May 31, 2014

Otomisan - East L.A.

I've been wanting to go this place and I finally went there earlier this month.
This tiny hole in the wall restaurant has only 3 booths and a counter. We were there right before dinner time so we didn't have to wait at all. 20 minutes later, there were line. While we were here, someone was screaming "someone's car is getting ticket!" so watch out.

There were only one Japanese lady serving in front and the service was little slow. Also  I think yelp reviews are overrated. It wasn't good as I expected. But maybe whichever I ordered wasn't good and if I order something else, maybe I'm gonna like it..? Well, if I ever go back, I wanna try tempura or curry.


Sukiyaki bowl $9.95

I ordered beef teriyaki and pork cutlet dinner combination $12.50
comes with rice and miso soup

Unfortunately, pork cutlet was too tough and not juicy. For beef teriyaki, I didn't think I'm getting thinly sliced beef, so that was little disappointed and it was tasteless.

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

2506 1/2 E 1st St,
Los Angeles, CA 90033

(323) 526-1150

Mon-Sat:11:30am – 3:00pm, 4:30pm – 9:00pm
Closed on Sundays 

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May 28, 2014

Baby Blues BBQ - Venice, CA (2)

It's been 4 years since my last visit to Baby Blues BBQ. Here's some quick photo update.

CLICK HERE for pics from 2010

Grilled BBQ Tiger shrimp Market price. It was around $3-4 a piece.


The lasker burger $10.95

I think it was 3 different meats $28.95
with mac n' cheese and coleslaw

 shrimp, chicken smoked rice, collard greens, corn bread

Texas-style beef rib $25.95
I didn't try it but it was huge and looked delicious.

This is my Beef brisket plate $15.95
with mashed sweet potato and collard greens, comes with cornbread

Baby Blues BBQ
444 Lincoln blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

(310) 396-7675

Mon-Thu 11:30 am - 10 pm
Fri-Sat 11:30 am - 11 pm
Sun 12 pm - 10 pm

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May 23, 2014

The Classic Coffee - Downtown, L.A.

Downtown L.A. is a  hot spot now. They are keep opening more and more coffee bars and restaurants.  I love it. Not too long ago, Coffee Colab opened in DTLA, and now The Classic coffee. Big open space (like Bar Nine), serving intelligentsia coffee and pastries from Bread Lounge.


Fashionista $5
Espresso, syrup, with 2% milk
I absolutely enjoyed my drink.

1+1 $3.50

The Classic Coffee 
862 South Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

(213) 265-7549

Mon-Fri: 7am-8pm
Sat: 7am-10pm

May 21, 2014

Bite at the Beach 2014 in Manhattan Beach

Last Saturday, I went to Bite at the Beach event. If you love beer and food, this is the event for you. The event was big success, it was crowded but not too crowded so I can still grab the food easily and they didn't run out the food. I wish there were more tables.

I posted 46 pics on facebook. CLICK HERE for pics.

My favorite was bacon wrapped shrimp from Salt Creek Grill.

shrimp cake, ahi tuna, short rib, shrimp

strawberry and maple bacon crunch ice cream sandwich by MB creamery.

May 14, 2014

EXHIBIT R - Pasadena

About 2-3 weeks ago, I went to Exhibit R grand opening party in Pasadena. It's sandwich / cafe and it's connected with Tom N Tom's. Congrats to Jeremiah (He used to be the chef at Haus).

I really like the space. It's nice place to hang out or with your laptop. And everything is under $10.

Live music on grand opening party


Turkey sandwich. Yum

This is "Culture Shock" half size from the menu. $8

Pulled pork, hickory smoked Korean chili paste, sweet red onion, cilantro on sourdough batard, served with salad. Lots of pork with a touch of spiciness. We all liked it.

285 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 440-1212

Mon - Thurs: 7:30am-7:30pm
Fri - Sat: 7:30am-8:30pm
Sun: 7:30am-6:30pm

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