For food that will please everyone in your family, you gotta go to Heritage Eats. Your meal is completely customizable. You choose the bread, meat, rice, and toppings. The choices there are endless and from all around the world. There's chicken tikka masala, banh mi sandwiches, and more. They also offer pre-set combos that are amazing as well. The lemongrass pork banh mi is flavor explosion. The meat is flavored really well and the pickles cut through the richness. The dutch crunch roll it is on is a plus as well. I also definitely had to try their baos. A bao is a steamed Asian bun that's very delicious. It is made even more delicious with all the fillings inside. A bao that I liked was the chicken masala bao. I built it myself, choosing what exactly I wanted on the bao. A custom meal is always a good idea because you're sure to love it!
I've enjoyed meals at Lundy's before, but this time was a disappointment. I ordered the chicken marsala and was overwhelmed by the salt. The gravy had tons of salt and was paired with salty olives. I would not recommend that dish. We also ordered the pork chop and New York steak. They were better than the chicken marsala, but nothing extraordinary.
To pay tribute to summer and its amazing produce, I made a delicious trifle with homemade whipped cream and fresh summer berries. The combination of whipped cream and ripe fruit elevates the dessert and lightens it up, making it a refreshing dish to have.
To make this you'll need:
As promised, it's super easy to make this trifle.
First, combine heavy cream, mascarpone, and powdered sugar in a bowl. Use an electric mixer and mix for a couple minutes until stiff peaks form (like the picture above). Then layer the pound cake, berries, and whipped cream however you would like.
Volia, you now have a delectable trifle, a great dish to bring to parties.
If you like Woking or Sushi Tri, then you'll love Aloh-o, a new poke resturant started by the same husband and wife team. They opened about a month ago, and I just had to try it. And let me tell you, this will definitely not be the last time I eat there. The layout is similar to Chipotle, where you can choose the base, protein, and toppings. I got half salad and half sushi rice as the base. Then for the fish, I chose one scoop of tuna and one scoop of crab. As for toppings, there was no limit, so I went crazy hehe. I got tamago (egg), seaweed, fish eggs, cucumber, edamame, and avocado. The poke bowl made was very colorful and I couldn't wait to dig in. The fish was very fresh and yummy. I absolutely loved all the toppings on my poke bowl. Every bite had a new surprise. Also, the portions were perfect. I left satisfied and happy I had a delicious, healthy meal. Ahol-o is o-fish-ally one of the best poke places I've been to.
It was our last breakfast in LA, so we had to go out with a feast :) And Huge Tree Pastry was a great place to do that because they had a vast selection of food. We of course had to get my favorite, the fan tuan. Fan tuans are rice rolls with Chinese donuts, egg, and pickles. It's basically a Taiwanese burrito with rice. Some breakfast sandwiches we got were gua baos and the seasame bread with beef. The sesame bread was crisp and a great vessel for the yummy beef. The gua bao was super fluffy, a stark contrast to the sesame bread. The little pop of peanuts and pickles in the gua bao make me go back for more bites. Then since it was breakfast, we got eggs! well eggs on a radish cake hehe. Huge Tree Pastry doesn't have the poster board American diner breakfast, but they serve the typical breakfast of Taiwan, and that's all I need.
After a long day of browsing the Irvine Spectrum Center, we decided tor refuel at Luna Grill. The food wasn't bad, but it also wasn't outstanding. We tried the gyro and chicken kabob. I liked how the dishes came with salads. The chicken was tender but not that flavorful. The gyro wasn't super good. At least the rice and pitas were good.
LA is super lucky to have all these Taiwanese restaurants, so we had to go try one of them during our trip here. SinBala had very good reviews, so we decided to check it out. To start off, their Taiwanese sausages were spectacular. They were sweet and garlicky. Another Taiwanese dish we had to order was the beef noodle soup. It had just the right amount of spicy, and the noodles had a good bite to them. I also thought the fried pork chop was a good deal. You get a huge, tender pork chop with eggs, rice, and veggies. That sure is a filling dish, great for sharing (or keeping all for yourself -no judgment). Another dish that good for sharing is the oyster omelette. The combo of briny oysters, sweet sauce, and fluffy egg is a home run. The dishes at Sin Bala did a marvelous job of transporting my taste buds back to Taiwan.
We stumbled upon the Koreatown of LA and decided to try this place. It was a great idea because the concept behind this restaurant was unlike anything I had ever tried before. The food they serve here are bowls of spicy assortments. We ordered Set C with fishcakes, noodles, fried veggies and calamari. The spicy seasoning they use is super flavorful and left me wanting more. It had a hint of sweet with heat. We ordered the mild and that was plenty spicy for us. The bowls also come with a swirl of mozzarella melted over it. That's a good addition because it adds some sweetness to the meal. Set C also came with rice balls, which were great to soak up the spiciness. For a larger rice ball, the jumbo tuna mayo rice ball is yummy. It's just like the ones I ate and loved in Taiwan. My meal at Yup Dduk La was very yummy and made me sweat, but that's good because I sweated out my toxins haha.
Good morning LA! I woke up very excited to go to the area of Little Taipei and eat a Taiwanese breakfast. The Taiwanese knows how to do breakfast! With buns, sandwiches, and donuts, it's a feast to fuel you for the rest of the day. Hmm where to start? Well I really liked Four Sea's Taiwanese burgers or gua baos. The combo of fluffy bun, tender meat, pickled veggies, and peanuts is enough to make you salivate. Another type of sandwich is the shao bing. This is a more crisp bread with beef and pickled veggies inside.
Moving aside from sandwiches, most people like drinking milk in the morning. Taiwan is no different. A crucial part of Taiwanese breakfast is soy milk. And what better to dip in soy milk than a Chinese donut? You'll become a morning person just to wake up and eat a Taiwanese breakfast. I sure did.
We met up with friends after we arrived in LA, and since they were vegetarians, we went to Soy Tofu. Soy Tofu has a great vegetarian selection. My vegetarian friends really like the tofu in the clay pots and the veggie dumplings. But first, they served us banchan, the small Korean appetizers. I loooove banchan, especially the fish cake and noodles. Since we were in a Korean restaurant, we had to order the seafood pancake and black bean noodles. Those are some of my favorite Korean dishes. The black bean noodles are an acquired taste and if you don't like them, well then more for me :) A dish I didn't enjoy was the beef bibimpap. There was a very small amount of beef to be found in the dish. To conclude the meal, they had free ice cream that you could serve yourself. There really is no better way to end the meal than with ice cream.
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