Tuesday, July 07, 2009

headed to LA: what to eat?

Headed back to LA this week! Very excited about trying out all the places I've been reading about on the LA food blogs, as well as eating at my neighborhood favorites.

I've packed my laptop, business cards and photos so I'll try to do some catchup posts while I'm away.. lots of catching up to do. SIGH!

Flavors Swedish Restaurant
Truva Turkish Restaurant
Anzu Tonkatsu
AO+ private kitchen
Saveurs French Restaurant
Tan Hua Tou
Ben Teppanyaki
Chef Showtime
El Toro Spanish Restaurant
Primo Trattoria
Mcafe
Saffron Indian Restaurant
Sashimiya
Suzette Crepes

Otherwise, I might send some snapshots of what I'm eating in LA.

So LA readers, any places I gotta try this time around? Help a hungry girl out!

18 comments:

Nicholas said...

kogi bbq truck... :D

JC said...

father's office
umami burger
fulfilled
sprinkles

Anonymous said...

I heard of Rosco Chicken and Waffles from Jackie Chan film Rush Hour. It most popular there and Chicken and Waffels restaurants also in San Francisco bay area too.


Laura

Leslie said...

Rosco's is great. There's a good Brazilian restaurant on Sunset called Bossa Nova that I always take visitors to - they have delicious meat and veggie skeweres, and my fav pasta is called "Rafael's"

Fo sushi tri Yu-N-Mi in Beverly Hills, best creative rolls I've ever had.

Have fun!

Leslie said...

p.s. my personal opinion is Sprinkles is highly overrated: $6 is too much for a cupcake, even a good one. Sorry, JC

LIN said...

If you like Lebanese food, I high recommend Raffi's Place in Glendale 211 E Broadway.

Coming to the OC?
-Tokyo Table
-85c - the only one in the US, although expect inflated prices...nothing like 85c Taiwan prices ;)
-California Fish Grill
-Wheel of Life
-GG's Cafe Bistro

Cahleen Hudson said...

I'm in Taipei but I'm from LA. Have you ever tried Cha Cha Cha's? It's Caribbean food, and I believe there's a couple locations (one in Long Beach, one in LA, etc). Oh my gosh, it's to die for! I can just taste their jerk chicken right now.

Anonymous said...

There a Cha Cha Cha in San Francisco Haight Ashbury Neighborhood and always packs and party like in there. Great Mojito cocktails.


Steve

KevCheng said...

I really like this place called Animal, and I have pictures to show for it!
http://www.50meals.com/2009/06/24/248-animal/

Ankur Shrivastava said...

Wow! This is an awesome blog, thanks for all the information!

I am an Indian who just landed in Taipei, and feel lucky to have found your blog through google. Will surely try to eat around according to your guides.

Hey, also, do you by any chance know about an online food delivering service in Taipei, like this one from Shanghai - http://www.mealbay.com.cn/? This was a great help to me in Shanghai when I was too tired to go out.

Thanks again, and keep up the great work.

Cheers,
Ankur

joanh said...

nicholas: hahahha. might go. my sister is a big fan

jc: thanks! been to father's office and sprinkles.. definitely want to try umami burger.

anonymous/laura: haha.. yes, rosco chicken and waffles is definitely an experience.. last visit was a few years ago

leslie: mm.. bossa nova sounds good. i love brazilian bbq. and yes, i'm not a huge fan of sprinkles either. my fav cupcakes are from auntie em's in eagle rock

lin: i've been to Raffi's!!!! portions were huge! i'll have to look up your OC suggestions, i usually eat at the same places.

cahleen hudson: thanks! i think there is a cha cha cha near me, got a flyer in my stack of mail

anonymous/steve: good to know! thanks!

kevcheng: Yes! Animal is totally on my list. thanks for reminding me

ankur: thanks! hope you find some good eats. i don't know of any delivery service- wish there were some. a lot of places themselves do deliver, but it's hard to find info in english.. i try to include it when possible. let me know if you ever find one!

Nanciful said...

My latest LA favorites

Animal (bacon chocolate crunch bar and more!)
Cube (great pastas and scallops)

Have fun and can't wait for the posts!

Sin said...

current to do list in LA:
SLS Bazaar
still Mozza anything
Palate Food + Wine (potted shrimp? wowsers)
Church & State
The Fig (triple onion soup, lengua in green tomatillo, etc.)

Burgers:
Bar Marmont
25 Deg
Hungry Cat
The Beacon
(anywhere BUT Umami)

Mid-Range:
Tavern (check the bar menu)
Cube (*high Nanciful*)
All'Angelo
Tasca
Ammo

Brunch:
Fenniger's Street (AYCD champagne on Sudnays)
Campanile
Bottega Louie (if nothing else, for the space in DTLA)
Canele

Kogi borders on disgusting. Want a good fusion taco, hitup www.donchowtacos.com for the ginger-soy shrimp taco.

SinoSoul said...

current hot list in LA:
SLS Bazaar
still Mozza anything
Palate Food + Wine (potted shrimp? wowsers)
Church & State
The Fig (triple onion soup, lengua in green tomatillo, etc.)

Burgers:
Bar Marmont
25 Deg
Hungry Cat
The Beacon
(anywhere BUT Umami)

Mid-Range:
Tavern (check the bar menu)
Cube (*high Nanciful*)
Rustic Canyon
All'Angelo
Tasca
Ammo

Brunch:
Fenniger's Street (AYCD champagne on Sudnays)
Campanile
Bottega Louie (if nothing else, for the space in DTLA)
Canele

Kogi borders on disgusting. Want a good fusion taco, hitup www.donchowtacos.com for the ginger-soy shrimp taco.

Kung Food Panda said...

I'd avoid Kogi!

I'd say, depending on your budget:

Torihei
Church and State
Ludobites
Animal
Bazaar

And frankly, you shouldn't leave here unless you had some taco trucks (Not sure if you're a native LA person). Let me know what sort of food you're interested in.....West LA has a few nice izakaya places too like Nanbankan!

Roger said...

AOC Wine Bar! Grab some friends/family and munch away on fantastic small plates & charcuterie.

Enjoy your stay!

MLUU said...

Mastro's for the best steaks.
Located in Costa Mesa near South Coast Plaza in the OC.

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