Jun 27, 2017

Japanese sweets at Azabu Sabo and Korean sweets at blutusk

It was back in November, I went to Azabu Sabo to try their Japanese desserts. Everything looks very Japannse, and I was so excited to try out. When we were there, it was little weird. I don't know because they don't speak English or not, but there were 2 workers but they both didn't speak. They won't come to refill, they won't check us out, they won't say yes, no, or thank you. Just weird. The food was okay, except soft ice cream. It was not good at all.

Wafu homemade hamburg $11.50

Salmon flakes on rice
Vanilla ice cream with warabi mochi and black sesame and shiratama $6.95
The portion was much smaller than I thought. You probably can't really tell from my pic, but it's small. We were all little disappointed with their soft ice cream. It wasn't what we expected. We thought it's more creamy and has more regular soft serve ice cream texture, but iIce cream was icier than we thought like sorbet texture. And taste wasn't that good.
Zenzai. Soft ice cream with shiratama dumplings and red bean $5.25
Matcha soft ice cream on baked sweet potato with black sesame $5.25

After Azabu Sabo, we stopped by at Blutusk in Sawtelle. We got Tusk Ice Cream + Delimanjoo combo $6. I always wanted try this and I did. But I didn't like it. Well, this place is closed now anyway.

Azabu Sabo (Westfield Culver City, located above Bath & Body Works)
6000 Sepulveda Blvd. Ste 2507
Culver City, CA 90230

(310) 391-8784

Mon-Sat:10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun:11:00 am - 7:00 pm


BluTusk (CLOSED)  
2130 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Jun 19, 2017

Ktown night market recap

Yes, I've been here every year since 2014, I think? This year, I was invited as a VIP, so I got to use VIP area, and I got to taste some food from the venders.  It was awesome, I hope I get the same experience next year, too!
CLICK HERE for pics from 2014.

I was here on Friday around 5pm so still not too crowded.

VIP area
VIP area
So I got to eat from these venders.
Isn't that cute??
Tacos from taco fix
Churro from taco fix

butter chicken curry from India Jones
Loco Moco from Manini Kine Grindz
Bangkok chicken sandwich from Spire Works
Dessert from Mix-E
Takoyaki from Sakura Monster
Jollies oysters from Jolly oysters
Live Santa Barbara uni
I posted video on Instagram. Check it out.
Lamar Odom was there. He's super tall!

VIP swags and some freebies.


Jun 18, 2017

Hakata Ikkousha - Little Tokyo

I believe this is the 3rd store in Los Angeles area. They have in Torrance, Costa Mesa, and now open in Little Tokyo. I had buy 1 get 1 free coupon so I decided to come here during soft opening.
I really liked ramen here. In my opinion, Shinsengumi has strong smell and I don't like it, but this place doesn't. I really liked both black ramen and shoyu ramen. Also service was good, too.


It describes how to eat tonkotsu ramen in delicious way.  We followed this. We had soup first, then soup and noodle together, then add some condiments, save some soup, then ordered kaedama (extra noodles).
Our order
Condiments - There's ramen sauce, garlic, etc
Complimentary spicy takana and ginger
Special fried chicken 1 piece $3.50
Each piece is pretty big. Juicy, crunchy outside, soft inside.
Tonkotsu black $8.90 + egg $1.50
Garlic flavor, their signature ramen, comes with chashu, menma, green onion.

Shoyu Hybrid $7.90 + egg $1.50 
Limited to 20 servings a day, comes with chashu, menma, green onion.

Hakata Ikkousha 
368 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Mon-Fri:11:00 am - 3:00 pm / 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat-Sun:11:00 am - 11:30 pm

Parking: street