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Sea Harbour vs. Elite

I'll look it up and give it a shot! Thx!

Feb 26, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Sea Harbour vs. Elite

Interesting. It was crazy at Elite and half empty when I went to Sea Harbour. I thought I was in the wrong place and had to confirm online that I went to the right restaurant.

I'm definitely not an expert on dim sum, but I can say that there was more shrimp in the shumai and the rice wrapping on the har gow was amazing.

Thanks for the opinion. I think I'm confirming in my head that these places have a huge variance in customer service. Maybe because I'm a non-Catonese speaker.

Feb 24, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Sea Harbour vs. Elite

Here's the deal. After reading about which dim sum is the best in LA, I decided to go with what LA Weekly ranked as #1 Sea Harbour and #2 Elite.

I first went to Elite. Had the shumai, har gow and bbq pork bun, shark fin dumplings and vegetable dumplings. Also had the egg tart

The servers were amazingly rude and literally threw things on our table. Also had them charge me tea for my 3 year old. What?!

Then I went to Sea Harbour and ordered the same items. The servers were really polite and helpful. However, the place is more expensive than Elite.

Verdict: Elite is hands-down better than Sea Harbour in terms of food freshness and taste. It isn't even a contest. I hate this fact since the folks at Elite are such ****. The egg tart and har gow were stand outs. Craving them already.

Question to my fellow Chowhounders: Does the food quality vary drastically at these places and I encountered the 1 standard deviation for Sea Harbour?

Feb 24, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

North Orange County - Food Bermuda Triangle - Need Restaurant Recs

Mas Islamic was my dinner tonight. Very good stuff. Going back soon to eat the rest of the menu

Feb 11, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

North Orange County - Food Bermuda Triangle - Need Restaurant Recs

Ate at Early Bird Sunday morning and it was fab..

Feb 11, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

North Orange County - Food Bermuda Triangle - Need Restaurant Recs

Thanks! I used to work in Orange so have been to Jagerhaus on a couple of occasions and they are quite good. The others, I'll have to try. Most excellent!

Feb 09, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

North Orange County - Food Bermuda Triangle - Need Restaurant Recs

Much appreciated! I've feel like a kid in a candy store at the moment. Will have to eat my way through all these recommendations!

Feb 09, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

North Orange County - Food Bermuda Triangle - Need Restaurant Recs

I didn't know that there was a Little Arabia. I think this might be first on my itinerary.

Namastey is right next to my favorite Korean place called Honey Pig. My buddies are constantly telling me that it is better than the one in Koreatown.

Feb 06, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

North Orange County - Food Bermuda Triangle - Need Restaurant Recs

You rock! Thank you so much. I've been using Yelp! but that is hit and miss (mostly miss) and should have thought of Chowhound first. Excited to try these places out!

Feb 06, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

North Orange County - Food Bermuda Triangle - Need Restaurant Recs

I live in Fullerton and miss being in West LA and Downtown for good food. Can anybody give me your top 10 food places in North OC?

Feb 06, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Up to my neck in demi-glace

Awesome. Just plain awesome!

Jan 23, 2013
buttdrunk in Home Cooking

For my Koreatown Chowhounders, which grocery chain has the best meat selections?

I think the galbi at Zion is best

Nov 15, 2012
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

15th Anniversary Dinner - Restaurant Recommendations Please - $100/pp budget

Live in Fullerton and would prefer North OC but most recommendations will probably be South OC. That's ok. Please no sushi, Mediterranean or Indian food.

Much appreciated!

Sep 26, 2012
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Seolleongtang at Han Bat Sul Lung Tang (HANBAT SHUL -LUNG-TANG)

If you put soy sauce in the soup, someone will come out of the kitchen and kick your ass

Aug 15, 2012
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

In Chicago from Los Angeles for 2 weeks

Thanks! Since I this sneaking suspicion that I've been eating crappy Italian food all my life, I'm definitely going to the trattoria.

Jun 20, 2012
buttdrunk in Chicago Area

In Chicago from Los Angeles for 2 weeks

Thanks!

Jun 20, 2012
buttdrunk in Chicago Area

In Chicago from Los Angeles for 2 weeks

I'm mostly interested in a place where I can chill out and spend time after work. Don't want to be stuck in my hotel room watching television by myself.

Thank you for the most excellent recommendations! I've now got an itinerary of places to go.

Jun 20, 2012
buttdrunk in Chicago Area

In Chicago from Los Angeles for 2 weeks

I'm not sure what Chicago natives call the area of downtown I'll be staying, but I think it is referred to as the "East Loop" (Monroe stop on the Red).

Can anyone give me recommendations on pubs and places where I can eat solo? Willing to adventure out but places near metro stops would be much appreciated.

One thing that I don't want to eat is deep dish pizza since I've done that the last 3 times I've been to your lovely city.

Jun 20, 2012
buttdrunk in Chicago Area

Brining pork chops

Let me clarify: have you brined and then froze the meat?

Jan 24, 2012
buttdrunk in Home Cooking

What's your fav ramen shop and why?

yeah the hours that Gomen keeps is definitely not convenient for folks like me. tastes pretty darn good though!

Jan 24, 2012
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Brining pork chops

Hey Jon, I bought a lot of cut pork loin from Costco (only one option right?) and getting the same dry results. I'm sure brining will work out but wonder what would happen if I patted dry and froze them afterwards. Have you ever done that?

Jan 24, 2012
buttdrunk in Home Cooking

Where do Koreans frequent for BBQ in Ktown?

Zion Market is, from what my wife tells me, is the best marinade.

Jan 17, 2012
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Road to Seoul, Korean BBQ review w/ pics

Have you tried Oh Dae San? How does it compare if you've been?

Jan 17, 2012
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Sushi in the OC - Can't find anything decent and Yelp is absolutely useless!

I didn't do omakase at Noguchi. Maybe that's what I should have done. Kind of hard with a 2 year old in tow.

Dec 26, 2011
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Sushi in the OC - Can't find anything decent and Yelp is absolutely useless!

Sushi Noguchi is definitely the best of the group. There are two reasons why I didn't care for it: 1. Value - The price tag was way expensive. 2. Sushi rice - getting a little particular but the rice was cold and hard. Quite a shame since the fish on top was amazing.

Dec 22, 2011
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Sushi in the OC - Can't find anything decent and Yelp is absolutely useless!

Thank you all for the great recommendations. I will start my expedition shortly and report back!

Dec 22, 2011
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Sushi in the OC - Can't find anything decent and Yelp is absolutely useless!

I need your help. I live in north OC (Fullerton) and have been looking for good sushi for 6 months since I've moved here. Any suggestions? I don't want to spend a fortune either. About $50 pp would be my budget. Here are disappointing places I've been to so far:

Sushi Noguchi (Yorba Linda)
Ginza Sushi (Fullerton)
Orange Sushi (Fullerton)
Kabuki (Brea)

To give more guidance as to what I like, when I go to LA to eat sushi I go to:

Komasa
Sushi Gen

Thanks for any help offered!

Dec 20, 2011
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Korean curious

I am Korean and am amazed at how much Jonathan Gold's tastes coincide with mine. Most of the places on the list are excellent but others I still need to try.

Feb 10, 2008
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Looking for romantic dinner place (10th year anniversary)

I would prefer to stay in the Long Beach area if at all possible, but I know the dining choices are quite limited so anywhere in the general LA/OC metro is fine. Please limit the cuisine to French, Italian, American or Japanese. I'm not willing to experiment for my 10th year anniversary. Thanks!

Sep 23, 2007
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area