Posts Tagged ‘Healthy’

April 15, 2010 6

Shojin (Little Tokyo)

By in 06: Downtown LA

Ever since the Japanese bookstore closed down it’s been awhile I stepped into to the Little Tokyo shopping center on Alameda Street. There used to be a great Japanese yoshoku (western food) place called Lauren on the 3rd floor which we loved, but it was closed down in early 2000 due to the owner’s retirement. […]

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September 21, 2007 1

Bloom Cafe (Pico)

By in 09: Weho

Fed up with not able to find parking around the West 3rd street neighbourhood due to the fact that all the street parking require permits, we headed south onto Pico Blvd to the Wilshire Vista neighbourhood as we vaguely remember seeing some interesting looking eateries there. And viola! There’s the cozy Bloom Cafe. I like […]

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September 13, 2007 5

Hui Lau Shan Healthy Desserts (Alhambra)

By in 01: San Gabriel

Hong Kong dessert chain Hui Lau Shan Healthy Desserts (?) on Valley Blvd. is a modern take of the traditional Chinese “Leung Cha Po” (Herbal Tea Room). This updated version is more commercialized with pop graphics, less herbal drinks with more focus on friendly sweet desserts. Their house specialty seems to be mango pudding. They […]

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June 4, 2007 5

Kombucha Tea

By in 18: Greater LA

My friend gave me a Kombucha mushroom and a how-to brew it yourself instructions. Not a fan of the market ones (see old post), I was surprised how tasty my friend made them. Hers taste like Sparkling yogurt drink! Not acidic nor overtly vinegar-ly like the market one. So I’m determined to try it on […]


July 17, 2006 13

Inaka Fine Natural Foods (La Brea)

By in 09: Weho

Dinner with our vegetarian friend at this Japanese organic restaurant recommend by friends. It’s perfect since I’ve had so much fried greasy food lately. I was told that this place cook very light and do not sugar, eggs or animal fat…etc. Ume Sho Bancha, supposedly good for skin and many other benefits (I only spotted […]

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