fatty chicken skin from tori shin

fatty chicken skin from tori shin

king’s hawaiian bakery in torrance, ca

this is from my recent trip to pasadena, ca. as a huge spam fan, i wanted to get some spam musubi, typical hawaiian dish. even though there were a couple restaurants near X, we yelped this place and drove off. 

after a 45 min drive, we finally got to the restaurant and after another 20 min wait, we got seated. 

you start off the meal with warm bread. these look like plain dinner rolls, but they were really good. tasted like japanese dinner rolls that are slightly sweet and milky.

then came our spam musubi. yum. it was amazing with the sweet soy sauce and mustard sauce with the cucumber. 

we also got some beef stew. 

and the bbq plate that came with galbi, bbq chicken, lomein, and kimchi. 

overall, it’s a decent place for quick hawaiian food. not sure if it was worth the 45 min drive though. could have gone to the one that’s walking distance. 

garrapinada from mexico. i was addicted to these for 2 months.

garrapinada from mexico. i was addicted to these for 2 months.

homemade taiwanese beef noodle soup. yum!

homemade taiwanese beef noodle soup. yum!

takoyaki also from shinsengumi @ losangeles

takoyaki also from shinsengumi @ losangeles

hakata ramen from shinsengumi @ los angeles

hakata ramen from shinsengumi @ los angeles

pretty cappuccino @ cafe artigiano seoul

pretty cappuccino @ cafe artigiano seoul

cafe 5sijung @ garosugil seoul

another “it” spot at garosugil in seoul. cafe 5sijung is new. well relatively for me since it wasn’t there last winter. it’s known for the healthy organic desserts. 

we ordered the persimmon yogurt, which came with the scone.

affogato

and the persimmon yogurt.

a lot of cute items/display. not sure if i truly enjoyed the taste though. a little too healthy for me. but it’s a really cute cafe in the heart of seoul. i would definitely go back just for the atmosphere.

elbon the table @ garosugil seoul

elbon the table is one of the many dry aged steak restaurants in seoul. Y suggested the place and J approved, so we went. even though it was a tuesday, we could only get a bar seat with a reservation. but we sat right in front of the kitchen, which was a lot more fun.

here’s the bread. 

we ordered scallops and asparagus for appetizer.

so what makes elbon special? they don’t use a lot of seasoning on the meat. instead, they give you 5 types of salt: rose, green tea, tomato, truffle, citron. my personal favorite was rose. 

and here’s my ribeye! yumyumyum! 

perfect medium rare. lovely. 

toro negi don. tuna and green onion over rice @ haneda airport.

toro negi don. tuna and green onion over rice @ haneda airport.