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Wexler's- meh.

This. Lox or sturgeon on bagel, or even half-and-half, like jessejames. Go early on a Sunday morning and Micah himself will serve you, if he's not busy with the (not-feeling-the-love) pastrami.

33 minutes ago
stravaigint in Los Angeles Area

Best Tamagoyaki on the current scene ?????????? You guys know by that I mean the style and texture and flavor that I would climb mountains for and drive eons and eons for....

Another surprise in the valley: Sushi Tanaka.

This first pic looks awfully familiar...

http://www.yelp.com.au/biz_photos/sus...

Maybe they'll do a gohan for you?

http://www.yelp.com.au/biz_photos/sus...

*edit* maybe we need to take this to a "Sushi in the Valley" thread. Seems like there's some exploring to do.

Sep 03, 2014
stravaigint in Los Angeles Area

Best Tamagoyaki on the current scene ?????????? You guys know by that I mean the style and texture and flavor that I would climb mountains for and drive eons and eons for....

Have any of you crossed the canyon for the fluffy tamago at 4-on-6 in Encino? It looks pretty darned delicious.

http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/4-on-6...

Aug 29, 2014
stravaigint in Los Angeles Area

Dinner Omakase at Sushi Tsujita (A Photo Story)

But that chandelier!

Aug 27, 2014
stravaigint in Los Angeles Area

Best Tamagoyaki on the current scene ?????????? You guys know by that I mean the style and texture and flavor that I would climb mountains for and drive eons and eons for....

Dinner omakase at Kiriko, then across town to see Shige-san for the eggplant parm and tamagoyaki?

Aug 27, 2014
stravaigint in Los Angeles Area

Best Tamagoyaki on the current scene ?????????? You guys know by that I mean the style and texture and flavor that I would climb mountains for and drive eons and eons for....

Yup, that roll is massive. I swear it has three times the filling of the cigar-shaped ones they do elsewhere.

Aug 27, 2014
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Best Tamagoyaki on the current scene ?????????? You guys know by that I mean the style and texture and flavor that I would climb mountains for and drive eons and eons for....

Just one blue crab, and one negitoro. TheOffalo actually told me to get the 3-roll special, but I didn't want the soup and salad.

Aug 27, 2014
stravaigint in Los Angeles Area

Best Tamagoyaki on the current scene ?????????? You guys know by that I mean the style and texture and flavor that I would climb mountains for and drive eons and eons for....

I agree with this listicle. Except for (3), cos I haven't been. And kevin swears by shige-san's tamagoyaki, so I feel like it deserves a shot.

Dinner Omakase at Sushi Tsujita (A Photo Story)

"If you’ve frequented Shunji Japanese Cuisine, or Katsuya (or is it Katsu-Ya?), you might just recognize one or two of the faces behind the bar."

And they've brought their sense of humor with them. Top-notch photo-bombing skills.

Best Tamagoyaki on the current scene ?????????? You guys know by that I mean the style and texture and flavor that I would climb mountains for and drive eons and eons for....

The whole experience was exceptional, even though I only had a few items. The highlight was a kani temaki: absolutely stuffed with rich, unctuous blue crab, light on the mayo, wrapped in wonderfully crispy nori. It probably belongs in the handroll thread, but whatevs. Picture of deliciousness attached.

Aug 26, 2014
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Best Tamagoyaki on the current scene ?????????? You guys know by that I mean the style and texture and flavor that I would climb mountains for and drive eons and eons for....

I don't remember you climbing any mountains last week to make it over to the westside :P

I'm ashamed to say it was my first time at Kiriko. It was beyond kevin'ing exceptional. I'm now sorry I only had one order, but there's only so much stomach space...

Dinner Omakase at Mori Sushi: A Pictorial Essay

Variety of fish, no. Sawa's selection is more limited.

Quality of *raw* ingredients, yes. His toro is spectacular...when it's not covered in sauce =.=

Quality of rice, unknown, as Sawa serves almost exclusively sashimi - Steve-san hasn't served me a piece of nigiri since 2009...

Aug 25, 2014
stravaigint in Los Angeles Area

Mini-Dinner Omakase at Shunji Japanese Cuisine: A Pictorial Essay

#theheilife

Aug 20, 2014
stravaigint in Los Angeles Area

Sushi Tsujita opens today. How do you think it'll do, w/Kiriko, Mori, Shunji less than 2 miles away?

That's a kevin-load of kama toro...

Sushi Tsujita opens today. How do you think it'll do, w/Kiriko, Mori, Shunji less than 2 miles away?

The only thing that matters is the view from a counter seat. It'll look fine.

Sushi Tsujita opens today. How do you think it'll do, w/Kiriko, Mori, Shunji less than 2 miles away?

120 bucks is a bit higher than what we're paying up here, but then I expect the quality will be better, and I don't know what rent on Sawtelle is like.

But it's the bonus rounds that will lead to BK, as kevin is so fond of saying. I'll need at least another 10-15 pieces on top. Or maybe they can bring me a tsukemen...

favorite sushi right now ????? price no object, natch.

You know, if you skipped 4 or 5 visits to Tana's you could probably afford Urasawa...

And where's the Shunji report ?????????????

Aug 01, 2014
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favorite sushi right now ????? price no object, natch.

If we tell you, are you actually gonna go? :-)

Jul 31, 2014
stravaigint in Los Angeles Area

French Laundry solo? [Yountvile]

There are some great alternatives suggested in this thread, but just in case you want to try anyway:

"I understand that the restaurant requires tables of 2 or 4"

I'm not sure that's a hard policy - I was there recently with a party of three (we booked over the phone). And there was even a single diner, tucked away in the far corner. So it is possible. Call them up and see if they can help you.

Porcellino, Bi-Rite, Kin Khao (San Francisco: Day One)

Hey, we tried - that's 8 dishes in four hours, not counting the ice cream and a side of sticky rice!

Porcellino, Bi-Rite, Kin Khao (San Francisco: Day One)

Says the guy who had to do laps at Georges...

Porcellino, Bi-Rite, Kin Khao (San Francisco: Day One)

I had a feeling this would be up already :)

You left out the salumi platter, but then it was half gone by the time you arrived *whistle*

YALAHAFA (Yet Another L.A. Hound Asking for Advice) on Great Eats in SF Proper (Muni accessible, non-high end)

Depending? Possibly? What is this I don't even...

Hung's Kitchen in San Ramon

I just asked some friends who live in the area, and apparently they love the place...but hadn't told me =.= No detailed descriptions, but they like the XLB, sea bass chive dumpling, scallop dumpling, spicy beef tendon, salt and pepper fish and the mantou. If I can guilt them into a meal I'll report back.

Malacca, Malaysia - Good Nyonya lunch at Nancy's Kitchen

Agreed, welcome back!

Kansui Ramen in San Jose [Goat Pastrami, Pumpernickel Noodles, Willow Glen]

Those pumpernickel noodles look fantastic! #16 is very impressive given its location outside of the ramen-ya hot zones. I really hope they offer a dinner service soon.

This is also the first time I've noticed how highly you rank Ajisen, which is nice, because I thought I was the only one crazy enough to go to Warm Springs for ramen of all things...

Some new things in downtown San Jose

They've taken down the Arepa Swing sign. Hrm.

I finally tried Loteria Taco Bar - so disappointing. Will stick to the breaded halibut at Dia De Pesca

san jose recommendations

Yup, Owl's Howl.

Liquid Bread Gastropub - Campbell - deserves a try

They have a variation of the burger on the bar menu. It comes without the Béarnaise sauce, and I think without the Cowgirl Creamery Seascape, but it does have the pickled onions and some crumbled cheese. And it's utterly, fist pumpingly fantastic. Like, plate licked completely clean fantastic. If I hadn't already had the kale salad, and eyed up the dessert board, I'd have had another. Loosely packed, properly seasoned, and dripping into the bun, which soaked it up without falling to pieces. I want another one. And I'm going to write to the Metro and tell them to shove their latest burger list, because Liquid Bread should have won.

Blue crab hand rolls only, wow.

"so that the warm, loosely packed rice that Nozawa is known for stays warm"

I can safely cross that off the list then.

Apr 04, 2014
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