Chef Jordan Kahn’s Vespertine in Culver City

When you plunk down $390 ($295.00 plus tax and gratuity) for a meal, it better be worth it. For me, this gastronomical experience was worth it. The experience was unique, and the food looked like works of art, and they were delicious as well. If you thought his tasting menu at Red Medicine was good,…

Chef Yu Bo 喻波 and LQ Foodings: Alba White Truffles Event

November 9, 2019 – Collaboration dinner between Chef Yu Bo (originally from Chengdu. Sichuan, China) and Chef Laurent Quenioux of Bistro LQ/LQ Foodings took place this last 2 weekends at a dining hall inside Hotel Normandie in Koreatown. The central ingredient throughout the dinner was Alba White Truffles, which were wonderfully aromatic and flavorful. The…

Deliciousness from the Chiang Rai Region at Northern Thai Food

Deliciousness from the Chiang Rai Region at Northern Thai Food “Nancy” Amphai Dunne opened this little restaurant at the start of 2019 to present Thai dishes from Chiang Rai, the northernmost region of Thailand where Myanmar and Laos border the country. It is also the region where Dunne is from. Though many of the dishes…

SHUTTERED: Fu Zhou Cuisine 福州小吃 in Arcadia, CA

Fu Zhou Cuisine 福州小吃 in Arcadia, CA Fu Zhou Cuisine, 643 West Duarte Road, Unit B, Arcadia, CA 91007, Telephone: (626) 254-0800. Open every day from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Located in the corner of the plaza to the east of the supermarket. One cuisine that’s generally missing in the Los Angeles/Orange County area is Fuzhou…

Dim Sum at Tim Ho Wan 添好運 in Irvine, CA

Dim Sum at Tim Ho Wan 添好運 in Irvine, CA Hong Kong’s original Tim Ho Wan location was awarded one Michelin star back in 2010, making them the most inexpensive Michelin starred restaurant in the world. Since then, Tim Ho Wan expanded into six locations in Hong Kong and one location in nearby Macau, and…

Dim Sum at Elite Restaurant 名流山莊 in Monterey Park, CA

Dim Sum at Elite Restaurant 名流山莊 in Monterey Park, CA For at least a decade, Elite Restaurant has been ranked by diners and foodies as one of the Top 3 dim sum palaces in the LA/OC area. These days, despite changes of staff and managers, the quality of their dim sum is still excellent. Most…

Chef’s Menu at KALI Restaurant in Hollywood, CA

Chef’s Menu at KALI Restaurant in Hollywood, CA I always enjoy my meals at Chef Kevin Meehan’s KALI Restaurant on Melrose Avenue, just west of Larchmont Blvd. I learned about Chef Meehan through foodie friends who had attended his pop-up called Kali Dining (and I attended a few of those pop-up dinners in both Culver…