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L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

Plate 38's happy hour lobster po'boy $3.50. Moscow mule chasers $7.00.

where to get Shirataki noodles??

Thank you! While I was unsuccessful at finding the soba type noodles at the Mitsuwa in San Gabriel, I very happily stumbled upon a case full of shirataki noodle varieties, including one type that blends tofu with the yam noodle. Guess I will be eating pasta for the next week.

Mar 22, 2015
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where to get Shirataki noodles??

Those soba shirataki noodles sound like the perfect compromise. Are they refrigerated or dehydrated? It would be amazing to find a carb substitute that is appetizing, satiating, and low glycemic but not necessarily a colonic tonic. : )

Mar 22, 2015
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where to get Shirataki noodles??

There is a Galleria market on Vermont and 4th in Koreatown. Its a gorgeous market. Also for the original poster, there is a Japanese market on Sawtelle and Olympic. Perhaps they carry shirataki?

Mar 22, 2015
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where to get Shirataki noodles??

I isolated some of the leftover noodles and tried them for breakfast. Keep in mind that they have been marinating in black bean sauce for 20 hrs. The TASTE was delicious. The noodles had softened a little but retained a little bit of the chewiness. The noodles were also flavored nicely even though they cannot absorb the sauce like egg or wheat noodles. On the flipside, the shiratakis did not become expansive or gummy after a night in the frig. But as happycat reported, the noodles do sit heavy on the belly. It's the fiber. Once that resolves itself, I'm heading back to 99 Ranch for another package (and a run bing!). Next batch of noodles will be dressed with rice vinegar. I want to see how they react to acidity.

Mar 22, 2015
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where to get Shirataki noodles??

Be a hater if you must Ipse... But after having them for lunch in a stir fry with chicken, veggies, and a little black bean sauce, I am now a devotee. The noodles are crunchy like glass noodles or kelp noodles, despite being rinsed and boiled for 10 mins as I prepared the rest of the stir fry. But that crunch added a nice texture and a little fullness to the dish. Note that if you buy a brand that packages the noodles in tight little bundles, you should untie the knots prior to boiling. The knots do not release themselves in the boiling water, and you would end up with little clumpy shirataki gnocchi instead of free flowing strands. I used the entire package in the stir fry since the noodles do not expand and therefore do not provide a lot of volume. The bottom line is that I did not miss the rice. And that alone is worth any fibrous fall out I might encounter. Will report back on that tomorrow...

Mar 21, 2015
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where to get Shirataki noodles??

Your post inspired me to purchase a package of shirataki noodles, which I found in a refrigerator case at the 99 Ranch Market in Arcadia (only a 30 mile drive from the westside!). The package contains 8.82 oz of yam noodles, worth a whopping total of 15 calories, 0 carbs. It sells for $1.59. I plan to stir fry them tomorrow so I will report back on taste and texture.

Mar 21, 2015
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Little Jewel

Double wagyu beef po'boy with sauteed mushrooms and gruyere, onion rings, and a bottle of sparkling water: $26. Tasty but greasy.

Mar 13, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Voting

SEAFOOD SANDWICHES for me, please!

Feb 28, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Nominations

SEAFOOD SANDWICHES +1
That would include filet o' fish sandwiches, oyster po' boys, soft shell crab sliders... etc etc.

Feb 22, 2015
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Great salad for dinner - Culver City area

Feb 17, 2015
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Great salad for dinner - Culver City area

Sage Vegan Bistro at Sepulveda and Washington is amazing...even for a staunch carnivore like me ; ).

Feb 17, 2015
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Restaurants in Sierra Madre pre-theatre?

Sierra Briganti for Italian or Thai Sierra Madre for Thai. Beantown for coffee and dessert afterwards. Enjoy the concert!

Feb 15, 2015
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Excellent Peruvian food in L.A.?

It's an appetizer called Causa Trio. Yellow Peruvian mashed potato towers topped with avocado and either shrimp, chicken, or octopus.

Feb 02, 2015
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Excellent Peruvian food in L.A.?

Hidden away in West Covina is a relatively new Peruvian restaurant called Misky Misky. It's rather fancy, considering the neighborhood, and the 8 variations on ceviche is an unexpected treat.

Vietnamese/Mexican Wedding food. Any Ideas?!

Appetizer ideas: Banh mi torta sliders? Charbroiled beef tacos? Guacamole spring roles with a salsa verde dipping sauce?

Jan 17, 2015
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Where can I order an entire sugar-free (and maybe even vegan) cheesecake in LA??!!

Give Pacific Cheesecake Co in Glendale a try. They make both individual and whole "no sugar added" cheesecakes (also gluten free, savory, not sure about vegan). Unbelievable flavors. And they're generous with samples!

www.pacificcheesecake.com

Oct 06, 2013
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Chinese delivery in Pasadena

Give Fortune Chinese Cuisine a try. It's located at Raymond and Union in Old Town Pasadena (626) 577-1888. We had about a dozen dishes delivered to our office earlier this year (for our Chinese New Year celebration). The delivery guy was the nicest ever and exactly on time. Everything was quite delicious, from the beef with broccoli to the shrimp with black bean sauce. Fortune makes its own soy sauce and they do not use MSG. Plus you can request white or brown rice. Prices are very reasonable. Happy eating! And please report back!

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Fortune Chinese Cuisine
60 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

Aug 05, 2011
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Coupons and Deals- July to August 2011

Groupon for Chichen Itza...

http://www.groupon.com/deals/chichen-...

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Chichen Itza
3655 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Jul 23, 2011
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What is the best Indian restaurant in LA?

Enjoyed a wonderful feast at Akbar in Pasadena tonight. Everything was delish! Ordered the onion fritters to start (8 per order). Served with a trio of spicy condiments, they were savory and crunchy. Mains included tandoori chicken (really tasty, and sizzling onions were oh so good), bharta, dal (a little plain), basmati rice, garlic naan (the order consisted of only one large piece!), and coco lamb. We ordered the lamb based on recs from bloggers, and it did not disappoint. Wonderful flavors, though I wish it had been spicier. All in all, it was a very good dinner. Service was timely and responsive. Best of all, we cashed in a Groupon certificate and it saved us a bundle. Dinner for 3 (without alcohol) cost $75 (before the coupon). I definitely recommend dinner at Akbar!

May 30, 2011
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Good farmers market with organics in/around Pasadena??

I love the South Pasadena FM, but it was quite the zoo last Thursday because of Toyota's Farm to Table Tour. South Pasadena holds its FM on Thursdays, late afternoon through the evening (8-ish) at El Centro and Meridian.

Temple City just launched its own FM on Sunday mornings from 8:30 am till noon. It's still tiny since it just started. All the produce vendors are certified.

http://www.ci.temple-city.ca.us/News%...

Apr 18, 2011
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Indian in LA...with Cocktails

Mezbaan in Pasadena and Radhika's in South Pasadena both have new cocktail lounges.

Apr 17, 2011
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Reasonable Easter Brunch!

Have you looked into Almansor Court in Alhambra? Definitely not high end, but an AYCE spread that offers something for everyone. We usually go there for Easter brunch, stuff ourselves on salmon, king crab legs, and champagne, then the kids have fun putting on the green.

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Almansor Court
700 S Almansor St, Alhambra, CA 91801

Apr 17, 2011
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Shrimp and Grits for breakfast?

Mmmm... Just had homemade cheesy grits with fried eggs and sriracha. If you're interested in trying DIY, I use Bob's Red Mill polenta corn grits, available for purchase at Sprout's Market and maybe Figueroa Produce in Highland Park. One part grits to five parts water. Parmesean cheese is an easy flavor booster.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Elements serve shrimp and grits?

I believe that First and Hope no longer offers that dish, though it was on the Dine LA prix fixe menu. But Firefly definitely serves shrimp and grits for brunch.

Apr 17, 2011
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Which Corned Beef Should I Buy?

Got mine at Costco. $3.99/lb. Flavorful and not too salty. Prepared low and slow in a crockpot (12 hours!). It was especially delicious with the beer-spiked broth, red potatoes, and cabbage.

Mar 21, 2011
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The "Donut Egg Salad Sandwich" ... the doppelgänger to the Donut Burger

Pan fried spicy spam = overboard
Bacon = necessary evil

Feb 11, 2011
Waverly SGV in Home Cooking

Golden Deli Express is open in Temple City (SGV)

Thank you for the breaking news, Ray! Your post inspired me to walk over tonight to check out this exciting culinary addition to TC. The ambiance is as you described, and is notably well-lit and clean. Staff is young, very friendly, and generous with the herb/sprout condiments. While I enjoyed the beef pho and spring rolls, I can't wait to try the cherimoya smoothie!

Feb 11, 2011
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The "Donut Egg Salad Sandwich" ... the doppelgänger to the Donut Burger

Pancakes, syrup, eggs, reinvented... sort of. But the bacon is conspicuously absent!

Feb 11, 2011
Waverly SGV in Home Cooking

Thanksgiving to go dinners

Hi Neta! For the past couple of years, we've been getting a prepared turkey dinner from Fu Shing in Pasadena. While it's not "the best," it always gets devoured. The dinner comes with sticky rice, vegetables, and lots of gravy. Pour one container of gravy over the bird and reheat for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

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Fu Shing Restaurant
4152 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Oct 30, 2009
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halloween cakes

Try Merengue in Monrovia. Last year, they had a triple layer cake depicting a haunted street scene. Also, Bristol Farms will likely have some cute Halloween cupcakes.

Oct 30, 2009
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