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Isaan Station in K-Town should be on people's radars.

Funny, I live close to there and want to love it, but wasn't thrilled. Plus, the prices are about a dollar too high and the portions a tad too small. However, I haven't tried this soup you mention or the grilled chicken. I'll give it another shot.

That being said, I'd be shocked if it came close to Sri Siam, whose bbq duck leg larb and khao soi make life worth living. But then, Isaan Station specializes in different dishes.

May 12, 2014
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Anyone been to Spicy BBQ recently?

Swede, this is the greatest thing one human has ever done for another. Thank you.

Dec 24, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Memphis Style BBQ Ribs.

Bludso's all the way. Now, I've never been to Jay-Bees, but I will fight a fool over the supremacy of dry ribs over wet, and Bludso's is the best I've ever had. Ever. Supposedly there's a Hollywood offshoot opening soon, but for the time being, hightail down to the CPT for some Bludso's.

Dec 12, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Anyone been to Spicy BBQ recently?

Fame, where else do you like?

Dec 04, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Anyone been to Spicy BBQ recently?

Khao soi is my favoritest thing in LA! (well, after the ab goosht at Attari on Friday's.) Thanks for the updates. I will check out this Darabar. .

Dec 04, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Bludso's BBQ is coming to Hollywood at old Tar Pit location!

Any update on this? I need me some ribs!

Nov 26, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Paletas in the SFV

thanks! went today and had the guayabana? will try more this weekend.

Sep 12, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Paletas in the SFV

Is there anywhere in the San Fernando Valley for paletas, like Mateo's in Culver City or the places downtown? I tried to go to Paletas Pacoima today but it looked closed. Anywhere else?

Sep 09, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Kosher Meat in San Diego

My parents just moved to San Diego and can't find a good kosher market or at least a source for kosher meat in the area. Does everyone just overpay for Empire goods at regular markets? Your help would make a good dutiful son to my mother, which honestly, is every Jewish boy's goal.

Sep 06, 2012
Rosiepigs in San Diego

Ruen Pair Shopping Center

Do not go to Red Corner. Their Americanized stuff is gross, so unless they're real Thai stuff is good, I'd sty far away.

Aug 26, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Hostaria del Piccolo

I took the girlfriend there for Valentine's Day and we were both happy--she because she loves Italian, and me because I grew up on the East Coast when going out to eat was either Chinese food or mediocre red sauce Italian. She was please with her bolognese, and I liked my pasta with sausage and peas. Plus, I liked the grilled calamari, and octopi still kinda weird me out. I think this is now our go-to Italian.

Feb 24, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Bacon Milkshake

Please tell me this is the Jumping the Shark moment of the bacon craze. I like bacon as much as the next guy, but this sounds disgusting. Pig should not come in liquid form, unless it's lard, and then delicious.

Feb 10, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Cassoulet in LA

Lucques' annual Cassoulet night is coming up, so I was wondering where else in LA one can gout un bon cassoulet. Alas, Le Saint Amour seems to be no more, so what other French-ish bistro or brasserie might carry it?

Feb 10, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Please help me with a wiener!

I think we have a wiener! I asked an Swiss friend and he thinks that I'm looking for the cervelat, the national sausage of Switzerland! (I swear one of the places I've been to was actually Swiss and no one suggested it.) It is red enough, and often grilled, and I do remember eating stand sausage in Germany. Now, just to test his theory.

Feb 03, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Please help me with a wiener!

More to update--I've followed many of your suggestions and still haven't come upon the exact wiener. Peripatetic, my sausage was redder than that. The nice ladies at Continental Sausage Company thought it might just be a knackwurst. I tried their knackwurst and it was good, but not what I was looking for.

That was yesterday. Today, I happened to be in Montrose and consulted a nice lady behind the counter at Schreiner's. Again, the guess is the knackwurst, but while theirs was good, it was not the red beast of my memory.

I will continue looking. I'm betting the people at either the sausage place on Olympic or the folk at the hidden-behind-a-warehouse on Coldwater Canyon can help me. Otherwise, I'd better come into some money so I can journey back to Munchen.

Feb 01, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Please help me with a wiener!

Sadly, my long-sought wiener is not the bockwurst. I went to Currywurst yesterday and ordered one, and was shocked when a gray sausage on a bun was delivered unto me. It was a fine wiener, but not what I was looking for. (also, it was cold inside.)

Google images has confirmed that a bockwurst is light grey, or sometimes orange. The thing I'm looking for was red, like kielbasa, maybe, but didn't taste like kielbasa. The search goes on.

Jan 30, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Please help me with a wiener!

thanks so much! will check them out!

Jan 26, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Please help me with a wiener!

thanks! That discussion was mainly about weisswurst, but the wiener I'm looking for was red and pork, I believe. I'll check the European Sausage Company on Olympic. Anyone else have any other leads?

Jan 23, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Anyone been to Spicy BBQ recently?

I loved Spicy BBQ when I went, but I've seen much chagrin on this board about their usage of non-dairy creamer instead of coconut milk in their khao soi. Khao soi has become something of an obsession of mine, and while I live the nearby Sri Siam's and I just enjoyed Pailin, I remember like Spicy BBQ's the most. If memory serves me well, it was a huge portion, the sides were particularly good, and I appreciate the usage of bone-in chicken over just last minute drop-in's of chicken breast at other places. Are they still using the creamer? Do they use any coconut milk? And, where else can I get this delicious ambrosia?

Jan 19, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Banh Mi in Reseda?

Maiweezy, I think you're referring Van Sandwiches, which is where I went yesterday. It was good, and at $3.50 a sandwich, was a good deal. I had the grilled pork and the grilled chicken--both fine. I always mean to venture into the world of Vietnamese cold cuts, but I'm afraid of ones that are, in fact, too livery. I'll try Sandwich Express next.

Jan 19, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Banh Mi in Reseda?

Where can I get a good banh mi with delicious fillings in Reseda? I went to one place, a real mom and pop joint on a North-South street there, but found the chicken to be really bland. Should I go to Sandwich Express?

Jan 18, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Best steak frites under $20

Two words: "La" and "La." I think Lala's steak frites is still under $17, and is delicious. The size of the steak is a little smaller and they've added a little side salad to the meal, but it's a great delicious deal nonetheless. It's a skirt steak, so it's different from the cut you're going to get at other places, but I prefer it for it's meatiness.

Jan 17, 2012
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Authentic food in St. Thomas?

Does anyone know where to get authentic, Islands food in St. Thomas that is not ridiculously overpriced? This is my family's third trip to St. Thomas, which is an amazingly beautiful place to visit, but with poor options for food. Ok, not poor, but it's hard to find food that is representative of the island for dinner. During the day there's lots of options, particularly in Charlotte Amalie, ranging from trucks to sit-down places. However, at night we've mostly eaten either overpriced Euro places (Craig and Sally's) or overpriced pub food. I've never been very impressed with the European places, and while I understand the island mark-up, the quality is never up to snuff. I can't decide if this is a shortage of quality ingredients of chefs, or a deliberate attempt to take advantage of visitors who may be willing to spend money to get to the island but won't know any better about food.

Instead, I'd rather eat dinner somewhere more representative of the island. (I can get overpriced Euro food or crappy pub burgers back home.) Is Trenchtown Rock any good (even if it's Jamaican, not St. Thomasian.) Anywhere else? I'm all for the trucks near the St. John ferry, but my parents are timid. Any other options?

Dec 26, 2011
Rosiepigs in Latin America & Caribbean

Please help me with a wiener!

A long time ago, I visited Munich right before Christmas. While strolling the Kristallmarkt, I encountered the most delicious sausage ever. It was red and roasted on a spit and flat-out delicious. I ate two that night and then a bunch over the next few days in Germanic Europe, even finding the ones at train station more than satisfactory.

Sadly, I have never found this wiener's equal in the United States. in fact, I'm not even sure what it's called. Net research has informed me that the traditional sausage of Munich is the weisswurst, but that's not definitely not my wiener. What is this blessed thing called? And can I find it anywhere in the burgeoning LA sausage scene?

Nov 22, 2011
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Lunch in Little Osaka?

I stopped by Chabuya today, but I wanted chicken ramen and didn't feel like chicken/mushroom (I've never been a huge fan of mushrooms.) instead, I went to Tofuya and went with their bulgogi special, as I was afraid the tofu soup wouldn't fill me up. bad choice. Everyone else was getting the soup, while my bulgogi was just functional. I should listen to y'all more.

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Chabuya
2002 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Nov 11, 2011
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Lunch in Little Osaka?

Little luck today as well. At the truck stop there were only 3 trucks--Holy Aioli, Calbi, and a Mexican truck. i waited too long and the line for the Holy Aioili truck was too long, and I had Mexican last night, so I resorted to Calbi. Once again, a letdown. I got the beef burrito, which was more like a salad burrito with very little beef involved. Nothing sadder than a salad burrito--as Homer Simpson once pointed out, "You don't make friends with salad." I guess the lunch gods don't want me to dine yummy this week. We'll see what tomorrow brings.

Nov 10, 2011
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Lunch in Little Osaka?

I should've listened to you. Instead, I went to Ramenya because it was closer, got the shoyu ramen with wonton, and was severely disappointed. I'm not a huge ramen fan, but mainly because I'm new to it. This bowl, though, was so bland it was gross, that it was inedible in its vapidness. I did find the trucks on my way back, so I'll hit them up tomorrow (they're a bit further down on Olympic.)

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Ramenya
11555 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Nov 09, 2011
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

What to do with boiled chicken?

This has to be a classic debate--what do you do with the chicken meat after making chicken soup? My mother eats it cold and plain, and there's an old family recipe of frying it up in oil with onions (although, to make it more authentic I guess I could use shmaltz.) Neither of those are particularly satisfying, particularly the cold and plain stuff. blah. What do other people do with the post-soup meat?

Nov 09, 2011
Rosiepigs in Home Cooking

Lunch in Little Osaka?

I'm temping this week in a pleasant corner of nowheresville, Westside, near to Little Osaka. Where should I get lunch? I'm looking to spend $10 or under (answering phones doesn't pay that well), and the town finally shooed away all the food trucks that used to congregate near Sawtelle and Mississippi. Does anyone have any good recommendations? I tried Gr/eats today and found my salmon sandwich uninteresting. Thanks!

Nov 08, 2011
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area

Chocolate Almond Croissant

Finally got to try Breadbar's chocolate almond croissant. It was good, BUT NOT $7.25 GOOD! Any pastry costing $7.25 should come with cocaine inside. Will try pain du jour next.

Nov 03, 2011
Rosiepigs in Los Angeles Area