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Sakae Sushi (Gardena, CA)

This place is not dank. Maybe an old building because they have been there over 35 years. I order my New Years Sushi from there, besides going every so often to get their sushi for lunch.

Aug 21, 2015
flylice2x in Los Angeles Area

New Din Tai Fung in Univ. Village Mall (Seattle) !

I guess it's a novelty in Seattle. Went to the one in Bellevue and it was ok. There's one in Arcadia, California, but Dim Sum in LA is a tough business with all the choices.
Little over priced but still would eat there again if did not have other choices.

Feb 22, 2015
flylice2x in Greater Seattle

Remember these Restaurants?

That's in Long Beach on Cherry. Now it's Hokkaido Buffet.

Del Conte's came back to me..

Dec 13, 2014
flylice2x in Los Angeles Area

Suggestion in Torrance/South Bay area

Date Night
Dominique’s Kitchen
522 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Make reservations

1250 Cabrillo Ave Torrance, CA 90501
Make reservations

Restaurant Christine
24530 Hawthorne Blvd Torrance CA 90505
Make reservations

Eatalian Café
15500 S Broadway St Gardena CA
kid friendly

Dec 13, 2014
flylice2x in Los Angeles Area

Remember these Restaurants?

Anyone remember the name of the Prime Rib restaurant on PCH in Torrance. They also served steaks,crab legs, green goddess salad and grilled garlic cheese bread. Closed down because they lost their lease back in the 1990?

The only place that is close to what they had is Del Rae Restaurant in Pico Rivera on Washington Blvd.

Dec 06, 2014
flylice2x in Los Angeles Area

"plain old taco shop" in Hawthorne area?

Tito's Tacos
11222 Washington Place
Culver City 90230

Maybe next time you're in town

Nov 24, 2014
flylice2x in Los Angeles Area


Yea, miss Tin Sing and Gung Hay. I live in Gardena so I've been to all those places.

They just don't live up to Ting Sing and Gung Hay or maybe I'm
being nostalgic.

Nov 19, 2014
flylice2x in Los Angeles Area


Looking for a Cantonese restaurant in South Bay area or any decent one in LA county.

Nov 18, 2014
flylice2x in Los Angeles Area

Shakey's Changed The Recipe For Mojos And They Are Horrible Now - Your Thoughts

I didn't know they were still around...

Oct 13, 2014
flylice2x in Chains

85°C Degrees Bakery ...

The one in Gardena you can sit inside and outside. They have many tables. The crowds have died down since opening. I think it lure is you can get breads/ pastry and some kind of beverage verses just a regular bakery with just coffee.

Oct 05, 2014
flylice2x in San Diego

I think I saw a mouse in frying pan....throw out or clean it?

Fill the pan halfway with water and add a couple of tablespoons of baking soda and bring to a boil watching that it does not boil over. This should remove all the gunk out.

Then I would clean and dry it and put it on high heat again until it smokes.

Sep 22, 2014
flylice2x in Not About Food

Kona...Where to eat?


Aug 23, 2014
flylice2x in Hawaii

Halo Halo in Oahu

Don't like Jolibee's, but Max's was ok

Aug 16, 2014
flylice2x in Hawaii

Kona...Where to eat?

Anywhere in Kona, have 2 weeks and can drive from one end to the other.

Aug 16, 2014
flylice2x in Hawaii

Wasted food due to guest taking too much -- any solutions?

Let it go and say nothing. In time it will correct itself by her taking smaller portions or eating everything on her plate.

Aug 11, 2014
flylice2x in Not About Food

Best Pho in Hawthrone?

Pho Consomme in Gardena just west of Pho So 1 on Redondo Bch Blvd is good also.

Aug 03, 2014
flylice2x in Los Angeles Area

Kona...Where to eat?

Haven't been to Kona in a very long time.
Any Suggestions on where to eat breakfast lunch dinner?
All suggested price ranges, both local and hotels ok.

Jul 26, 2014
flylice2x in Hawaii

Roy's or other Hawaiian food in the L.A. area?

They moved to Redondo and Normandie and the service is terrible. The food has gone downhill some. Went last Sunday. The place used to be Divia's bar. They did nothing to upgrade or refresh the place up like what Bob's Hawaiian Style did when they moved to Western Ave.
They seem more into the after hours of drinking and dancing since they have a full bar with 6 TVs showing sports and a band and pool table area.

Jun 21, 2014
flylice2x in Los Angeles Area

Shrimp Trucks?

In Gardena / Torrance (my order of preference)
Bob's Hawaiian Style on Western
The Loft
King's and The Local Place
Island Eats Hale Aina
Bruddahs- located on Redondo Bch Blvd/ Normandie. Gone downhill since new owners took over.

These places serve mostly Asian style food and can not be compared to what you get in Hawaii like Helena's, Peoples, Young's Fish Market and Ono's.

The only thing Hawaiian would be the Lau Lau, Kalua Pork served with lomi and Poi if you request it.

Now if your lumping the Hawaiian style Asian food they serve then that's a different comparison.

As far as Shrimp Trucks go, haven't seen one in the Southbay area.

Jun 21, 2014
flylice2x in Los Angeles Area

Visiting Champlin in May

I tried but got over ruled.....

Visiting Champlin in May

Just got back from visiting my brother in Champlin. It's CHAMPLIN not Champlain, as my brother corrects me with my pidgin accent. Boy these transplanted Hawaiians. Just miss all the snow and rain. Even got sunburned on Monday with the temp up to 68 degrees.
Here's what /where we ate- ( I did not pick these places)
Friday- Lunch
Lunch Trucks (12) Downtown MSP -
Ordered from Nordest BBQ Truck - (not on yelp)
Pork BBQ sandwich -ok
Beef Brisket BBQ sandwich -ok
Beef Brisket Taco salad- where's the beef
Brownie- standard
Ordered from Tappanyaki Truck- (not on yelp)
Chicken tappanyaki -ok
Have to try the other truck next time..

Dinner- The Crave- Mall Of America
Sushi Boat and entrees are expensive and portions are small- just ok.

Saturday Lunch - Bulldog N.E. on Hennepin Ave
Hot dish Tater Tots
5 assorted Burgers, Chili Hot dog, Fried Chicken sandwich
Beer and soda
I like the place and would go back.

Dinner- Texas Roadhouse in Coons Rapids
Roasted peanuts- complimentary
Cactus Blossom
2-Fort Worth rib eye steaks
1-Sirloin steak
1- 1/2 rack BBQ pork ribs
1- Fried chicken steak
1-1/2 roasted chicken
Cocktails and beer
no room for dessert
Would go back and maybe try the 20 oz ribeye just for the hell of it.

Sunday- Pot Luck Dinner- Spring/summer cabin at a 3 par golf course
Hot Artichoke crab dip, Teriyaki chicken, Hawaiian Mac Salad, Asian slaw, cheese, sausage, crackers, chips

Monday- Dinner - Enjoy Chinese in Champlin
Cream cheese won ton
Pork Lo Mein
Sesame chicken
Shrimp fried rice
Shrimp with lobster sauce
Beef with oyster sauce
Was ok-My Brother knows the owner so got a family discount.
I'm spoiled about Chinese food since I live in LA

Airplane food sucks so I brought my own sandwich on both flights.

Whole Pig Roast - how to hold it for hours before serving?

Wrap it up in foil and leave a few coals to keep warm. Warning though the crispy skin may not be crispy if wrapped in foil as doing this creates steam within the foil.
You can always crisp it just before serving.

Apr 29, 2014
flylice2x in Home Cooking

Grimaldi's Pizza in El Segundo Review:


Apr 19, 2014
flylice2x in Los Angeles Area

Chinese Sausage

I like it pan fried to eat with eggs and rice or stir fry with veggies like Chinese broccoli. or cabbage. I have friends who have steamed or boiled them.

Apr 13, 2014
flylice2x in Home Cooking

Visiting Champlin in May

Reason I mentioned Mall of America is I been there several times and have eaten in most of the places there.

Visiting Champlin in May

Just visiting family and I would like to take them to either dinner, lunch or breakfast, but dinner would be 1st.
They probably have their favorites but I would like to go someplace they have might have not gone.
Diners drive in and dives had that bowling place so 45mins to 1 hr drive can be ok and price up to 25 person.

Visiting Champlin in May

Visiting Champlin in May and recs for breakfast lunch and dinner besides Mall of America

Getting egg custard to set in a pie crust.

What's the recipe for your custard, might be to watery?

Mar 16, 2014
flylice2x in Home Cooking

*uncle clay's house of pure aloha redefines shave ice*

Grew up going to Shimazu so I like it better than most. Lived across Lanakila Elementary school on Kuakini.
Went to L&L before it was L&L on Liliha.
Guess I need to try Uncle Clays.

Mar 15, 2014
flylice2x in Hawaii

Are we supposed to be tipping much less than I thought in California?

I live in Southern California and I usually only tip 15%. Less if service was sub-par. I don't care what the server makes that's between him and the owner. I tip because of the service.

Mar 15, 2014
flylice2x in Not About Food