$225 SPECIAL YEAR END KAISEKI DINNER (OSHIGATSU) AT N/NAKA

n/naka OSHOGATSU 2016 For December 30th and New Year’s Eve, n/naka is offering a special 13-Course New Year’s Kaiseki Dinner priced at $225 plus tax and gratuity.  It was another amazing meal that, as usual, was plated so beautifully. Website:  http://n-naka.com/ SOKI ZUKE – Oak smoked onsen tamago, kabu puree, ikura, chives ZENSAI (Seasonal Ingredients…

The Flavors of Tianjin and Sichuan at Cui Hua Lou in Monterey Park

When I first tried this restaurant about 3 years ago, their store front had Chinese signage with just the word “Szechuan” identifying what kind of cuisine this restaurant serves to English speakers.  However, the English name for this restaurant on their menus was “Cui Hua Lou.”  Yet, the Chinese name of the restaurant is pronounced,…