October 5, 2006 14

Polka (Eagle Rock)

By in 03: Eagle Rock

Finally try the Polish restaurant Polka at Eagle Rock. I’ve heard about their kitschy interior and oh boy~ it’s so full of wonders. There’s no kitschy interior complete without a ‘moving waterfall lightbox.’ There’re so many random things hanged on the wall: parachuted Santa Claus fan, vintage tennis racket, etc. When the owner served me the Mint Tea, she gave me an old picture book of Poland to read. 😀
KROLEWSKI (Royal Plate): a sampler plates contains Pierogi (dumpling stuffed with potatoes & cheese), Golabki ( Stuffed Cabbage filled with seasoned pork & chicken & sautéed onion), Gulasz (Beef Stew). I like the beef stew the most, very tender, juicy and flavorful. The dumpling (Pierogi) is stuffed potatoes and cheese, while it’s tasty comfort food it is also SCARY with heavy heavy butter taste. ^^;; There’re some gnocchi-ish bites on the side, they’re very good. So much food~ While there’s a home cook feel to the dishes, there’re also a canned food taste to them (the veggie sides, soup…etc).

When the bill came, it also came with a cherry chocolate, yum!

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4112 Verdugo Road. Los Angeles, CA 90065
(323) 255-7887

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14 Responses to “Polka (Eagle Rock)”

  1. seat says:

    The place looks like someone’s home! Looks nice in the pictures actually…^^;;
    Maybe Poland is like Germany, lots of canned and pickled and processed food? Hey I have been to Poland, lost my passport there!! ^^;; I tried proper Polish food only in London, more than 10 years ago…I don’t remember the food but I remember I was very very impressed, a shot of vodka was included in the course which made it even more memorable. ^^;; Go try their dinner~

  2. RP says:

    Just got back from there ^^! The food was nice albeit salty, and yeah the veggies looked canned/frozen food-ish ^^;;? I like their tea, good aroma~ It’s funny that the waitress (or owner? can’t tell) seemed able to read minds, the moment we sat down (uninvited) she came out from the back carrying two soup bowls, and the moment we wanted to pay she came over with checks and boxes ^^;;

  3. Joan says:

    wow how far is it from where you work?!

  4. RP says:

    Less than 10 min drive away! Cause I am close to 110. Have been wanting to venture into Korean town, but traffic there during lunchtime seems impossible?

  5. tomoko says:

    AAAA the teacup is tooooooo cute!!XD
    I can see some of the food looks
    like canned stuff…..but it even that
    kinda matches the interior!!

  6. Freda says:

    Yeah Seat I guess Polish food is a lot of canned, pickled and processed food. It’s quite a ‘change’ as I’m used to LA ‘s emphasis on organic and fresh food. I’ve had the Polish dumplings before, but this time it’s not fried and I like that better. The Rococo teapot sets and kitschy collections are definitely more of the highlights…^^;;;

    Wow RP that was fast! ^^;; You’re so close to Eagle Rock huh… You should try Auntie Em’s too~ They have lots of good salad (old entry here and here)

  7. RP says:

    Oh I already did try Auntie Em’s the other day, wanted to order the dish you had but apparently they change menu all the time? It’s a cute restaurant~~~

    I am still trying to work out how to make it possible to have lunch in K.town taking no more than an hour including driving ^^;;;

  8. Freda says:

    The downtown traffic at afternoon is probably pretty bad both locally, or else the fastest way from Ktown to Downtown is thru 3rd street. I think it’s actually 4th street in downtown, go all the way then it will become 3rd street later? then left turn onto Vermont, Normandie, Western…etc anywhere. I dunno how long that’d take though ^^;;;; K-town is sooo big now, it kept on expanding from edge of downtown to mid-wilshire horizontally, and invading Hollywood vertically ha~

  9. RP says:

    Hah experimented today, drove thru 5th which became 6th and managed to finish lunch in about an hr. Yeah I know! Koreatown is so big, v. amazed;;; BTW have you tried Hwa Sun Ji (3960 Wilshire Blvd.) yet? Read somewhere that it’s a traditional Korean tea place so I am interested.

  10. Freda says:

    Oh wow, which restaurant did you go?
    Too bad I think a lot of the good Korean restaurants only opened at night. Oh I think I know Hwa Sun Ji the tea house, it’s right downstairs across the street from where I live…I’m always curious about it because it seems to be only open at night…? You know there’re many Korean coffeehouse around where I live and it’s always young people crowded ones…I’ve always wanted a more traditional one. Now I’m SO interested!!!

  11. RP says:

    I… um totally could not remember the name of the restaurant we went to ahahahaha. Would try Chapman plaza tomorrow, since it seems to be of a manageable distance?

    I’ve always like traditional Asian teahouse… When I read about a Japanese one located in Balboa park I was so looking forward to it, but it turned out to be… err… Hope Hwa Sun Ji is a real deal!

  12. Freda says:

    I too can never remember (or even know) the name of many Korean restaurants. ^^;; Oh I love traditional Asian teahouse too but I’ve looked, there’s no traditional Japanese teahouse in LA (while there’s one in NY~ not fair~). I really like those Seat reported on her blog.

    Of all those boba places & ma’am teahouse…there isn’t one traditional Chineses teahouse in all of LA right?

  13. RP says:

    Well… I guess you could call the *tea sets* in the Chinatown Ten Ren “traditional”, but tea house? Nah. But I seem to recall there being a Japanese teahouse in Beverly Hills??? Maybe I dreamed of it;;;

    Heh Chapman Plaza has a pretty nice atmosphere, I like!