here it is to satisfy that need. after a hot bowl of noodles or fulfilling meal at a japanese restaurant, what better thing to have than a fresh cute little mochi filled with icecream.
These lil’ puppies are freshly made (at least it tastes fresh) – the Mochi is so soft and nicely chewy with the icecream inside being at just the right temperature to leave it creamy.
118 Japanese Village Mall
Los Angeles CA
tiramisu in a cup. triple berry cake. scrumptious hot tea. good? gooooood.
pictured here are the following, tiramisu in a cup, oreo tiramisu, coffee cheesecake and some sort of coffee cake (not so good)
Sweet Lady Jane
8360 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90069
Otafuku – NE corner of 166th and Western – look carefully cuz you’ll miss it if you don’t
16525 S. Western Ave
Gardena CA 90247
Here is a restaurant I absolutely love. It’s the quintessential hole in the wall. It is located in the most rundown strip mall ever, next to a run down and shady looking barber shop, and dark looking bar. If you were to drive by, you would think nothing is there but the bar and closed up shops. However, once you walk in, you are in a clean and simple decor and you are standing in a very efficient hustle and bustle of a small restaurant, specializing in one thing and one thing only – SOBA. Soba is made fresh everyday, and looking at the atmosphere of the restaurant, you really get a feel for the dedication to the FOOD and not to the SELLING of the food. This is probably why I shy away from the more hoighty-toity and trendy places. Just turns me off, but that’s a whole another topic. Back to the food.
See? Looks like sh*t on the outside
Fresh SOBA noodles in four (?) different styles, thick or thin and made with some different part of the buckweat. you can choose hot or cold, but it seemed that everybody was ordering cold. try to get there before the lunchtime rush or you’ll be standing in the squishy hallway near the bathrooms with the rest of the japanese business-looking men. + $3 you get a mini side of tempura shrimp or very generous portion of uni rice bowl.
Want cold soba – go to Otafuku. Want cold udon – go to Sanuki no Sato.
The Boiling Crab
742 W. Valley Blvd
Alhambra CA 91803
ok, so this isn’t that long of a food blog, but it just might make you want some though
behold. seafood and flavor paradise…. a la crawfish, shrimp, or crab. choose between three flavors or just get all three with the “whole sha-bang”
it was yumdelicious, but be ready to get your face and fingers full of grease and sauce. don’t forget to chug that bear in between chewing though. heeeeck yea.
scrumdiddlyumptious cajun fries on the right, and if sweet potato was my cup of tea, they would be pretty good, too
wouldn’t recommend the oysters. very bland.
here’s our lb of crawfish and 1/2 lb of shrimp in a bag!
and here is the after math. shells shells and more shells. mmm mmm!