February 2013 - Vegas and Food

Feb 28, 2013

Ganache Patisserie & Cafe By Nicol - Monterey Park

Open late, little cute cafe in Monterey Park. I really liked Lychee jelly cake. We also ordered yuzu mango cake but they forgot and they served last one to someone else so we didn't get it. It depends on what you order, some items are good, some are just ok.

Green iced latte $3.75
Green bean, milk. Little too much milk for me but it wasn't thick.

Lychee Jelly cream cup $4.95

A piece of bite size cake came with tea. Too sweet and greasy.

Rating: 3.6 / 5
Service: 3.3 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Ganache Patisserie & Cafe By Nicol 
141 N Atlantic Blvd
Monterey Park, CA 91754

(626) 943-8688

Mon-Thu, Sun 11:30 am - 11 pm
Fri-Sat 11:30 am - 1 am


La Monarca Bakery - Santa Monica

La Monarca Bakery is popular Mexican bakery in L.A. As some of you know, they recently opened another location in Pasadena. I do buy Mexican pastries often, but this place is absolutely the best for Mexican pastry shop. I wanted to buy just more than two pastries but if I buy more, I knew I'm gonna eat them all at once so I didn't. But I'm definitely going back for some croissants. They have varieties of croissants. 

Chocolate croissant $2.25 and Danes $2.25

La Monarca Bakery
1300 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 451-1114

Mon-Fri 6 am - 8 pm
Sat-Sun 7 am - 8 pm



Feb 25, 2013

Gourmet fortune cookie - Ladybug Fortune

I just received those beautiful fortune cookies. They are not only pretty, they are DELICIOUS. I couldn't stop eating them. Their gourmet fortune cookies are coated with white chocolate and sugar. Give them as a gift, whoever receive them will be happy.

"Lady Bug Fortune Cookie Company transforms the traditional fortune cookie into a personalized, fun and delicious treat. At Ladybug Fortune Cookie Company you can opt for a surprise fortune or write your own message. "

Received in good condition, without breaking


Mr coffee - Koreatown

 After clubbin' late night spot in Koreatown. Overpriced everything, but I like decor. Clean and not over crowded. Drinks and food are average. .. ok, not so good compared to the other cafes.

Green tea latte $5.95

I think it was sweet potato latte $5.95

Tea $5.50

Cheesecake $5.50

My brioche $3.50
I know it look like cinnamon bun or something.. It was dry and not good at all

French Classic Crepe $7

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

Mr Coffee 
537 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90020
 (213) 389-6767

Mon-Thu, Sun 10 am - 3 am
Fri-Sat 10 am - 4 am


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Mo-Chica - Downtown

I came here for lunch special. For $15, you get 2 sides, one entree of your choice and dessert. My choice of entree was stew and my friend's choice was risotto.

"Mo-chica is a vibrant, urban restaurant serving Chef Ricardo Zarate’s modern interpretations on traditional Peruvian comfort food."


pasta salad, cucumber, mayonnaise

Quinoa risotto, wild mushrooms, Parmesan, parsley infused oil
My friend's entree. I didn't try it.

Peruvian sun dried tomato stew, crispy pork belly, peanuts, chimichurri

I knew it's gonna be little fatty but I had to try it. My stew was very nice. Soft, little spicy, flavorful.

Bite size cake with berry sauce

Rating: 4.3 / 5
Service: 4 / 5
Repeat: Yes

514 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

 (213) 622-3744

Mon-Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon-Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm



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Feb 24, 2013

Aventine Hollywood

New late night hang out place recently opened up in Hollywood. This time, we didn't have any alcohol, just here for the food. We had good food and good service. Yes, everything was delicious. The decor reminds me of Hinoki & the bird in Century City.

"Aventine Hollywood is a distinctive new addition to the Los Angeles dining scene, and showcases Adolfo Veronese’s signature bold Italian flavors with a refined twist. The menu highlights local produce as well as a bounty of artisanal and house made ingredients. Chef Veronese offers a variety of sharing appetizers and individual plates, giving diners an authentic and unique social dining experience. "


We started off with complimentary bread that came in a box.

Soft, spongy, tasty

Cozze E Vongole $15
Steamed mussels and clams, white wine, garlic, pickled ginger, fresh tomato broth

Gamberoni $16
Sauteed prosciutto wrapped jumbo shrimp, sage, balsamic glaze

Daily special Risotto with sausage

Pizza Pancetta (with half no cheese) $15
Roasted brussels sprouts, caramelized onions, toasted hazelnuts

It was too salty yet good flavor. I liked it but salty!

Banana Tiramisu $9
Housemade ladyfingers, mascarpone cream

..so rich

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

Aventine Hollywood
1607 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 500-0969

Mon-Thu 5:30 pm - 11 pm
Fri-Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed on Sundays



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