Nov 25, 2015

Private Party Restaurant - Monterey Park

Brand new hotpot place. They have 5 different flavors of soups. You get to choose 2 different types of soups for hotpot. We had house spicy pot and lamb soup pot. I personally liked lamb soup. Spicy soup was little too greasy for me, also it wasn't so spicy. We tried different types of fish balls, lobster balls, meats, seafood, etc and I enjoyed them all. The only thing is that the service needs to be improved. They put most of our orders to the next table, including all the meat, and veggies we ordered. I mean, we were all same group, sitting at long table, but since we ordered separately, I wish they didn't mixed up. Because of that, we didn't get some of the stuff we ordered.

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beef tripe


pork belly

fishballs and lobster balls

fishballs with roe

Some of yelpers with workers

Private Party Restaurant
111 N Atlantic Blvd Ste 349
Monterey Park, CA 91754

(626) 872-0599

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Yalmeh Glorifying Vitamin C Toner


Introducing Yalmeh Glorifying Vitamin C Toner. I've tried Yalmeh products before and I really like their products. And their packages are always cute.  This toner does have unique smell, but as soon as I put it on my face, my face was moisturized.

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Nov 18, 2015

Win two tickets to LA Weekly's holiday party,Sips And Sweets


In its second year, will feature over 20 of the city's top bakers, over 20 of LA's most respected mixologists and more than 25 artisanal craftspeople. Sample delicious confections, sip on handcrafted cocktails and shop for amazing holiday gifts and trinkets all in one place. Curated by the LA Weekly's own food critic Besha Rodell and Roxana Jullapat, this eating, drinking and shopping extravaganza is one not to be missed.

You can purchase the tickets below. But I'm also giving away 2 general admission tickets on instagram. All you have to do is follow VegasAndFood and LA weekly on instagram, like the post, and comment on the page. If you don't have instagram, you can leave comments on this page.

The contest ends 11/25.

Sips & Sweets

Saturday, December 12, 2015
8pm – 11pm with a VIP Hour from 7pm – 8pm
Magic Box @ The REEF

1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

21+ event. All guests must have a valid ID for entry.   

LA Weekly The Essentials 2016 with exclusive presale code


Yes, it's time for this event again! I went to last year and it was amazing! CLICK HERE to check my pics and videos from last year. You do NOT wanna miss this event!

L.A. Weekly is excited to present The Essentials at the California Market Center in DTLA, on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. for LA Weekly's signature food and wine extravaganza. Curated by our award-winning food writers, the event showcases signature bites from restaurants featured in our 99 Essentials restaurant issue that hits stands the same week. Along with great food, guests will enjoy wine from top-shelf wineries, cocktail samples from our liquor partners, as well as non-alcoholic sips and shopping in our vendor village.

Guests can expect more of LA's hottest chefs, wineries and homegrown Los Angeles vendors, all in our expanded California Market Center Penthouse. Take in 360° views of stunning DTLA as you enjoy samples of the best food and drink this city has to offer.

Confirmed restaurants include: Animal, a.o.c, Baroo, Bestia, Beverly Soon Tofu, Broken Spanish, Cassia, Chengdu Taste, Chichen Itza, Coni'Seafood, Crossroads, Guelaguetza, Guerrilla Tacos, ink, Jitlada Southern Thai, Jon & Vinny's, Kiriko Sushi, Kogi BBQ, La Casita Mexicana, Le Comptoir, Lucques, Luv2eat Thai Bistro, Mariscos Jalisco, Mélisse, Night + Market, Park's BBQ, Philippe the Original, Pot, Providence, Racion, RedBird, Republique, RiceBar, Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen, Sotto, Spago, Sqirl, Szechuan Impression, Terrine, The Hungry Cat and Wexler's Deli with more to come!

Tickets go on presale Tuesday, 11/17 and on sale to the general public on Monday, 11/23 at 10 a.m.

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Nov 15, 2015

Izakaya Gazen - Little Tokyo

This place used to be Fickle. I would say this is my second favorite Japanese Izakaya restaurant in Little Tokyo. *My favorite in Little Tokyo is Kinjiro. The service was awesome, they were friendly, and also keep checking us so we never had to ask for refill, etc. The food was good.

Homemade tofu sampler$10.75
black sesame, original, creamy
They were all very creamy.

Grilled beef tongue with homemade salt base onion sauce $13

Gazen style deep fried chicken $7.50
It's marinated so it was flavorful.

Ahi Poke $12.50

Omelet noodle $9.75
Japanese style yakisoba noodle with simmered beef and dashi infused omelet

Torotaku ( negitoro + takuan pickle) $7.50
Just some simple cut roll and that's what I wanted. delicious.

Cream "OHAGI" $6.50
Mochi rice mousse with vanilla ice cream and azuki cream sauce
This was my least favorite. Just because I don't like ohagi in general. Ohagi is made with sticky rice and it's sweet. Personally, I don't like any desserts made with sticky rice.

Sweet potato mochi with earl grey sauce $6.50
Homemade sweet potato mochi with vanilla ice cream and sweet black tea syrup
Now this was very good, deep fried sweet potato mochi and sweet potato chip on top.

Izakaya Gazen
362 E 1st St,
Los Angeles, CA 90012

 (213) 613-1415

Sun-Thurs: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
Fri & Sat: 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Nov 13, 2015

Lock & Key - Koreatown

Lock and Key, not only serving delicious cocktails, they are also serving delicious food. This place has ramen burger, which was delicious, and you also wanna try lollipop chicken wings. They were so tasty. I totally loved everything I had here. They have little back patio too.

Pear flower $12 and Strawberry mule $12


Lollipop chicken wings $9
with coleslaw

Vegetarian ramen burger $9 + egg $2
Ramen noodle bun, vegetarian patty, baby arugula, scallion, shoyu glaze + egg

Lock & Key 
239 S Vermont Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90004

(213) 389-5625

Closed on Mondays
Tue-Sat:7:00pm - 2:00am
Sun:5pm - 12am

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