Feb 28, 2012

California Burrito Grill - Koreatown

Thanks to Groupon, I got free $10 credits so I decided to use it at this place. Yes, all the food below were totally free. Since I'm not familiar with Mexican food, I was keep asking questions to the guy but he was very nice and helped me a lot. I basically got whatever he recommended.


Well, I guess one is pork and one is beef. For tacos, you choose any meat you want. They'll give you so much meat.

Taco $1.95

Taco $1.95

Burrito $5.95
meat, rice, beans, salsa, and sauce

Rating: 3.6 / 5
Service: 4 / 5
Repeat: Yes

California Burrito Grill
4059 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90020

 (213) 389-7770

Mon-Thu, Sun 11 am - 11 pm
Fri-Sat 11 am - 1 am



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Big Man Bakes - Downtown, L.A.

I was in the area while Downtown artwork last year, I was like "oh my god, there is Big Man Bakes!" I just had to go inside even I'm not a cupcake person. I liked cupcakes. I thought it's gonna be too sweet for me, but it wasn't.

I think they are mini red velvet and chocolate cupcakes, $1 each.

carrot cupcake

He gave me a free carrot cupcake above. Yay! Thank you!

Rating: 3.4 / 5
Service: 4 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Big Man Bakes
413 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 617-9100

Mon-Thu 11 am - 8 pm
Fri 11 am - 12 am
Sat 10 am - 12 am



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Feb 27, 2012

Cacao Coffee House - West L.A.

Me and my twitter friend had some time before my reservation at Plan Check, so we decided to grab a cup of coffee at Cacao. I did like my latte and this place open till 3am! 

Bad Ass Brownies caught my eye.


Cafe latte (m) $3.50

Rating: 3.5 / 5
Service: 3 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Cacao Coffee House
11609 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 473-7283 

Mon-Sun 9 am - 3 am



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Feb 26, 2012

Ozero Tea & Desserts - Little Tokyo

New boba tea place opened up in Little Tokyo. I didn't get boba, I just got some cakes. Their cakes are not homemade, disappointed although I did like cakes I had. This is a good place to kill my time.

Not many choices. There were cream puffs, chiffon cake, chocolate cake, cheesecake, pie, and mousse, I think. Each slice of cake is $3.75.

Taro cake $3.75

Green tea chiffon cake $1.50

Rating: 3.4 / 5
Service: 4 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Ozero Tea & Desserts
131 Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012


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Feb 25, 2012

Myung In Dumplings - Koreatown

I visited here back in April, 2011. Highly rated on Yelp, everyone says it's good even "B" rating.  But when I came here, there were only one other customers, more crowded next door (well, the next door was brand new place, and cheap). I wasn't impressed with the food here and also not cheap compare to some other dumpling places in Koreatown.


I'm guessing maybe they used to be very good.


Spicy steam dumplings with shrimp (8pcs) $9

Shao Mai (10pcs) $9

Rating: 3.6 / 5
Service: 4 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Myung In Dumplings
3109 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90006

(213) 381-3568 


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Feb 20, 2012

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar - West L.A.

Another new delicious burger place is opening on Sawtelle. Food's from a former Umami guy. It's still soft opening, I was lucky that I could try this place through Thrillist and got 30% off on food. They don't open to the public until the 22nd.

Our drinking glasses smelled like an eggshell. I couldn't drink water. I asked to change the glass to the new one right before we leave.


PCB $10
Akaushi red wagyu beef, ketchup leather, savory onions, mixed pickles, crunch bun

I don't know how they did it, but the burger was tasty. I really enjoyed crunchy toasted bun.

Southern fry sandwich $10
smokey fried jidori chicken, duck breast ham, pickles

There were two big pieces of chicken! Fried chicken was very juicy. I enjoyed combination of fried chicken, duck ham, and crunch bun. I really like this crunch bun.

Fresh cut fries $5
Skin on kennebecs, beef tallow, smoked salt, fresh ketchup.
I liked ketchup. It was sweet with a touch of spiciness. 

Cruller donuts $5
cooked to order, cream, banana

Rating: 4 / 5
Service: 4 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
1800 Sawtelle Blvd
West Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 288-6500

Mon-Thu, Sun 11 am - 12 am
Fri-Sat 11 am - 2 am



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