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Anderson Valley Holy Gose

I haven't seen a fresh batch of it in a few months. They probably haven't distributed a new batch of it to LA in a while. I'm going to assume that it will be out within the next couple of months or so since it's more of a warm weather beer. On a somewhat related note, not sure if you have access to South Carolina beers, but Westbrook Brewing's Gose is fantastic and blows this Anderson Valley one out of the water.

Jan 16, 2015
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Lunch on the way to Santa Barbara tomorrow

For Mexican seafood dishes, I like El 30 Mariscos in Oxnard. Very tasty shrimp empanadas, ceviche, coctel, etc.

El 30 Mariscos
606 N Ventura Rd
Oxnard, CA 93030

Jan 12, 2015
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Kewpie mayonnaise

I guess I have defective tastebuds then, because Kewpie has always tasted more tart than regular American mayo to me.

Jan 03, 2015
thechez5 in General Topics

Kewpie mayonnaise

I love Kewpie mayo. It's a lot more tart and "eggier" than regular mayo. I like eating it mixed with a little soy sauce on white rice, sprinkled with some furikake. I also like mixing it with gochujang to dip french fries in. I know a lot of people don't like mayo on hot dogs, but I love Kewpie on mine. Along with jalapenos, ketchup, and raw onions. I've also used Kewpie to make chicken salad sandwiches. It adds a nice tartness to it.

Jan 02, 2015
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Best General Tso Chicken in LA?

I'm not a fan of buffets in general, but China Buffet in Torrance has some very good General Tso's chicken on the weekends. It's a nice combination of sweet, tangy, and spicy, in my opinion.

China Buffet
3525 Pacific Coast Highway
Torrance, CA 90505

Jan 01, 2015
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New Italian in Torrance/PV – Lou’s on the Hill

Nice. Thanks for the review. I live in Torrance, so this will be going on my list.

Dec 11, 2014
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curry house doesn't taste the same?

It tastes the same to me, but I've noticed that the amount of curry sauce they give has been decreasing. There's a lot more rice than curry now. At the Torrance location, anyway.

Nov 26, 2014
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Los Angeles version of The Boil

UCLA students.

Nov 19, 2014
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L'Amande French Bakery -- BH, tomorrow?

I go to the Torrance location quite often, and enjoy the chocolate hazelnut and raspberry cream cheese croissants. The Croque Madame is quite good, as well.

Nov 11, 2014
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Another Wonderful Dinner at Chi Spacca

Had a fantastic dinner at Chi Spacca on Friday. Everything was great, but the milk roasted pork loin and the lamb shoulder chop stood out the most for us. I also highly recommend sitting at the chef's counter (unless it's more than 2 of you) as its quite fascinating watching Chef Colby and the rest of the chefs/cooks do their thing.

Nov 10, 2014
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Is it disappointing for you not to eat turkey or ham on Thanksgiving?

We always have roast lamb for Thanksgiving because no one in my house really likes turkey.

Nov 02, 2014
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Thanksgiving biscuits ideas

These absolutely fantastic bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits that Chef David LeFevre makes at his restaurant, Manhattan Beach Post.

http://www.lamag.com/recipes/david-le...

Nov 02, 2014
thechez5 in Home Cooking

CHICKEN CURRY! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (November 2014)

I'm Sri Lankan so I always make traditional Sri Lankan chicken curry.

This recipe is pretty identical to what I make: http://www.infolanka.com/recipes/mess...
(Rampe = Pandan leaves)

Nov 02, 2014
thechez5 in Home Cooking

It's all about the egg .

Scrambled with goat cheese and spinach.

Nov 01, 2014
thechez5 in Home Cooking
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I really like <fill in chain> and I look forward to returning

Curry House
Curry House CoCo Ichibanya
Furaibo
KyoChon
800 Degrees Pizza
In N Out
Popeye's
El Pollo Loco
Starbucks

Nov 01, 2014
thechez5 in Chains

Shrimp Trucks?

Any new trucks? My favorite was The Shrimp Guys but they seem to have gone out of business. Really hard to find Hawaiian style garlic shrimp plates here. The closest I've found is the garlic shrimp plate at Cajun Caleb (picture above) in Lomita, but even that is lacking.

Nov 01, 2014
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Guiltiest Guilty Pleasures

Ikea's Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, lingonberry sauce plate.

Amazonas Habanero Sauce

Well, I'm obviously blind... Thank you!

Jul 01, 2013
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Amazonas Habanero Sauce

Does anyone know where I can buy this? I had it at Dog Haus in Pasadena and it was fantastic. Did a google search but nothing at all came up. Thanks, in advance.

Jul 01, 2013
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Best Truffle fries in LA?

The Standing Room in Redondo Beach.

Jun 30, 2013
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Sotto Review

Sotto's pork meatballs are absolutely fantastic, in my opinion. I could probably eat about 20 of them.

May 25, 2013
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Petty Cash Taqueria

Open to walk-ins only tonight at 6pm. Anyone going?

http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/20...

May 21, 2013
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BBQ in Los Angeles

Bludso's BBQ in Compton.
http://bludsosbbq.com/

May 21, 2013
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Redondo Beach Pier --- Help.

I actually enjoyed The Boiling Shrimp. It's the same concept as The Boiling Crab in Garden Grove. Try the "Medley" seasoning, extra spicy! It's located on the upper level, kind of above the arcade.

Mar 08, 2013
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Sri Lankan food

There's a new one in Torrance called Curry Leaf. It's not great, but I'm Sri Lankan so I'm picky... Still looking for a decent "lamprais"...

Feb 11, 2013
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Abigaile in Hermosa

Anyone been recently? Thoughts?

Jan 30, 2013
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10 Best Cakes in Los Angeles

Paradise Cake at King's Hawaiian, which I see has been mentioned already...

Dec 01, 2012
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The Ten Best Things To Eat In LA Right Now

The fried chicken at The Parish is pretty damn good.

Nov 03, 2012
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Redondo seafood restaurant

Fishbar in Manhattan Beach is really good, in my opinion. Fantastic clam chowder!

Jul 27, 2012
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Best Calzone in Los Angeles?

Eatalian Cafe in Gardena has a pretty good calzone, in my opinion. It's called the Calzone Roger.

Jul 22, 2012
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