Business Trip in LA!
Endless hours at work but all with endless amount of some of the dank-est food in LA.
I always love me some lobster rolls, along with anything and everything seafood. So I was excited to try this joint when all my coworkers raved about where we were going for dinner (in one week, we had dinner here three times!). The vibe is fun and warm with some great food and beers. Definitely one of my go-tos in Santa Monica!
Photo of Lobster Roll
Although, I didn't get to try the actual Eggslut Sandwich (which is what they're known for), I did try the Fairfax Sandwich. I mean, just look at this thing, it will not take you more than 5 minutes to eat it. Because... the soft-scrambled eggs, the chives, the bacon, the avocado, the Sriracha mayo, and the warm brioche bun... were pure perfection. Definitely a memorable lunch in LA.
Photo of Fairfax Sandwich
Everything here was beautiful and delicious. First off, I tried the Labneh + Jam Toast (cow and goat Labneh, with some olive oil and sea salt): truly a popular breakfast dish that is a must try. Then, I tried something savory, like the Moroccan Baked Eggs (with chili, merguez, tomato sauce, cilantro, and spiced yogurt), which was super delicious as well. Might be one of my favorite go to places in Venice!
Photos of Moroccan Baked Eggs and Labneh + Jam Toast
If I had to pick my favorite ice cream shop in LA, it would be here. The staff were so friendly too, while they gave me HUGE chunks of free samples to try before I picked out my final flavor. #YUM
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Ox & Son
My last brunch in LA was truly magnificent. It was a perfect Banh Mi Bowl Breakfast Bowl (coconut sticky black rice, pickled vegetables, poached eggs, pork breakfast sausages, cilantro, jalapeño, and cucumbers) and a perfect Coffeecake + Butterscotch (shattered meringue, brown butter, smoked salt, burnt cinnamon ice cream) ice cream cake. Too perfect.
Photos of Banh Mi Bowl Breakfast Bowl and Coffeecake + Butterscotch
Jumbo deep sea scallops encrusted with pepitas, chipotle-peppercorn sauce, and chayote with calabacitas? Yes please!
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Probably one of the reddest soup I have ever encountered, but also probably one of the most delicious Pork Bone Stew I have ever tried. The meat fell right off the bone, while the potatoes melted in my mouth and the soup had such a good spicy kick to each slurp I had consumed. The service was prompt and friendly, as if I was in Korea.
Photo of Pork Bone Stew
Brodard Chateau is one of the most popular Vietnamese restaurants in Los Angeles. Here I tried a bunch of unique and staples dishes to Vietnam, all to thanks Trinh. We tried the Nem Nöôùng Cuoán (grilled pork spring roll in rice paper with house special sauce), Chaïo Toâm Cuoán (grilled shrimp spring roll in rice paper with house special sauce), Goûi Boø (spicy beef salad: sateù beef with the house vinaigrette) and the Mì Sateù (egg noodle topped with beef in sateù sauce)
Photo of Nem Nöôùng Cuoán and Chaïo Toâm Cuoán
I tried the "Trust Me" Lunch Menu with some lovely sake. Everything melted in my mouth.
Photo of Uni, Salmon, Tuna, and Bay Scallops Sushi