Oaxacan Brunch at Conrad’s Restaurant in San Pedro

Oaxacan Brunch at Conrad’s Restaurant in San Pedro Chef/Owner Conrad Aguilar recently opened up this quaint neighborhood “farm to table” eatery serving dishes from his native Oaxaca to traditional Mexican and American fare.  In addition, the chef hopes to slowly incorporate more dishes from different parts of Central and South Americas.  Sourcing ingredients from local…

Shanghainese Food at Southern Mini Town 小南國 in San Gabriel

Shanghainese Food at Southern Mini Town 小南國 in San Gabriel Little hole-in-the-wall in the same mini-mall with the ever so popular Golden Deli.  The food it tasty; the prices are fair; but compared to other similar restaurants, the portion sizes for some of the dishes were on the paltry side. One of their popular dishes is…

Dinner at Sichuan Impression 镍城里 in Alhambra

Dinner at Sichuan Impression 镍城里 in Alhambra Though their sign still reads Szechuan Impression, somehow, over the years, they’ve decided to stop using the American romanization of 四川 and started using the Pinyin spelling instead.  And you can see that on their claimed Yelp page and Facebook pages. The food here was solid but not as…

Beijing Cuisine at Bistro Na’s 那家小館 in Temple City

Beijing Cuisine at Bistro Na’s 那家小館 in Temple City Nice elegantly decorated restaurant transporting one to Beijing for elevated Beijing cuisine.  Service is very attentive, and food is good if you pick the right dishes.  For the most part, the dishes ordered were very good.  I wasn’t crazy with the Crispy Lamb as it was…

Dinner at the Mezzanine Restaurant at The NoMad Hotel in DTLA

Dinner at the Mezzanine Restaurant at The NoMad Hotel in DTLA Click on photos to enlarge. Dinner was back in early April 2018.  Different dining experience here than that at The NoMad Hotel in the Flatiron/Nomad District in New York, as the lighting is dimmed for a more romantic type of setting.  But with the…

Buffet Lunch at Nanking Indo-Chinese Restaurant in Artesia

Buffet Lunch at Nanking Indo-Chinese Restaurant in Artesia Indo-Chinese (aka Desi-Chinese) cuisine has originated from the Hakka Chinese of Kolkata, the only city that has its own Chinatown. However, many dishes of modern Indian Chinese cuisine bear little resemblance to traditional Chinese cuisine. Foods tend to be flavored with spices such as cumin, coriander seeds,…

Dinner at Bavel in the DTLA Arts District

Dinner at Bavel in the DTLA Arts District The husband and wife team of Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis who brought us the ever so popular Italian-centric Bestia in the DTLA Arts District has now opened up a new restaurant a few blocks away that focus on Middle Eastern fare called Bavel. Like Bestia, the…