to try Breadbar, so I shared with my friend. I loved it, but I probably just get croissant at Paris Baguette for less price.

Rating (food): 4.5 / 5
Rating (service): 3.5 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Bourbon street cafe
698 S Vermont Ave. Unit 103
Los Angeles, CA 90005

(213) 388-7888

Mon-Fri 8 am - 10 pm
Sat 11 am - 10 pm



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Jun 27, 2011

Newly opened Myeongdong Donkasu in Koreatown

Newly opened tonkatsu place Myeongdong Donkasu in Koreatown (It's in the same mall with Kobawoo). I purchased coupon on ASSA coupon, so my tonkatsu was $5 instead of $9.25.
The menu is simple, only 6 items to choose from. Small place, the staff were VERY friendly and nice to us. Since this place just opened, there were not many customers, so we were chatting with the staff. I think they were saying the chef was trained at some famous Tonkatsu restaurant in Tokyo, and using that recipe.


Fillet Pork Cutlet $9.25, comes with rice and soup. No banchan like other Korean restaurants.

I choose fillet, because it's less fattening. I'm not a big fan of tonkatsu, and I never been to any other tonkatsu restaurants, so I can't compare with other places, but cabbage was watery, and my tonkatsu was ok, but nothing outstanding. Sure, I might be back for $5, but I wouldn't pay $10.

Rating (food): 3.4 / 5
Rating (service): 4 / 5
Repeat: Maybe

Myeongdong Donkasu
698 S. Vermont Ave. #111
Los Angeles, CA 90005

(213) 365-2200

11:00 AM ~ 9:30 PM (7 days)


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Jun 26, 2011

Mandarin House - Koreatown

Mandarin House, where famous for Blackbean noodles (Jajangmyeon). I never had blackbean noodles before but I've wanted to try for years. They have several locations. To be honest, I didn't like side dishes, but I really enjoyed entrees. Blackbean noodles and fried rice were delicious, and the portion was big.


kimchi and raw onion. I guess you eat onion with that black bean sauce.

Probably not homemade. Taste like store bought and not good kimchi.

Blackbean noodles aka chachiang mein (jajangmyeon) (#6 on the menu/noodle) $7.30

Tasteless egg drop soup. I think it comes with noodles. No, not good.

Assorted fried rice $8.80

Rating (food): 4 / 5
Rating (service): 3.5 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Mandarin House (Koreatown Plaza)
928 S Western Ave. Ste 147
Los Angeles,CA 90006

(213) 386-4588


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Jun 23, 2011

bap pul food truck

Brand new kimbap food truck in los Angeles area.

$3.50 for one roll, $6.00 for two rolls. I ordered two rolls, chicken and spam.
I enjoyed my kimbap. After I finished eating, I wanted get more.

Spicy Soy Lime chicken, vinegar pickled radish, and cilantro (pic right)
Spam, perilla leaf, butter kimchi, egg, and yellow pickled radish (pic left)

Well, my rolls already had enough flavor, so I really didn't need to use any sauce but I tried them all anyway. Some of the sauces were very spicy (I like spicy :))




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Jun 22, 2011

La Brea Bakery - Los Angeles

I've been wanted to come here for years. I didn't know they also have scones and other pastries.
While I was taking pics of inside the store, the lady told me I can't take photos. Oh well.
I was on my way to Melrose, but I decided to have a bite, because they look so delicious. Well, I ended up eating them all. They were just so delicious, I couldn't stop eating.

While I was sitting and eating outside, I saw some model looking cool L.A. people walking into this bakery. This was the moment I felt like "This is so Los Angeles".

Artichoke snack bread $3

Mixed berry scone $4

I know it doesn't look like scone at all. The bun was very soft, it really go well with berries.

Rating (food): 4.5 / 5
Rating (service): 2 / 5
Repeat: Yes

La Brea Bakery
624 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-6813



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