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Eggs - LA Dish of the Month (March 2013)

Jan 09, 2014
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

Gravy Ramen at Kanpai Sushi - anyone tried it?

I was the very first customer to try it :-)
I happened to be there the first night they put it on the menu about 2 weeks ago.
one of the sushi chef, Kazu-san, created this ramen and was very interested in my opinion after my first bites...
I LIKED IT alot. It is kinda like a tsukemen (noodles with heavy dipping broth) but you dont need to dip because the noodles are already inside.... it is a mainly veggie stock with some pork bone for flavor... it is not for everyone since it is kinda thick (thicker than curry i would say) but if you want something different than a regular soupy ramen then this is something you should at least try once...

Feb 15, 2012
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

The Spice Table lunch - Perceptor's Photo Report

ns1..... i could not have described the pork belly sandwich better myself... hahaha... love it!

Jun 16, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

The Spice Table - Perceptor's Photo Report

Hi Nosh...
did you see my Spice Table Lunch report?

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The Spice Table
114 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Jun 05, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

The Spice Table lunch - Perceptor's Photo Report

Cold cut, pork belly (but thats a special not on regular menu), meatball, chicken

May 28, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

The Spice Table lunch - Perceptor's Photo Report

glad you had a good lunch there Aching!!! try cold cut sandwich + shrimp chip next time..........

May 28, 2011
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The Spice Table lunch - Perceptor's Photo Report

wise words from a wise experienced husband........ :-)

May 26, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

The Spice Table lunch - Perceptor's Photo Report

hahaha thats a good way to introduce your wife to food she gags on... and now she is converted!! :-)

May 26, 2011
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The Spice Table - Perceptor's Photo Report

Porthos... that IS a tough call but i personally like the oxtail stew a tiny bit more..... and that oxtail stew is EVEN BETTER the day or so later as leftovers....

May 26, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

The Spice Table - Perceptor's Photo Report

ooo black tea ice cream sounds goood...hope they have it next tuesday when i go

May 26, 2011
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The Spice Table lunch - Perceptor's Photo Report

well said Bert.......

May 25, 2011
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The Spice Table lunch - Perceptor's Photo Report

J.L i dont use a macro lens i use my trusty 16-35L

May 24, 2011
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The Spice Table lunch - Perceptor's Photo Report

good eye J.L canon 40D

May 24, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

The Spice Table lunch - Perceptor's Photo Report

have had a few fantastic dinners at Spice Table since opening in March..... recently they started their quick service lunch...order in the front, pay, get a number, and food will be delivered to your table... for lunch the main attraction is their offering of gourmet banh mi inspired sandwiches... i've tried almost all of their sandwiches and all of them are great with very different taste and textures... my favorite is their cold cut which has Vietnamese ham, paté, house made headcheese, garlic mayo, pickled carrots, pickled daikon, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeños all inside a fresh baguette baked in the back... I understand the usual banh mi sandwiches are in the $2-3 zone in the usual banh mi stores but the moment you try this you will understand the refinement of taste that makes it worth the $7.5 that they charge...

check this place for a quick downtown lunch..... good stuff

Here is my photo report:
http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/s...

- Perceptor

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The Spice Table
114 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

May 24, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

Cochon 555 Pig Event - Perceptor's Report

Tim Goodell totally should

May 10, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

Cochon 555 Pig Event - Perceptor's Report

Porthos...... 3 top bites for me were... Mozza's porchetta, Mozza's 10hour shoulder with cracking and Public's pig's head & trotter sausage..... all damn good

May 05, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

Cochon 555 Pig Event - Perceptor's Report

JAB.... good question.... im not sure.... i think is roasted

May 05, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

Cochon 555 Pig Event - Perceptor's Report

Norm Man... it was $125 and it was all inclusive (food/drinks)... the only money i spent there was for buying t-shirts....

May 05, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

Cochon 555 Pig Event - Perceptor's Report

JAB.... it was a ridiculously insane log of pork

May 05, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

Cochon 555 Pig Event - Perceptor's Report

This was my 1st Cochon 555 experience and I had an amazing time eating awesome pork dishes and sampling alot of wines.... if you love anything pork then you MUST check this event out!!!

alittle background about this event from their website:
"Cochon 555 is a one-of-a-kind traveling culinary competition and tasting event–five chefs, five pigs, five wine makers–to promote sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. Each stop along the ten-city tour offers hard-working local farmers the opportunity to connect with like-minded agriculturalists, renowned chefs and the pork-loving public. Our goal is to help family farms sustain and expand their businesses and to encourage breed diversity. Cochon 555 is the only heritage breed pig culinary competition in the country."

The Los Angeles participants:
FIVE CHEFS
Octavio Becerra – Palate Food & Wine
Chad Colby – Mozza (winner of the night)
Tim Goodell – Public Kitchen & Bar
Ben Ford – Ford’s Filling Station
Joshua Whigham – The Bazaar

FIVE PIGS
Berkshire – ReRide Ranch
Hampshire – Hopkins Hog Farm via Tender Belly
Spotted Poland – Hopkins Hog Farm via Tender Belly
Hereford – Hopkins Hog Farm via Tender Belly
Red Wattle – Walnut Keep Farm & Vineyard

Here is my photo coverage:
http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/s...

- Perceptor

May 05, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

Ola - Perceptor's Photo Report

continuing my reports from my Miami eating weekend....

our first dinner upon arrival was at Ola inside the Sanctuary Hotel....
it was a great start to the weekend with great cocktails and one of the most creative ceviche menu i've had... my wife and I ordered 5 of the ceviche dishes cuz we just couldnt get enough of it.... their lobster empanada with squid ink dough was out of this world, a must get.....

Here is my photo report:
http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/s...

Ola
Sanctuary Hotel
1745 James Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 695-9125
www.olamiami.com

- Perceptor

The Spice Table - Perceptor's Photo Report

last time i was there, i boxed up the oxtail stew cuz we were too full.... ate it the next night after all the sauce and meat were partying it up in my fridge... it was EVEN better... hmmm

Apr 13, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

Pubbelly - Perceptor's Photo Report

what an fantastic eating weekend my wife and I just had in Miami... visiting from Los Angeles for a 3 day weekend, we packed our eating schedule with Ola, Pubbelly, Sra.Martinez, Casa Tua and Havana Harry's...
I will start sharing my photo report with my experience at Pubbelly first...

to start, i love pork belly... any belly on any animal (fish, pork, cow) is a must order on any menu :-)
when i was researching for miami eateries, i came across Pubbelly and after seeing the menu, i had to reserve a dinner for it....

dinner was awesome... that pork belly with torched butterscotch over kabocha puree has got to be one of the best/unique preparation of a brick of pork belly ive ever had.... i nearly fainted... that mcBelly is damn good as well... how can you go wrong with pork belly sliders... all the other dishes were tops as well...

Here is my photo coverage:
http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/s...

Pubbelly
1418 20th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-7555
www.pubbelly.com

- Perceptor

Son of a Gun - Perceptor's Photo Report

good point mc michael... i took the interior picture at 6:00pm when it was empty... by 7:30, the place was jumping especially the bar and communal table area...

Apr 12, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

alligator shnitzel at Son of a gun

other than the fact it is alligator, it really isn't that intriguing.... it is dry chicken cutlet...
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/778221

Apr 12, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

Son of a Gun - Perceptor's Photo Report

after the success of Animal, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo opened Son of a Gun on 3rd Street shop/eatery stretch by Beverly Center... it has a very cool nautica/new england vibe to it... the looong 20 seat communal table is the center piece of the restaurant... communal table definitely encourages alot of conversation and sharing between complete strangers...

food wise... the highlights were the lobster roll, fish dip and shrimp toast... the dessert hoboken special which is chocolate ice cream with pineapple fanta was definitely an interesting combo... im not copying that at home anytime soon but definitely interesting borderline interestingly odd :-)

Here is my photo report:
http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/s...

- Perceptor

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Son of a Gun
8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Apr 12, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

The Spice Table - Perceptor's Photo Report

Porthos....dim sum is always a solid reason for waking up early on weekend.... but my reason is my true love of english football... damn those 5am kickoffs

Apr 02, 2011
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The Spice Table - Perceptor's Photo Report

i need to try the chile prawn next time... they didnt have it when i was there...
Porthos.... we both sure wake up early on a saturday morning :-)

Apr 02, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

The Spice Table - Perceptor's Photo Report

glad you had a nice evening there Aching..... i need to go back soon to try the items i didnt order last time

Mar 23, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area

Cochon 555- May 1st LA- aka Pig Cookoff

I just purchased the tickets........... :-)

Mar 17, 2011
Perceptor in Los Angeles Area