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…

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…

Lunch at Jitlada for Southern Thai in Hollywood, CA

Lunch at Jitlada for Southern Thai in Hollywood, CA Trying to get back at blogging regularly, but with the first one back, it’s going to brief and more of pictorial write-up. Being a procrastinator, it’s easy for me to get sidelined from posting. That mainly happens when I’m out of town on vacation, even if…

Second Visit to Mei Lin’s Nightshade at Arts District DTLA

Second Visit to Mei Lin’s Nightshade at Arts District DTLA Nightshade, 923 East 3rd Street. Unit 109. Los Angeles, California 90013, $12 Valet Parking, www.nightshadela.com. Only a month since my last visit, there were already changes to the menu. Gone was the Green Jade Tomatoes appetizer, and new was the Squid Ink Bucatini. Modified was the…

Uyghur Lunch at Omar’s Kitchen 新疆美食 in Artesia

Uyghur Lunch at Omar’s Kitchen 新疆美食 in Artesia Omar’s Kitchen 新疆美食, 11740 Artesia Boulevard, Artesia, CA 90701, Telephone: (562) 809-3887, Hours: 11:00am-3:00pm and 5:00pm-9:00pm Daily, Website: https://omars-restaurant.business.site/ Munire Omar (originally from Urumqi, Xinjiang, China) opened Omar’s Restaurant in San Gabriel back in 2010, and her brother, Urkesh, soon joined her at Omar’s, which received positive…