Last night I had dinner at Ikko in Costa Mesa with Peian and Branden. My advice to all that decide to have dinner at Ikko, call ahead to make reservations. The restaurant is small and I noticed that people take their sweet time eating and chatting, including my friends and I. We heard the proportions were small so we ordered a bunch of dishes to share.
One of my favorite dishes, which I couldn’t figure out how to take a nice picture of, was the steamed egg custard with crab meat. It was very smooth or “滑” and it reminded me of a time when my grandma used to make her steamed egg dish plain. Unlike now, grandma decided that she needs to add vermicelli or anchovies. I disagree with the new additions, but what can a granddaughter do? Tell her 92 year old grandma “no”. Well I did tell her “no” and she ignored me. *sigh* I thought the dishes were quite interesting so I think I’ll be coming back again. I just wished Ikko wasn’t so far away from where I live.