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SGV chinese food walk - thoughts?

Dean Sin World has the best XLB.

Kang Kang Food Court for its LA Times-recognized Shanghai fried buns!

The Elite for dim sum.

Mei Long Village is good, but I wouldn't call it a favorite.

Jul 18, 2013
gowest1 in Los Angeles Area

Sushi Zo vs Nozawa/Sushi Park/Sasabune - sushi preparation question

I have a sushi question that has plagued me for years. It's about the sauce/seasoning used in preparing omakase. I love the sushi preparation that Nozawa, Sushi Park, and Sasabune do. I am less of a fan of the preparation that Takao and Sushi Zo use. I believe that Takao and Sushi Zo use more ponzu and yuzu. Sushi Zo seems to use ponzu and yuzu in every dish. Takao also uses a lot of shiso leaf. But I'm not sure if I'm getting my sauces right. Am I right in my guess about ponzu and yuzu?

Thanks so much for your help!

Sushi Zo
9824 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

12400 Wilshire Blvd Ste 150, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Sushi Park
8539 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

11656 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Dec 10, 2010
gowest1 in Los Angeles Area

best bbq takeout in los angeles right now

I host home poker games, and I have purchased catering from Baby Blues BBQ. I'm from the Deep South, and I love their food, which is not overpriced, but definitely not a bargain. I've also been happy with catering from:

Phillips BBQ (as others have posted) and

Original Texas BBQ King
5309 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(213) 437-0881

Mar 11, 2009
gowest1 in Los Angeles Area

Best Ice Cream in los angeles????

The strawberry is fantastic.

Apr 28, 2008
gowest1 in Los Angeles Area

Deli/Cafe in West LA? Similar to Rita Flora or Joan's on Third?

Are there any deli/cafes in West LA similar to Rita Flora, Joan's on Third, or The Little Door Market? I have been to Clementine, which is quite good, but parking at lunch is terrible and so is getting a table.

Apr 28, 2008
gowest1 in Los Angeles Area

Where to take "beginners" for Korean BBQ?

Woo Lae Oak of Seoul is on the expensive side, but very novice-friendly. Hardcore Korean BBQ fans say it's too westernized, but it's still delicious. I haven't been in a while though. Soot Bull Jeep is great too, but not "fancy."

Feb 22, 2008
gowest1 in Los Angeles Area

Best Philly cheesesteak and gyro?

Who has the best Philly cheesesteak sandwich and gyro in LA? Preferably open late on the westside and maybe evoking the "on a budget" college-style experience. I'm craving a nostalgic sandwich from my 20s! I like The Great Greek on Ventura Blvd, but it's far and not the "on the go" style I'm looking for. Thanks!!

Feb 22, 2008
gowest1 in Los Angeles Area

new soon tofu in sawtelle plaza

Can you please give me some more details on where this new place is?

Feb 15, 2008
gowest1 in Los Angeles Area

Cupcakes in the Los Angeles area

Crumbs is pretty amazing, but also very sweet. Has anyone tried the cupcakes at Jack n Jill's in Beverly Hills?

Feb 15, 2008
gowest1 in Los Angeles Area