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Jingisukan & California Wine

During the moving, we found ‘Hot Plate,’ electric grilled pan in the cabinet, which we haven’t used for a long time. So we decided to have Yakiniku at home.

I was thinking Korean BBQ first but came up with Jingisukan, Lamb BBQ that is a popular dish in Hokkaido, Japan.


I made dipping sauce with graded onion, soy sauce, honey and garlic.


Only frozen sliced lamb available at H Mart, Korean Market.


He claims that this is not what his mom made…I know his family doesn’t like vegetables but we need them 😛


Opened a bottle, Counter Cut Heirloom Red, California. It’s very smooth and fruity. Goes perfect with Jingisukan.


This is one of the Firstleaf selection. Can’t wait to try other bottles.


Homemade Dessert: Kiwi Yogurt
Because I whipped heavy cream too much, the final product was not as pretty as I wanted.

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Brunch: French Toast + Coffee


Late Lunch: Leftover Mexican

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Beer & BBQ After 8 Hour-Moving


Good-bye to condo where we lived last 4 years. Loved the neighborhood close to relatively everywhere like Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Culver City, West Hollywood, Miracle Mile…even not so far to Downtown. We will miss it so much.

Ok, moving…This was not expected at all. It took us 8 hours to move 20 miles. Three movers worked through without lunch break. We felt so bad for them as well as got so exhausted and starved ourselves.


A few minutes passed 5pm, we ran to a Korean All-You-Can-Eat BBQ place.


Best beer ever after the hard work! I had Shocktop and he had Gen Blondie.


Ordered 3 kinds of meat but they brought steak first. People! We are hungry!!! Please bring something to be cooked quickly.


Waited for 5-10 minutes


till this. Now realized no dipping sauce on the table.


Waited another 2 minutes for this.


So many items to choose


Marinated Short Rib
I forgot to take pictures, but we had brisket and beef tongue too.


Meat & Kimchi on Rice Paper
Yummy.


Pork Belly


Very fatty.


Bulgogi


Bulgogi and Kimchi on Dikon
Delicious.


All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Dinner: $20.99 + Draft $5.95 x 2


He got dessert too. I didn’t like it. Macaroon was unpleasant texture. It’s too dry or something.

Gen Korean BBQ
24301 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
(424) 328-0388
http://genkoreanbbq.com/
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★★★

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Baking Orange Cheese Cake

I love watching recipe videos such as tasty or tastemade. Most recipes are simple to make and delicious to taste.


Today I made Orange Cheese Cake . It was so easy to mix all ingredients and cook in rice cooker.


Cake is so soft and moist with tanginess of orange.


One thing I could improve is to slice orange thinner.


Late lunch: Edamame, Egg & Red Pepper, Rose Sparkling


Mentaiko Spaghetti


Soy Milk with Cinnamon

I skipped dinner.

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Breakfast

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Spontaneously Burger & Beer

We usually don’t dine out during week but today I suddenly felt like burger and couldn’t stop thinking about it. I asked him out and he said, “Sure!”


2nd time here


Around 6:30pm sun is still so high and bright. He is deeply thinking what to order.


Enjoying beer on a hot summer night

Mine: Ommegang Witte $7, His: Firestone $7


My burger: Bleuprint $15.50, smoked blue cheese, pig candy, fried onions, roasted garlic steak sauce, pepper cress

Sweet from pig candy and bitter from blue cheese.


His burger: Chefs Favorite $16, cheese two ways, bacon two ways, KETCHUP LEATHER™, sunny fried egg, hot sauce

Fries $6
Fresh Ketchup tastes so good!

Plan Check
1800 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 444-1411
www.plancheck.com
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★★★

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Breakfast


Lunch

I just packed bean sprouts, nira and frozen udon in the container, then heated up in microwave at work. It’s easy but tasty with sesame sauce & spicy garlic.

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Tacos, Cookie Muffins, Pasta


Taco Brunch @ Tacos Tu Madre


His gourmet tacos


My street tacos, steak, chicken, carnitas + salsa, pico de gallo, onion & cilantro


Simply good!


Baking cookie muffins


Soft and sweet.


Dinner: Napolitan + Rose Sparkling

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DineLA Dinner @ A Food Affair


This place has been on my list for three years.


Finally here I come with a girlfriend.


DineLA Prix Fixe Menu $39


Drink Menu


First glass of mine: Mâcon-Villages Chardonnay $12, hers: Rive Sud – Rose of Pinot Noir Pays d’Oc 2014 $12

I loved my chardonnay that is floral and crisp. She enjoyed the rose too.


Appetizer of mine: Fig & Apricot Salad, Arugula, Goat Cheese, Port Wine Reduction, hers: Wild Mushroom Tourte


Main of mine: Duck Leg Confit, Belgua Lentil Herb Salad, Apricot & Passion Fruit Ketchup, hers: Grass Fed Beef Bourguignon

Because of complex fruitiness of peach, pomegranate and the “Ketchup,” I enjoyed every bite of duck and lentil salad. Portion was just right for me.


We both wanted another glass. She did Sangria $12, I did Baron de Seillac, Rose $13.


Dessert of mine: Meyer Lemon Pie, hers: Creme Brûlée

My dessert was fun to look and taste with my favorite pistachio and edible flowers.

DineLA offers great deals at LA’s notable restaurants. Our dining experience here is memorable because of tasty food and attentive service. The owner/chef came to greet us and make sure if we were happy. Very nice.

A Food Affair
1513 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 557-9795
www.afoodaffair.com
$$$
★★★

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He made me lunch last week. Today, he made me breakfast. How nice!


Egg was perfectly cooked and simply seasoned with sea salt/black pepper.


What a bliss 🙂


Lunch