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Del Rey Kitchen - awesome new asian fusion in MDR/Culver City

Stumbled upon this new restaurant in a strip mall of Culver Blvd @ McConnell. I go to the Wine warehouse on McConnell and hadn't noticed this place. It's across from Ronnie's Diner.

A group of four of us arrived for dinner at 8:30 on Saturday night, not sure what to expect but hopeful. The restaurant is only 5 weeks old and doesn't have a liquor license, but does allow BYOB with no corkage fee. We had prepared for this and brought a couple bottles of wine with us.

There is a prix fixe menu available which includes an appetizer, a pasta or entree and a side salad for $19.

There were so many great sounding things on the menu that we decided to order a few appetizers - Albacore Tiradito and Devil's Tofu - plus the Mixed mushroom salad. Everything was amazing.

Next we ordered entrees - Hamburg Steak, Fish of the day, Crispy Ponzu Chicken and the Tofu Steak appetizer.

We loved everything that was served. The owner/manager?? came over to us when we first arrived and again through out the meal. The service was excellent.

Love love love this place and will be back very soon. It definitely has the vibe of a great neighborhood find that you don't really want to share, but you really want them to succeed, so you have to tell everyone. We are leaving LA for a year and I really want Del Rey Kitchen to be here when we return.

Going back tonight with another group of friends and a couple more bottles of wine :)

www.delreykitchen.com
12740 Culver Blvd (McConnell, between Centinela and the 90
)Los Angeles, CA 90066
310-822-7788

Oct 27, 2013
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Want to take advantage of an expense account dinner Westside-ish

Thanks so much for the list. My brother just told me yesterday that he was going to be in town and I went completely blank. I know of some of these (but couldn't think of them). I"m going to check out all the menus now.

Jul 28, 2010
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Want to take advantage of an expense account dinner Westside-ish

My brother is going to Katsuya for lunch. So no sushi for dinner. Thanks for the rec though, I love sushi and will have to try some time.

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Katsuya Hollywood
6300 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Jul 28, 2010
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Want to take advantage of an expense account dinner Westside-ish

My brother is in town for the day today and taking us out for dinner on his very generous, old school expense account. I normally don't spend alot of money on dinner out, so have no idea where to go to really take advantage of this opportunity. Need some great recommendations on the Westside-ish - willing to drive a little bit, Century City, Mid-city, but don't want to spend too much time in the car. Something with great, relaxed atmosphere and amazing food would be perfect.

I know I can count on the all knowing chowhounds to help me out. Thanks so much.

Jul 28, 2010
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Where to find Lalah's curry powder in LA

Thanks so much for the responses. I'm going to contact the company and see if they can tell me where to get locally. If not possible, I will definitely try XnicStore. I had seen their site in my search, but wasn't sure about ordering from them. I'll post again, if I find Lalah's locally.

Oct 19, 2008
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Where to find Lalah's curry powder in LA

I want to make curry and roti for the husband and haven't made it since I moved to LA. So, where can I find Lalah's curry powder in LA? My husband's family is from Trinidad and only Lalah's will do. I have his mother/grandmother's recipe and it's wonderful, but specific LALAH's. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I'm on the westside, but will drive anywhere to get Lalah's. Thanks so much.

Oct 15, 2008
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Bread Recipes for Bread Machine

Okay ... so I'm definitely getting into the spirit of fall, even though I live in LA. I guess it's all those years growing up in Canada, it's in my DNA. I baked about 4 loaves of bread this weekend with the bread machine. Here's another recipe I've used alot and it's a wonderful sorta sweet bread. Amazing the next day used for french toast.

Cardamom Bread

2 Tbsp butter, room temperature
1/2 c + 1 Tbsp milk
1/3 c sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg beaten
2 c flour
1 tsp cardamom ground (use fresh if possible**)
1 1/2 tsp bread machine yeast

Place all ingredients in machine in order suggested by manufacturer. Use light or sweet setting. Shake bread from pan and cool on rack.

** it really makes a difference to use fresh cardamom pods. Split them and put seeds into pepper grinder or use mortar/pestle to grind. Smells amazing.

Oct 13, 2008
farnorthfood in Home Cooking

Bread Recipes for Bread Machine

I just hauled out my old bread machine this week. I'm trying to save money and making my own bread is an easy part of that. I can stop spending $6 a loaf.

I just made this amazing french bread last night. It's for a small 1 lb loaf, which is perfect for 2 people, since this bread doesn't keep at all. The crust was fantastically crunchy. Perfect for the tomato bread salad I was making.

French Bread

All ingredients at room temperature
3/4 cup + 1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 1/4 cups bread flour (I just used King Arthur all purpose and reduced by 2 Tbsp)
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 3/4 tsp active dry yeast

Put in machine in order suggested by manufacturer.
Select French setting.

Oct 12, 2008
farnorthfood in Home Cooking

ISO Anisette cookies

I grew up in a small town that was mostly Italian and we made Genetti's (the name shortened from Angenetti) every Christmas. They are little anisette flavoured cookies that can be tied in knots or twisted, then glazed with a thin glaze made from milk, powdered sugar and anise flavouring. The cookies will be pale and should not be too brown on the bottom. If they're over cooked they will be dry. Here's a recipe from my home town.

ITALIAN ANISE COOKIES (Genettis)

6 eggs
1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. anisette flavor or 1 capfull anise oil
1 c. milk
1 c. oil
6 c. flour
6 tsp. baking powder
Mix eggs, sugar, milk, oil and flavoring together. Add dry ingredients. Shape as desired. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Dec 04, 2006
farnorthfood in Home Cooking