Archive for the ‘17: South Bay’ Category

January 15, 2009 6

Surati Farsan Mart (Artesia)

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Last month a group of us venture out to Artesia (Little India) for some Bollywood movie. Before the movie we stopped by this Indian Vegetarian snack shop to pick up some treats. It was established since 1986. The moment I stepped in, I was DAZZLED by the variety of amazing looking sweets displayed at the […]

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November 7, 2008 3

Otafuku (Gardena)

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Back to LA. We went back to that wonderful Soba/Udon place Otafuku (see old post). If they could make common dish like Oyakodon so delicious, I’m willing to give another item a try — the other common Japanese dish that I don’t usually like: cutlet. Katsudon – Juicy Pork Cutlet Bowl Thinly pounded pork (Borkshire) […]

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July 9, 2008 7

Otafuku (Torrance)

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A certain Japanese chef told us about his favorite udon place in Los Angeles (‘better than Japan,’ he claimed) called Otafuku, a hole-in-the-wall Japanese noodle house with homely interior. Otafuku is famous for handmade Soba which comes in 2 types: Seiro (white) and zaru (brown), and handmade udon, served in either cold, hot, soup or […]

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April 16, 2008 3

Patisserie Chantilly (Lomita)

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A trip to Lomita mostly includes a stop at this Japanese Patisserie (and we needed tea to wash down those butter). Lovely Caramel Expresso A strawberry mousse cake I forgot the name of. The cakes are about $3 each. They’re very delicate and pretty, but “delicate” sometimes synonyms with “tiny.” 😉 Cafe Blanc ‘s cakes […]


April 16, 2008 4

Il Chianti (Lomita)

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Haven’t been back to this Japanese Italian place for awhile. The once $8-12 lunch sets are now $13-18. Instead of getting the sets, we both got specials from the blackboard. Uni Spaghetti (I just have to get this): so good. The uni is fresh and creamy and not mixed in some cream sauce like some […]

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