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Which cuisines does Los Angeles do better than anywhere else in the US? Discuss.

Long Beach is best for Cambodian.

Apr 07, 2013
whomever1 in Los Angeles Area

SoCal Indigenous Ingredients

Chia seed is readily available in health food stores. Also, I have been told manzanita berries were used by the SoCal natives for producing an alcoholic beverage.

Mar 30, 2012
whomever1 in Los Angeles Area

Bicycle Bread (the bakery)

And exceptional chocolate chip cookies.

Mar 30, 2012
whomever1 in Los Angeles Area

Bicycle Bread (the bakery)

It seems to me Chowhound has gotten away from it's "Great little hole-in-the-wall" emphasis, but Bicycle Bread qualifies in this category. And they've just increased their hours by 1/3rd--they're now open 3 hours per week, Thursday from 5 to 8 pm. They have a limited selection of breads, but all are made with freshly ground wheat. Their name is derived from the fact that they make deliveries by bike in the USC area.
http://bicyclebread.com/

1840 S Union Ave, Los Angeles, 90015

Mar 25, 2012
whomever1 in Los Angeles Area

Worthwhile dining near USC????

Yes, it is just a chain in a Disney-esque center, but I enjoyed going to the Yard House at Staples Center--right up Figueroa from USC. Good appetizers, good happy hour. Easiest way to get there from USC is to take the F DASH bus. And there are other places to eat at the center.

Feb 06, 2009
whomever1 in Los Angeles Area

BBQ - Where to find the best in LA?

And of course, they've just opened up a branch of Porky's in Long Beach, at Redondo a little south of Anaheim.

Aug 21, 2008
whomever1 in Los Angeles Area

Wait, you're telling me there's no Korean BBQ in Long Beach?

Sorry. I''ve eaten at a pretty good Korean BBQ in Cerritos--it's just south of the SE corner of South and Gridley. It's been years, tho.

Feb 09, 2008
whomever1 in Los Angeles Area

Anybody been to Wakatay?

So I finally managed to eat at Wakatay, and was very pleased. I had the ceviche mixta, and it was as closer to the ceviche I've had in Peru than anywhere else I've tried. It was listed as one of the appetisers, though.
My wife was a little skeptical about trying a new place, so she just ordered some pesto, but that was very good also. And we had some Yuca fries, which were good. So--we only tried a couple of things, but what we had was good Service was okay, though the waiter forgot my order of chicha morada, but brought it quickly when I asked.

Jun 23, 2007
whomever1 in Los Angeles Area

Anybody been to Wakatay?

Guess not.

May 11, 2007
whomever1 in Los Angeles Area

Anybody been to Wakatay?

I often go to the Marukai grocery in Gardena, and have noticed a new Japanese/Peruvian place (Wakatay) in the same shopping center. Has anyone tried it? I looked at the menu and it has all the Peruvian standards--most of which leave me indifferent, unless the ceviche they've got tastes as good as they make it in Lima. I've never actually seen any action there, but I usually have to come by at a non-meal time. And after I looked at the menu there, the little ladies at the Mikawaya mochi store asked me what kind of restaurant it was.

1630 Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena.

May 10, 2007
whomever1 in Los Angeles Area

Any C'Hound Baby Boomers?

You had this cardboard blue "H" you put in your window if you wanted the Helm's truck to stop at your house.
Another service I was learned has become almost non-existant--you can only get diaper service in a few (mostly ritzy) areas of Los Angeles. In fact, it's almost impossible to buy cloth diapers at all.

Jan 17, 2007
whomever1 in Not About Food

Any C'Hound Baby Boomers?

I think that part of the deal is that not everyone had cars back then--or these outfits lasted until well into the time when everyone did have transportation. Possibly that's why ice cream trucks are still around--kids can't drive to the store. After gas prices go over $5.00 per gallon, we'll see more of these people.

Jan 17, 2007
whomever1 in Not About Food

Are There Any Non-Asian Restaurants in Los Angeles That Actually Serve Tea Brewed With Tea Leaves?

I had lunch with my mother at The Vintage Tea Leaf in Long Beach not too long ago. Excellant tea served well, but the food was pretty high-priced tiffin kind of stuff--scones, little sandwiches, some good soups.

Dec 24, 2006
whomever1 in Los Angeles Area

Good Eats for College Students in Irvine?

Make sure you check out the Wholesome Foods grocery store at Culver and Michelson. And there's a TenRen Tea house somewhere in Irvine, if you need boba.

Nov 30, 2006
whomever1 in Los Angeles Area

Has anyone tried Da Vinci's at the Long Beach Airport yet?

They just opened a few weeks (days?) ago, but had a "Coming Soon" sign up for donkey's years, so I've been curious. I looked at their menu, and it's a bit too high end for me to try without a recommendation. You'd get to watch the planes taking off, though.

http://www.stefanosdavinci.com/index....

Nov 26, 2006
whomever1 in Los Angeles Area

Sesame Noodle Salad with Tofu

I also use less sesame oil. But my suggestion is to toss the noodles with ice cubes (then remove them) before mixing and serving.

Aug 26, 2006
whomever1 in Recipes

Best French Cider selection?

Ooh--it doesn't look like that hyperlink went in right. Anyway, they were touting Eric Bourdelet Sydre.

Aug 24, 2006
whomever1 in Los Angeles Area

Best French Cider selection?

The last newsletter at the Wine Country in Signal Hill talked about their cider selection:
http://www.thewinecountry.com/documen...

Aug 24, 2006
whomever1 in Los Angeles Area