My only DineLA reservation this round was at The Bazaar. I’ve heard some interesting things about the food and I’m glad the DineLA menu wasn’t a disappointment, because sometimes it can be. Actually sometimes it can be a total fail.
Have you ever seen such a long list of water?
Philly Cheesesteak. Air bread topped with wagyu beef, and filled with cheddar. Time sensitive but totally delicious.
Dungeness Crab. Umm… perhaps a bit too salty?
Jicama Wrapped Guacamole. Tasted like jicama and guacamole. Looks cute though.
I’m not 100% sure that this was the wagyu beef chorizo thing that I ordered. Perhaps they messed up my order? I hope it really wasn’t sausage made of wagyu beef because that would’ve been a waste. This was just meh. The egg was perfect though.
Wild Mushroom Rice. Tasty but I think my friend Dana’s is better.
They did good with the scallops.
Can’t say that I’m a fan. Sorry.
Pon Con Chocolate. I’m not a fan of flan, but in my opinion, this was quite tasty. That’s probably because the flan wasn’t in typical flan form (you know that glob of yellow thing that reminds you of jello).
Suenos de Chocolate. Yep that’s a chocolate martini with toasted marshmallow on top. Amazing!
At the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills
465 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
I tried the dry hot pot at Tasty Dining in San Gabriel last night with Louise and Will. I think I like how the Wuhan people do their dry hot pot. The food was good and I didn’t smell like my dinner afterwards, but that might be because we had dinner early and there weren’t that many customers yet. Louise and I shared the lamb pot and Will ordered the vegetarian. I know the lamb was supposed to be the main focus in our pot, but I didn’t much care for it. MY MAIN FOCUS was the non-expensive stuff, the potatoes, celery, cauliflower, tofu and wide vermicelli. They soaked up the flavors well and were delicious. I’ll never look at potatoes and celery the same way ever again. Ok maybe that was a little exaggerated.
Tasty Dining (where that one Lollicup used to be).
301 W. Valley Blvd., Suite 101
San Gabriel, CA 91776
We had a girls day outing today in the South Bay where it was nice and cool. It was great to leave the hot and humid 90 degree weather of the San Gabriel Valley and hang out near (not on) the beach. Dana, Grace, Lena and I watched an afternoon showing of Moonrise Kingdom, which was very good and then had dinner at MB Post. I’ve only had brunch here once so I was excited to finally try their dinner menu.
bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuit (w/maple butter) & fleur de sel pretzel
fee fi fo fum fries
soft shell blue crab lettuce wrap
roasted brussels sprouts (w/emmental, hazelnuts, sage)
asparagus and poached jidori egg
skirt steak w/ grilled broccolini & red chimichurri
vietnamese caramel pork jowl on papaya salad
steamed mussels w/ green curry, Chinese sausage, and rice
I just oh so love the bacon cheddar biscuit. The only thing that I didn’t like was the sausage in the green curry and the papaya salad (too much fish sauce). Actually I’m a little offended that there was Chinese sausage in the green curry. It’s just…wrong.
Manhattan Beach Post
1142 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
On Saturday, my cousins and I had dinner at Chotto, an izakaya located in the Marina area of San Francisco. I had wanted to try the food here since it opened (was it early or mid last year?). The dishes were on the pricier side compared to the izakayas in LA, but I was dining in the Marina. It shouldn’t have been a surprise. The food was good so I have no complaints. Okay that was a lie. I didn’t particularly care for the insane amount of cabbage that was sitting on the bottom of my bowl of ramen. Oh and was it weird that everyone in my family ordered their own bowl of ramen? I did quite enjoy the bacon mochi and the gyutan (it’s tongue, don’t judge me) though.
The lanterns separating our private room from the rest of the restaurant.
Kushiyaki Sampler (kamo, kyu, negima, tontoro)
Karamiso Tonkotsu – I added the egg.
I think I’m going to attempt to make the bacon mochi at home. Wish me luck.
3317 Steiner St. (btw Chestnut & Lombard)
San Francisco, CA 94123
Thank you Louise for writing about your dining experience at Hui Tou Xiang and then accompanying me for my first meal there. We ordered a cold dish of marinated squid (小魷魚), pork soup dumplings (小籠包), the Hui Tou pork (回頭豬肉), and a pork and leek pancake (豬肉韭菜盒子). On top of serving good food, the restaurant staff were also very friendly, which is rare in a Chinese restaurant located in the San Gabriel Valley. Is it weird that I didn’t order any noodles? I think so. I’m going to have to go back very soon to try the noodles.
Hui Tou Xiang Noodle House
704 W. Las Tunas Dr. Ste 5
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 281 – 91776