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Izakaya Fu-Ga report

Oh, BTW, there was more steak on that plate. I just didn't get to my camera fast enough!

Jun 16, 2014
Just One Bite in Los Angeles Area

Izakaya Fu-Ga report

I've never heard of this place but I wanted a place in Little Tokyo for Father's Day that would take a reservation for 6. This place had good reviews, and my family was willing to trust me, so we went. The entrance is down a narrow staircase from the street, but there is an elevator somewhere. There is a bar on one side of the room, and tables/chairs/booths fill the rest. I thought it might be dark & dank, being underground but it isn't at all.

The food was delicious! It's an Izakaya, so there are lots of items on the menu along with lots of beers, sakes and a full bar. I did the sake sampler, which was about an ounce of 5 different cold sakes for $20. Very fun, and helped me figure out what sakes I like which is not always easy to remember!

We tried so many of the items on the menu, and enjoyed them all. Highly recommend the sashimi sampler which had about 8 different items, 2 (generous) slices of each. The Hamachi Carpaccio with jalapanos was delicious too. The Rib-eye was grilled perfectly, and so savory. We all loved the shishito peppers...have never had them in a sauce and they were great. We ended up ordering another one. Also had the shrimp & vegetable tempura, udon, spicy edamame, yakisoba, yellowtail collar, karage chicken (perfect) and the crunchy roll. Everything was fresh, perfectly cooked, well presented, generous portions and delicious! It was great going with 6 people, because we could try so many items. Can't wait to go back, and try some more! And my family thinks I'm a hero. :)

Jun 16, 2014
Just One Bite in Los Angeles Area

Providence offering an $80 tasting menu throughout June

Thanks for the photos! I loved my meal at Provence. The SB sea urchin was one of the best dishes I have ever had.

Jun 02, 2014
Just One Bite in Los Angeles Area

Remember these Restaurants?

I love Orange Julius. I haven't tried it, but here's a recipe that is supposed to be just like it!

http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/orang...

May 15, 2014
Just One Bite in Los Angeles Area

Recipes You've Never Heard of Outside Your Family

My mom would split the Krispy Kreme donuts, spread them with butter and put them in the broiler. The sugar would get all crispy & glazed, and the saltiness of the butter....mmmmmmm. Those were the days!

Mar 07, 2014
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Rec for Wailea/Makena area

I loved Ka'ana Kitchen in the new Andaz Maui hotel. They also have very good cocktails at their bar. Just went in December.
http://maui.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/...

Feb 27, 2014
Just One Bite in Hawaii

Claud & Co Eatery (Pasadena)

I'm going tonight, and the menu is Mediterranean. Can't wait! Also learned that you can BYOB. They have a $6 per person "Glassware" fee.

Feb 27, 2014
Just One Bite in Los Angeles Area

Maui Trip Report (mostly Kihei and Wailea)

Great report! I'm in Kihei right now and will use some of your suggestions!! Thank you!

Feb 05, 2014
Just One Bite in Hawaii

Authentic Saimin around Kihei?

Brought my 83 year old dad to Maui for Thanksgiving vacation. He keeps talking about great Saimin he had years and years ago, and is looking to recreate the local taste. We're staying in Wailea and going to Kihei later today so if there is a quick suggestion is love to hear it! Thanks!! And I will do a trip report later...we've had some great meals!

Dec 02, 2013
Just One Bite in Hawaii

Gyu-Kaku, Gaon or ??? Fun for teens?

Pasadena. But I think the S'mores at Gyu-kaku might nail it! How do you order there? The set menus or the "courses?"

Jul 09, 2013
Just One Bite in Los Angeles Area

Gyu-Kaku, Gaon or ??? Fun for teens?

I have 2 13-year olds visiting. Tomorrow is our "Spa Day" (hair, mani, pedi) so want to take them to dinner. They are pretty active & into food, so thought something interactive would be fun. Has anyone been to Gyu-Kaku and/or Gaon? Both sound interesting & fun. Or any other ideas?

Thanks in advance!!

Jul 09, 2013
Just One Bite in Los Angeles Area

Food and/or drinks by Natural History Museum on a Sunday?

Some friends and I are going to see Charles Phoenix at the Natural History Museum on Dec. 16th. The show is at 7pm, so all the museum cafes are closed.

Any ideas on places around there to have a pre-show meal?

Thanks!

Dec 03, 2012
Just One Bite in Los Angeles Area

Downtown Restaurant for Sunday dinner for a group of about 30?

Hi all,

We are having a memorial at Fukui mortuary this Sunday, and want to take people out to dinner after. It's at on Temple by Vignes, sort of close to Little Tokyo. I think we would like Japanese or Chinese food. Does any one know of a place that might be able to accommodate us? Price doesn't really matter at this point.

Thanks for any advice!

Oct 26, 2012
Just One Bite in Los Angeles Area

How to store Tahitian Vanilla?

Thanks everyone! I will wrap tight the gift ones. I am also definitely going to make some vanilla sugar, and vanilla vodka. My husband wants to make vanilla whiskey. The vanilla grower we met said he puts a whole vanilla bean in a bottle of whiskey and lets it sit for a week. Then he transfers to another bottle. He said he has been doing a bottle a week, for 12 years, all with the same bean!!

Oct 26, 2012
Just One Bite in Home Cooking

How to store Tahitian Vanilla?

I just got back from Tahiti, and bought several small packs of vanilla beans as gifts. There are about 5 pods in a pack, vacuum sealed (but not tightly.) I want to use them as Christmas gifts, but don't want them to go bad or maybe mold (they look moist) before December.

Does anyone know if they will go bad? Should my friends get an early Xmas gift? Or can I put them in the fridge or freezer? Or just leave them as-is?

Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated! This stuff smells awesome, and I don't want to ruin the beans!

Thanks!!

Oct 26, 2012
Just One Bite in Home Cooking

Trattoria Neapolis in Pasadena?

Has anyone tried it yet? The menu looks great, and the drinks look fantastic. Just wondering!

Jul 31, 2012
Just One Bite in Los Angeles Area

Lunch between Sherman Oaks & Huntington Beach?

My friend and I want to meet for lunch on Friday, somewhere decent that is about the same distance for both of us. Any suggestions? Even if not for specific restaurants, how about areas?

Thanks!

Apr 25, 2012
Just One Bite in Los Angeles Area

Dining in Okinawa...any suggestions?

Thank you so much for the information. We are actually going to scuba dive, so will be doing that 3 of the days. Then we are flying to mainland Japan to visit family. So unfortunately, unless we go with the dive company, we probably won't make it to other islands...this time!

That being said, if you do have any recommendations for specific places in Okinawa to eat, I'd love to hear about them!

Mar 27, 2012
Just One Bite in Japan

Dining in Okinawa...any suggestions?

I'm going to Okinawa in a few days, for a week. Staying at the Terrace Garden Mihama Resort, in Mihama, Chatan. We hear that it is by the American Village but we definitely want to try some typical Okinawan food!

Any suggestions, for food and things to do (besides scuba...that is already scheduled) would be appreciated!

Thanks!

Mar 27, 2012
Just One Bite in Japan

DESPERATE NEED OF FOIE GRAS! Please Help With Restaurants...

I had a good foie gras appetizer at Hatfield's last year. And my husband had a delicious Kobe filet with Foie Gras at Katsu-ya in Glendale a few weeks ago.

Mmmm...now I want some!

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Hatfield's
6703 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Katsuya - Glendale
702 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210

Feb 21, 2012
Just One Bite in Los Angeles Area

Sushi Sasabune? or something else close to Sushi Zo?

Probably a dumb question, but what does "irrc" stand for?

Feb 20, 2012
Just One Bite in Los Angeles Area

Osaka Restaurant in Hollywood

I had reservations for tomorrow night at this restaurant, and was really looking forward to trying it out. Reviews were great, and I got a deal from BloomSpot. But I just got a call from the restaurant and they are CLOSING!! Whoever I spoke with, maybe the owner or manager, sounded so sad about it. I felt sort of heart-broken for him.

Feb 20, 2012
Just One Bite in Los Angeles Area

Tar and Roses off to Promising Start and Tar Free

Sounds interesting, especially the mix and match starters. Where is it?

Feb 06, 2012
Just One Bite in Los Angeles Area

Culture 22 in Pasadena....Anyone been?

Where is the service panned? Any food reviews?

Feb 01, 2012
Just One Bite in Los Angeles Area

Copley's in Palm Springs

Thanks Shari! We ended up staying in. My friends didn't want to leave the pool since it was such a nice day! But I'll keep these in mind for next time.

Jan 31, 2012
Just One Bite in California

Culture 22 in Pasadena....Anyone been?

I just found this restaurant on Open Table. Menu sounds good so I was wondering if anyone has tried it?

http://culture22.net/

Thanks!

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Culture 22
45 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

Jan 31, 2012
Just One Bite in Los Angeles Area

Copley's in Palm Springs

I'm looking for a nice restaurant with good food, to celebrate my husband's birthday. Just going to PS for the weekend, so not familiar with the dining scene. I found some reviews of Copley's and it sounds good so I was hoping I could get more info from the Chowhounds!

Or if you have other recommendations, please let me know. He loves steak & seafood, good martinis and wine, and we are staying in the Old Movie Colony (?) area.

Thanks!

Jan 24, 2012
Just One Bite in California

Are there any CH worthy places in Palm Springs?

I'm in PS this weekend. What did you find that you can recommend?

Dec 02, 2011
Just One Bite in California

Nice dinner in Santa Monica

If you are going to be in SM on the weekend, a really fun thing to do is the Six Taste Food Tour. I just did it last weekend and it was amazing!! Don't do it the day of his birthday dinner because you will be full after the tour, but you get to try 6-8 places. If you are foodies, you will love it! Great info about the restaurants, cool food, info about the architecture, etc. SO fun.

Nov 17, 2011
Just One Bite in Los Angeles Area

Narrowing down my choices for one week vacation in Maui

We were just there a few weeks ago for our first time. We were also in Wailea, and because we were scuba diving early a few mornings we wanted to stay 'close to home' for dinners. We had a FABULOUS dinner at Ferraro's at the Four Seasons. It's on the patio overlooking the ocean and the view is amazing. Try to get a reservation about 15-30 minutes before sunset so you are settled with a drink. This is an Italian restaurant, and the food was delicious. There was also a classical duo (playing modern music) that really enhanced the dining experience.

We also went to Nick's Fish Market at the Fairmont. The oysters were amazing! The food was also very good and again, a nice patio. However, no view from this restaurant.

Another restaurant we tried was Hamahamanukunukuapaii (sp?) at the Grand Wailea. Another restaurant with a beautiful view. And we loved their appetizers, and their sashimi dinner. Both plentiful, delicious and reasonably priced.

Have a wonderful time. I did reviews of the restaurants on tripadvisor, with photos, if you are interested. http://www.tripadvisor.com/members/Na...

Nov 11, 2011
Just One Bite in Hawaii