Saturday, October 15, 2011

So-Cal Eats

El Taurino- Los Angeles, CA
Picture: Carne Asada Tacos with their special red sauce
Thoughts: My FAVORITE LA mexican place. The tacos just melt in your mouth and the red sauce burns your mouth, but it is so addicting and you can't get that anywhere else! They are open until 5:30 am so everybody goes there after drinking and is usually very busy. Everything else on their menu (tortas, burritos, sopes) are all good!

Milk-Los Angeles, CA
 Picture: Blue Velvet Cake
Thoughts: MILK was featured in Cupcake Wars. I wasn't a fan of their red velvet cupcake, but their blue velvet cake was not anything like I've tried before. Had real blueberries inside and the cake was moist. Frosting was a little too sweet. 

Ham Ji Park- Koreatown Los Angeles, CA
Picture: Spicy Pork Spare Ribs
Thoughts: BOMB!!

Picture: Pork Soup with Potatoes
Thoughts: Many people come here just for this dish. The meat basically slides off the bone and soup is spicy with the potatoes giving it a thicker consistency. Goes sooo well with rice!!

Cafe Village-Koreatown LA
Picture: Mega Dduk-Bokki
Thoughts: OMG BEST DDUK BOKKI in LA!! So you have to order the mega one because it comes with udon noodles, veggies, dduk, sausage, and then topped with white mozzarella cheese. The sauce is perfect!! But everything else there is ehh and coffee is overpriced like all other koreatown cafes. 

Porto's Bakery- Glendale, CA
Picture: Cakes 
Thoughts: This cuban bakery is ALWAYS busy!! 

Picture: Porto's infamous Cheese Rolls
Thoughts: They have THE best cheese rolls that have a light cream cheese kind of filling, but they're perfectly flakey on the outside, but fluffy in the inside. Could seriously eat like 10 because they're pretty small and tastes so amazing! 

 Urth Cafe-Downtown LA
Picture: Green Latte & Spanish Latte
Thoughts: I love this place! I mean the food is kind of whatever...but their latte's are amazing and it's a hip place to go for lunch. They have outdoor seating which is always nice. And I saw Rob Dyrdek here! haha. 

Bouttega Louie- Downtown LA
 Picture: Prosciutto Pizza
Thoughts: This NY style restaurant is super busy! It's an Italian restaurant that serves pizza and tapa-style dishes. All the hosts, servers, and bussers are all beautiful and mostly male! They have fun mojitos and special cocktails. 

Picture: macaroons
Thoughts: they also have a small bakery section with different flavored cute macaroons. A little pricey, but they're so cuuute and they put it in a box for you with ribbon. 


Picture: Crepe and Waffle
Thoughts: delicious!!! Came across this place randomly and it's a cafe that serves desserts. They have various waffle and toppings with icescream and different assortment of dessert crepes. 

Honda Ya-Tustin, CA
Picture: Spicy Tuna Rice Cakes
Thoughts: I love this dish. Very simple, but so yummy...they have rice cake patties that they slightly fry so it's crunchy and just top it with spicy tuna, sauce, and avacado.

 Picture: Various Yakitori
Thoughts: This place is very good and always packed! Good place to eat finger foods and drink sake with friends. 

Memphis Cafe-Costa Mesa, CA
Picture: Catfish Sandwich
Thoughts: the fish is cooked very well and has a lot of flavor...really liked this sandwich!! Plus they give you yummy cornbread before your meal.

Milk & Honey-Costa Mesa
Picture: Passionfruit shaved ice with frozen yogurt at bottom topped with fruit.
Thoughts: Right across the street from memphis cafe is a small cafe called milk & honey. They serve various froyo mixes, which u can choose the flavor of the shaved ice! Lattes were good here as well.

85 degrees Bakery-Irvine, CA
Picture: Rose Bun
Thoughts: If you don't try this bakery, then your missing out on LIFE!!!! Best bakery everrrr!!! Always a line out the door, but goes by fast. They constantly bring out different kinds of bread and pastries throughout the whole day. They have many different cakes and drinks as well. This is one of my favorite buns because it's big and flakey, but so soft and fluffy inside and there's light cheese filling. 

Picture: Taro Bun
Thoughts: This is one of my favorites also because it's soooo soft and yummy with purple swirls all over!!

 Susie Cakes- Newport Beach, CA
Picture: red velvet cake
Thoughts: My sister and I are always on a hunt for the best red velvet cake! We still think sprinkles has the best red velvet cupcake, but susie cakes has THE BEST RED VELVET CAKE. Perfectly moist cake and the frosting was not too sweet or too cream-cheesy. 

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