At Home, Restaurants

Get Together @ Torihei

She is a good friend of mine who shares a same passion toward food and drink. Especially drinks. We used to be coworkers and had lunch together at a Japanese restaurant on some weekend. Ended up finishing two small bottles of sake. Both had a thought we could be good friends. It’s been three years since then and a quite while since I had dinner with her last December.

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This cute sign instantly caught our eyes and we decided to try this apple shochu.

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Although presentation is unique, it is too sweet and actual apple cup is not easy to use. Ordered large one as recommended, but that was a huge mistake. We had to stick to this sweet shochu till end and it was not a good compliment to the food here. I learn beer is always best for Yakitori and Oden!

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Chicken Heart

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Chicken Gizzard

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Egg Oden

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Meatball with Cheese

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Daikon Mochi Oden

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Negima-Chicken Thigh & Green Onion

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Chicken Liver

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Beef Short Ribs

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Xiaolongbao Oden

Torihei is my favorite yakitori restaurant, but food was not as good as it used to be. My palate might have changed. Overall food here is too salty or too garlicky. If we had beer instead, it could’ve been better. I am glad she seemed to enjoy it at least.

Total + tax & tip: $27 per person

Torihei
1757 W Carson St Ste A
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 781-9407
$$
★★

We walked to another restaurant in the same plaza for dessert, but ended up more food and drink. Yeah, that’s us 🙂

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Cold Sake – Sumiyoshi $9.50
I made sure it was dry not sweet.

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Creamy Crab Pasta $13.95
This used to be my favorite. I think white wine would be better for this dish.

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Catarana + coffee
Cold version of creme brûlée. Delicious.

Total + tax & tip: $24 per person

Bistro Beaux
21605 S Western Ave Ste A
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 320-5820
$$
★★★

Our dinner started at 5:30 and ended at 11:00. 5.5 hours gone so fast!

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Lunch after yoga: Whole Foods’ quinoa salad

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After lunch: mini chocolate croissant + his coffee

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