breakfast: berries + brioche with nutella
It was hotter than 90 degree today. Hoo!
I was supposed to meet my friend for lunch at Oumi Sasaya, a udon noodle place, but they were temporarily closed for vacation. So we went Eboshi Ramen instead.
I love hot noodle soup, any kind. Today was an exception. It was too hot to take any hot ramen, so I ordered Tsuke-men. It is supposed that noodle is cold and soup is hot. I can’t believe that they just separate every element of hiyashichuuka (cold noodle), which is not Tsuke-men at all. I am totally upset, but a main purpose is a get-together with a friend and I just let it go. So disappointing, anyway.
2383 Lomita Blvd Ste 116
Lomita, CA 90717
My husband fixed one of his cooking repertories, Okonomiyaki! Yay! How nice someone cooks for me.
Since it was still very hot in the evening, we went to get a cold dessert.
Because we have collected 10 punches on the loyalty card, this was free. Yay!!
My lunch buddy took us to a new place today.
We ordered Bánh bèo chén as appetizer and egg noodle soup with fried shrimp wonton.
Bánh bèo chén, rice flour cake with shrimp paste and pork (5 chén) $5.00
It comes with five little plates with colorful shrimp, which excited me so much. It is to eat simply with fish sauce. Very nice!
Hủ Tiếu, egg noodle soup with fried shrimp wonton, shrimp, squid, pork, chicken, fish cake and imitation crab $7.50
I love this clear broth. It is better than a Japanese ramen. Very light but flavorful. They amazingly offer a lot of toppings.
Thai Lai Restaurant
14221 S. Prairie Ave
Hawthorne, CA 90250
breakfast: veggie juice, strawberry, blueberry + soba noodle
dinner: kale salad + broccoli pasta
Today, we learned how to make a hand made pasta for lasagna.
antipasto: insalata di pollo profumata al tartufo, baby lettuce, chicken, truffle oil
This is nicely but simply seasoned with rich truffle oil, EVOO, salt and pepper. It would be a weekend brunch menu with a glass of mimosa or something.
lasagna with pesto Genovese & Béchamel sauce
Believe it or not, this is a lasagna. I’ve never seen anything like this before. The instructor, who learned and worked in Italy says lasagna pasta is better to be thin like paper. Genovese and Béchamel are a perfect match too.
I skipped dinner.
OMG. We fell in love with this place. This was our second visit. Initially, Restaurant.com certificate brought us here. Nearly a year before that my friend actually recommended it as well. We truly enjoyed everything here at the first time. Today, we confirm that it is one of our favorites in LA.
I love literally everything on the plate.
It is a casual restaurant where you order at the counter and they bring food to your table. However, they treat customers very well with smile. A young girl working at the cashier today was so cute!
We decided to try some dessert too. Vaklava has earthy flavor with pistachio. I really don’t know what knaafa is, but it is like cheese cake for me.
I want to try chicken shawarma and lamb chop next time.
2350 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
breakfast: assorted 85C Bakery breads + hazelnut flavored coffee
We usually go out for dinner on Friday night, but I feel like staying home and enjoying a comfortable dinner.
Most of ramen kit sold at supermarkets tastes as good as one at a ramen restaurant. However, this noodle is too sticky, chewy and floury 😦
Mmmmm, I will never buy this again.
breakfast: strawberry, bundt cake + coffee
lunch: spaghetti tomato sauce with sausage & green beans
snack: mango smoothie
I was introduced with a Vietnamese drink, Soda Xi Muoi today. Xi Muoi is a preserved plum just like Japanese umeboshi. I love it tastes both sour and sweet.
#1 pho large @ Pho Consomme
I was a little traumatized with bad water last time. So this soda will be a great substitute.
dinner: Japanese vegetable tapas + a glass of sauvignon blanc