Asian

Braised Oxtail Noodle Soup

oxtail soup

I grew up on oxtail soups and they are definitely one of my favorite soups to make, and to eat. If you haven’t had oxtails before, please don’t get deterred by the name. This cut of meat is incredibly flavorful,…

Korean BBQ: Marinated Grilled Pork

Korean Grilled Pork

Korean BBQ restaurants are always so much fun. The selection of meats to grill based on cut and flavor is endless; short ribs, marinated pork, shredded beef, and so many others. This recipe is of one of my favorites, the…

Orange Beef and Broccoli Bowl

steak broccoli bowl

Something felt strangely familiar to me, as I stared at the Komodo logo and the modern black and white interior of the restaurant. When I spotted the black and white photograph of a food truck by the beach, I realized that an old…

Night out @ n/naka, and a Crab Salad

Shrimp, pickled beet chip, monkfish liver, tuna, halibut ceviche and nori tempura

I’ve heard good things about n/naka, a restaurant started by Chef Niki Nakayama, who trained in Japan at a Ryokan (Japanese inn). Her parents are also fish distributors, so she grew up understanding seafood. The cuisine emphasizes on kaiseki style,…

A West LA Find: Paichẽ (Peruvian Izakaya)

Salmon and Yellowtail Ceviche

One of my new favorite spots in LA is Paichẽ by Chef Ricardo Zarate, the owner and chef of Mo-chica and Picca. Paichẽ was named after the prehistoric Amazonian fish and was created to showcase Peruvian Japanese cuisine (Peruvian Izakaya). The…