Aug 26, 2017

Cafe Bora - Koreatown

Cafe Bora is one of the popular cafe in Seoul, Korea. In fact, I was planning to visit them in Korea during my trip to Korea. But they opened in Koreatown recently, so of course I had to try! This place is definitely perfect place for girl's hang out. Bring your girlfriend here if you wanna make her happy.

Everything is made from scratch (such as Tiramisu, sweet potato, red bean, everything.) with all natural ingredients. Also all their desserts are not too sweet, which I like.


Purple sweet potato ice cream 
It's one of my favorite of all. A must try
Purple sweet potato bingsoo (shaved ice)
Matcha bingsoo
Purple sweet potato tiramisu and matcha tiramisu, served in a cute bamboo steamer
When you order purple sweet potato bingsoo, it also comes with purple chips, and extra purple sweet potato sauce. That sauce is the dumb. So good.

Yuzu water, purple sweet potato latte, and matcha latte

Cafe Bora (Gaju Market) 
450 S Western Ave Fl 3
Los Angeles, CA 90020

(213) 252-8700

Open 7 days a week:12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Aug 14, 2017

Bombay Palace - Beverly Hills

Bombay Palace is known for delicious dishes with extraordinary combinations of flavors, delicate seasonings, full flavored spices, yogurt based marinades and complex tastes, serving authentic Northern Indian food since 1985. The food was great, and everything is made from scratch.


House made pickles and sauces.
We started off with delicious cocktails.
Bombay Martini / Mango Tini / Mango Mojito / Palace special
stuffed naan / garlic naan / kabab platter
Raita - whipped yogurt with cucumbers.
The owner recommended to eat this with naan.
Kashmiri Naan - stuffed with mixed dried fruits and nuts.
It was my first time seeing and trying stuffed naan, it was really delicious, with a hint of sweetness.
Chef special kabab platter - chef special kebab samplings; noorarni kebab, chicken tikka, boti kebab, and seekh kebab.

Lobster Masala - cubed lobster with a blend of freshly ground spices and herbs cooked in a bhuna sauce.
Chicken Tikka Masala - Barbecued cubed chicken cooked with tomatoes, onions, and yogurt.
Rogan Josh - classic lamb curry
Baingan Bharta - eggplant grilled over charcoal, mashed and cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger and spices.
Chana Peshawari - chickpeas slowly simmered with tart pomegranate seeds cooked with onions, tomatoes, and spices.
Pulao - Basmati pulao cooked with cumin, cardamom, cloves, and saffron
Kashmiri Pulao - Long grain rice cooked with dry fruits, nuts, and saffron, it's little sweeter than regular rice.
Mango Kulfi - Indian ice cream
It's house made. Delicious.
Pistachio Kulfi
Carrot Halwa - Flourless carrot cake served with coconut-pineapple ice cream
It was little too sweet for me.

Bombay Palace 
8690 Wilshire Blvd,
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

(310) 659-9944

Mon-Thurs:11:30AM–2:45PM, 5:30–10:30PM
Friday:11:30AM–2:45PM, 5:30–11PM
Saturday:12–3PM, 5:30–11PM
Sunday:12–3PM, 5:30–10:30PM

Aug 4, 2017

Mama Lion - Koreatown

Mama Lion, new supperclub opened in Koreatown about 3 months ago. This place is similar to Terra Cotta, high-end design, upscale restaurant.  The chef is Michael Hung, who used to be a chef at Faith & Flower and Viviane. This place is very reasonable if you come here during happy hour. You get to try some of their popular food and cocktails for only $6.01 and you won't be disappointed. Everything I ate was really delicious.

Smothered tater tots - braised shortrib ragout,aged cheddar cheese 
One of the most popular appetizer here. Delicious as it looks.
Hamachi tartare - Asian pear, Korean chili, roasted sesame vinaigrette
Alaskan king crab cocktail - Avocado, Tomatillo salsa, grapefruit and smoked creme fraiche
Fresh bucatini pasta - Asparagus, braised leeks, pork sausage, 63 Degree egg

Sun God - Tequila, Ancho Reyes, House-made tangerine cordial, habanero shrub, cucumber, mint
This one was my favorite.
Black Swan - Cardamom-infused vodka, kahlua, cold brew, vanilla, coconut form 
If you love coffee like me, a must try.
Royal Hawaiian - House rum blend, blue curaƧao, fresh pineapple, cinnamon syrup
Dinner menu

Mama Lion 
601 S Western Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 377-5277


Dress to impress: no shorts, jerseys, hoodies, ball caps, flip-flops, sandals, tennis shoes or athletic shoes.