Kukai

Kukai is a new eastside establishment that’s hopped over here from Japan. There are lines but the hyped as simmered a little since opening. I’ve been to Kukai a few times and the ramen is pretty solid. I go with the Tonkatsu ramen. The broth is tasty, balanced and has a medium body. The ramen…

Crustacean Do It Big

If you need a celebratory restaurant with some glitz Crustacean is the way to go. Located in the center of Beverly Hills, you’ll never know which celeb you’ll run in to. The epic dish of choice is the crab garlic noodles. If you are not doing this then you are not doing it big. The…

Line Up for Daikokuya

Ramen Pork Katsu Brace yourself! There’s a reason why hipsters, foodies, and Asian folks all line up to see if they’ll find the best ramen they have ever tasted. Haha..I’m one of those folks. You come to LA to eat Ramen, In & Out and Mexican Food. Daikokuya serves a pretty good experience. No gimmicks,…

Little Uncle……. Big Taste

It maybe a shack but the taste is far from small. Little Uncle serves up a street style Thai experience on the eastside of Capitol Hill. The menu consists of the staples Tofu Phad Thai, Kao Soi (curry noodle soup), Braise Beef Cheek buns, and a rotating special. Outdoor seating is limited but if it…

Philanthrophy Through Food: Paul Qui at the ACRS Gala

This past weekend Top Chef, Paul Qui, came to town to help celebrate the 2012 Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) Fundraising Gala at the Westin Bellevue. ACRS throws an annual “Culinary Journey” benefit featuring Asians chefs, both local and renowned. The experience takes you through different Asian cultures as each chef constructed a course…

Momofuku-ing Awesome (Ssam Bar)

Rolling with the homie Kevin Chou as we backpacked through the urban jungle Highly anticipated pork belly buns Duck wontons “Shut it down” Spicy pork sausage and rice cakes I have literally been waiting years to go to New York and walk into the Momofuku institution. As with any other Asian food enthusiast, I copped…

On a Mission to Mission Chinese Food

Spicy noodle with beef cheek Pork belly with thousand year old egg and rice rolls Salad rice rolls BBQ beef brisket sandwich (GQ’s best dish in San Francisco) My mission if I chose to accept was to dine at Mission Chinese Food and take instagram it up. The mission was gladly accepted however I think…