Kaya Korean Seafood Grill

(2009.03.31 – haven’t been back after another visit…. food has just been average….. )

Kaya ??… a reopening from bar to restaurant. On the menu, it was classified as a seafood grill? I dunno, but whatever restaurant it is, it was tasty. It reminds me of a fusion Korean grill and sushi bar. Again, I forgot to get a card, but it’s downstairs under the staircase right down from Cafe Noodle. =)

4355 Spring Mountain Rd (approximately, because this is cafe noodles’ addy)
Las Vegas NV 89102
Next to cafe noodle…

1. Seasoned Steamed Pork Belly – wrap this fat boi with veggies, some kimchi and pickled daikon. server said it’s one of the top sellers.
2. Lettuce wraps with fried soft shell crab – deep fried soft shell crab! can’t go wrong, ya?
3. Crispy Rice with Tuna on top (?) – i liked the crunchy texture of the crispy rice on the bottom
4. Hook up from the restaurant – strawberry and vanilla asian style sundae – the cornflakes and fresh fruit chunks made it pretty yummy. still doesn’t beat Honey Toast!

Other items that was just whatevers – Seared Hamachi Toro and beef tongue

seasoned steamed pork belly lettuce wraps crispy rice sundae

Massive FOod Blog!

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!