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Does anyone remember Danish Bakery on Pico and their "Budapest Cake"?

I thought the name was Danish Pastry but whatever it was, it was incredible. Went a couple time every week. Can't help you with the Budapest Cake, though. Did you ever have their Princess Cake? Really exceptional. Great pastries and delicious sandwiches. Some time after they closed, we were shopping at Rapport on La Brea and one of the Danish Pastry shop owners was working there as a host/receptionist. Can't even remember what she told me about why they closed. A shame.

Mar 20, 2011
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

The best croissants on the westside...WHERE TO GO?

Go ahead. Laugh. I would have. A few weeks ago I read on Chowhound about Thee's Bakery having a good burger bun. They do. Looked good, so I tried a croissant, too. Surprised me. Flaky, crisp, etc. If you're at Farmer's Market and try one, I would like to hear your opinion.

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Thee's Continental Pastries
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Feb 21, 2011
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Any Chow-worthy lunch places around Slauson/405?

Yes, answering this after all this time! I have to say I had a problem with Sorrento's for personal reasons and non-food issues. Anyway, I still like El Abajeno. Warming dishes, yes, but many of my Latina y Latino friends think it's good, especially the frijoles, arroz, gorditas de carnitas, and tacos dorados de carne asada.

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El Abajeno
4513 Inglewood Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

Feb 20, 2011
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Any Chow-worthy lunch places around Slauson/405?

I know this is ridiculous but I never noticed your question before. Believe me, I'm not a ramen expert like so many seem to be on Chowhound but my favorite is Ramenya, on Olympic. Have not been to any of the places in the far reaches of Los Angeles. I was told many years ago that Asahi, on Sawtelle, was better but never thought so.

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Ramenya
11555 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Feb 20, 2011
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

veal parm sandwich and manhatten clam chowder

Go to the Palm. Order the veal parm. They will serve bread at the table. Place veal parm on bread. Eat. It will be delicious. (Should be enough for two sandwiches)

Start with Gigi Salad. They may have red chowder. Have the key lime pie or chocolate cake for dessert.

Jan 17, 2011
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Frozen Posole in Los Angles area ???

But don't you want to cook it long enough to meld all the flavors and tenderize the pork?

Some old news: Surfas, the "kitchen store" in Culver City, used to carry dried hominy, which was my favorite way to start a pot of posole. If enough people requested it, they might start carrying it again. It does make difference to start from scratch.

Jan 03, 2011
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Frozen Posole in Los Angles area ???

The Albertson's at Venice and Culver Blvd. has Bueno frozen posole. They also carry Bueno frozen, roasted New Mexico green chiles. They may have this stuff at all the Albertson's?

Dec 30, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Hu'z Szechuan, on National and Motor

echoparkdirt,
Asking the same recently about fried rice. Have not tried a couple places recommended yet but for egg rolls, the closest I ever had was Genghis Cohen, on Fairfax. Haven't been there in years but they used to have an egg roll with nice pebbly skin and it contained pork, shrimp, cabbage (I think it was cabbage), and some other vegetables. Their mustard was screaming hot. Not the watered down stuff at many other places.

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Genghis Cohen
740 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Dec 15, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Fried Rice

Thanks redboxer, hbkawachi, and The Chowhound Team

Dec 03, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Hawaiian Fried Rice [split from LA]

I'll try it. Thanks

Nov 25, 2010
mopeyboy in Home Cooking

Fried Rice

redboxer,

I'm all eyes!

Nov 17, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Fried Rice

Harry, I haven't looked but you might want to try this:

gooeylouiecake.com

Nov 17, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

St. Louis (or New York?) Style Fried Rice

Found one. Wang's Wok, in the Loop at 565 Melville, around the corner from Blueberry Hill. Good beef fried rice and great pork fried rice.

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Blueberry Hill Restaurant
6504 Delmar Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63130

Nov 17, 2010
mopeyboy in Great Plains

Fried Rice

Thanks for the replies and suggestions.

Oct 17, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

St. Louis (or New York?) Style Fried Rice

Thanks ameliemaria. I'll give them a try again. Do you remember Steve Yuen, the original owner and do you know if he still has a place?

Oct 17, 2010
mopeyboy in Great Plains

St. Louis (or New York?) Style Fried Rice

Meant In St. Louis. I travel there at least a couple times a year. As for the style, that's why I wrote St. Louis (or New York?). I think it's maybe just old school Cantonese?

Do you have any specific locations for some carry-out places I can try?

Oct 17, 2010
mopeyboy in Great Plains

Fried Rice

Thanks for the suggestion monku. I'll try it. I do like it dark but I also like the Japanese style I have had at Ramenya on Olympic and a place that's gone now, Yokohama, that was on Gateway.

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Ramenya
11555 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Oct 13, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Best BBQ?

Jase, I go a lot on Wednesdays to Weschester. I do like the ribs. I like my ribs sans sauce and I like the rub he uses. But what I get most of the time is the pork. Andre calls it pulled pork but it's not that at all. It's probably boneless pork shoulder and he slices it up. I have him chop it up a bit more. I think it's great, although I do admit that once in awhile, it can be dry.

He also has great mac&cheese. Old style. Not this fancy stuff everyone makes now.

Oct 13, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

St. Louis (or New York?) Style Fried Rice

Have lived in Los Angeles since 1982 and can't get that old style, dark colored, St. Louis fried rice. You know, the stuff they made at all those take-out places. No peas and carrots but bean sprouts. Out here, all the fried rice is very light colored and loaded with peas and carrots.

My favorite was Park Chop Suey and went there every time I came back. I guess he sold the place and opened some restaurant out in the Chesterfield area.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Park Chop Suey
1321 Chouteau Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63103

Oct 13, 2010
mopeyboy in Great Plains

Fried Rice

I grew up in St. Louis, where fried rice was dark. Could not have been just from soy sauce. Never heard of fried rice with carrots and peas, till I traveled out of the city. Still ask for my fried rice without carrots and peas. St. Louis had scores of walk up Chinese places. I have been told that the style was like New York Chinese. Any suggestions for the Western side of LA?

Oct 13, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Five Guys Burgers and Fries Opening in Thousand Oaks

Been to the Carson one a number of times in the past. Meat is good. Fries are better. The buns are too soft. I have even had them hold the foil wrapping so the bun wouldn't steam. Didn't make much difference. I don't go anymore.

My choice for a new burger chain is Smashburger. Tried them in Denver and love it. There are two in the San Diego area but none in LA. If you are familiar with Steak n Shake, Smashburgers tastes like Steak n Shake in the glorious olden days.

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Five Guys Burgers
20700 Avalon Blvd, Carson, CA 90746

Oct 06, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Has Father's Office gone downhill?

Phurstluv is correct. The Kool-Aid flows. I think FO has a good burger. It should be at that price. I also think it's ridiculous that you can't even ask for something to be left off. So, as someone wrote, I go elsewhere or make them at home.

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Father's Office
3229 Helms Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034

Oct 06, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Is there better szechuan in LA than Chung KIng in San Gabriel?

What about the Westside? Do any of you have recs for me?

Oct 06, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Disappointed with the Beef French Dip Sandwich at Philippe or Am I Missing Something?

Don't eat lamb and agree with all those negs about this place. And do agree about the one at Bandera's. It's great. Better than any I have had at Philippe's.

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Philippe the Original
1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Bandera
11704 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Oct 06, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Best Milkshake in Los Angeles?

Thanks to all of you. I'll put these on my list to try.

Oct 06, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Best Milkshake in Los Angeles?

Thanks wienermobile

Oct 04, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Best Milkshake in Los Angeles?

Please, no suggestions for Fatburger, In & Out, Carl's Jr., etc.

Oct 04, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Best BBQ?

Here are my picks. Some of those mentioned, I have tried to various results. BigMista's and Bludso's are on my list to try:
1.Bodacious Q, in a shopping center on the corner of Avalon and University in Carson. The ribs, brisket, and chopped pork are usually excellent. Cole slaw and beans are good. Other sides are just average.
2. Dray's BBQ, local farmer's markets Wed. in Westchester on Lincoln and Manchester, Sat. near Leimert Park, Sun. in Mar Vista at Grandview and Venice

Aug 05, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Key Lime Pie (to take home) on Westside

As noted, the Palm has great Key Lime pie but it will be expensive to buy a whole pie. Another good one is Clemetine's on Ensley, across Santa Monica from Century City.

Jul 23, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area

Heading to LA last minute - in dire need of Fried Chicken!

Must agree about this place. Very excited when they opened because we live in Culver City. Tried it 3 to 4 times over the first year or so. A greasy mess and bad service, too.

Love some of the other recs. Roscoe's though, can be really hit and miss.

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Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken
9537 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Jun 27, 2010
mopeyboy in Los Angeles Area