Monday, August 18, 2008

NomNoms: Restaurante Guelaguetza (Los Angeles)

This is a Oaxacan restaurant but I've had bad experiences with the typical Oaxacan dish of mole, so I decided to go a different route and ordered something else.

The best horchata in the world - with chopped nuts and cactus fruit puree

Botana de Molotes - fried corn dough filled with potatoes and chorizo


3014 W. Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, August 16, 2008

NomNoms: Wakasan (Los Angeles)

I've been dying to do an omakase meal (which is a chef's choice type experience), but it's so expensive! I found out about Wakasan through Yelp. It is extremely reasonably priced at $35 per person for 13 courses. However, some of the courses seemed to be fillers and were not very impressive.

Marinated spinach

Marinated bean sprouts and seaweed

Potato salad

Cold marinated eggplant

Sashimi - scallops, tuna, and amberjack

Grilled salmon

King crab legs

Soup of beef, vermicilli, and potato

Fried chicken and slaw

Rice with ikura (salmon roe) and uni (sea urchin)

Miso soup

Egg custard

Red bean ice cream

1929 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Workout LA: Malibu Creek State Park

Malibu Creek State Park
1925 Las Virgenes Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

NomNoms: Boule (Los Angeles)

Beautiful macarons - fleur de sel, pistachio, chocolate,
meyer lemon, and apple jacks

Walnut fig bread

408 N. La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

NomNoms: Philippe the Original (Los Angeles)

Philippe the Original opened in 1908 and is the home of the French dip. It's definitely a blast from the past, plus delicious and cheap.

Beef double-dip, side of dill pickles, $0.60 iced tea

Philippe the Original
1001 Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012