Thanksgiving nom nom’s

Fat Girl’s Thanksgiving 2008 Food Adventures…. (minus BIMI which is closed on sunday! i was going to try a new restaurant…. *whine…) anyhoo. oldies but goodies (Class 302, Echigo, Din Tai Fung, Sapp Coffee Shop) always hits the spot – lots of noodles and chinese breakfast items + one newbie (Yung Ho Restaurant)

Class 302 – oh boy. tho i’ve never had metal boxed lunches, but sitting in an old school chinese classroom replica and in cute little wooden desks brought feelings of nostalgiat that i shouldn’t have, strange feeling, but tasty!! sorry… i was so huungry i forgot to take pictures! next time, i promise. the box lunch i had had crispy chicken roll (ji juen), chinese sausage, and minced pork and pickled veggies.
1015 S. Nogales St, #125
Rowland Heights CA 91748

Echigo click for old post. and pics. winner winner as usual or as I like to say “weener!”. “crab hand roll.” do i need to say more?
12217 Santa Monica Blvd #201
Los Angeles CA 90025

Yung Ho – known for decent chinese breakfast, dou jiang, you tiao, etc. etc. it was decently yummy. we had onion pancake/cong you bing, beef noodle/hong xiao niu rou mian, sweet soy milk and xiao bing
533 W Valley Blvd
San Gabriel, CA 91778

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Din Tai Fung – yea baby! juicy pork dumplings. you know this texture whore luvs it. the thin hand rolled skin. the juicy pork filling. the hot broth that squirts out of the dumpling! omgoodness nom nom’s
1108 S. Baldwin Ave
Arcadia CA 91007

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Sapp Coffee Shop – anthony bourdain likes it. i like it. my thai friend likes it. winner? i think so! flavor burst of noodles and beef beefy spicy goodness. i think the broth is so precious that they give you just enough to cover the noodles and meat. i slurped up everything. EVERYTHING.
5183 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90027

thai boat noodles!

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ok peoples…. are you ready for this one? I visited socal this Labor Day Weekend because I totally missed the beach, and of course, all my favorite food! I didn’t hit up everything that I wanted, but this was a pretty good sampling. Yip!

Let’s go in chronological order as usualll. Many are revisited, but hey, if it’s good, why not drool over it, again?

Saturday Dinner
(310) 820-9787
12217 Santa Monica Blvd #201
Los Angeles CA 90025

Echigo – tried and true omakase that never let’s us down. Simple, fresh and absolutely delicious fish. We had extra uni and the crab hand roll as usual. and I’M TOTALLY DROOLING AS I TYPE THIS. omg…. *slurp!
White Fish Sashimi Toro Halibut Scallop Bonito Kanpachi Shimaji Japanese Red Snapper Uni Butter Fish Blue Crab Hand Roll

Sunday Breakfast
Haute Cakes Caffe – known for their cornmeal pancakes and huevos benedictos
(949) 642-4114
1807 Westcliff Drive
Newport Beach CA 92660

blueberry haute cakes got a nice gritty cornmeal consistency. not too sweet and yummy with the side of warm syrup.
huevos benedictos – i think i would have liked it better if the beans hadn’t leaked all over the place. i guess i just have to eat faster?
mexican scramble – our fav of the meal. guac, tomatoes, onions. cheese…. yummy!
forgot the name of this glorified ding dong – very rich and yummy and it tasted amazing because we were so hungry!
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Sunday Afternoon Snack
Ruby’s Shake Shack. long day at the beach? let’s have a yummy creamy shake!
(949) 464-0100
7408 Coast Highway
Newport Coast

Laguna Beach

Sunday Dinner
Laventina’s Big Cheese Pizza – just some simple pizza in newport. just good ol’ pizza. nuffin’ too special but it is in newport beach so you can take it and eat it on the beach! woot woot.
(949) 675-1980
2819 Newport Beach #B
Newport Beach CA 92663

Newport Beach

Monday Dinner
Corner Place – for korean bbq and dong chi mi gooksou (cold noodles!)
(213) 487-0968
2819 James M Wood Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90006

Oh so refreshing and tasty! chilled noodles in a flavorful chilled broth!
dong chi mi gooksou

Hot Tuesday Afternoon
Shau Mei – there are two locations that I know of – monterey park and rowland. here’s the rowland hgts addy.
18438 Colima Rd #1
Rowland Heights CA 91748

Fluffy shaved ice, with condensed milk drizzled on top – almond jelly, green bean, grass jelly and mochi. cold sweet refreshing goodness. i missed it so much i even started eating the melted juices!
Shaved Ice with condensed milk and grass jelly

Whew! I think that’s it! So much good food… makes me happy…. until next time!