[Korean Town] Ondal 2

4566 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 933-3228


J的朋友從香港回來, 約了一群好友聚餐. 起先本來要去羅蘭崗的韓國BBQ吃飯, 最後主角竟然當天下午才改說想來韓國城, 敲了半天, 最後選了這一家韓國餐廳.

J幫忙打去餐廳定位, 卻發現這家餐廳並沒有賣烤肉, 而是賣海鮮鍋, 螃蟹鍋等等. 奇怪, 他們這些朋友一向喜歡吃韓國烤肉, 尤其是自助餐更是這些男生的最愛, 卻偏偏挑了一間沒賣烤肉的韓國店聚餐, 有點稀奇.

我跟J下午在學校唸書, 準時七點鍾就抵達餐廳, 等了一會才陸陸續續有人到達.

餐廳店面不是很大, 走進去時發現幾乎全滿了. 幸好有事先定位, 餐廳幫我們留了十幾個人的大桌子. 很奇怪的是我聽到左右都是講中文的中國客人, 一般韓國餐廳都是韓國顧客居多, 怎麼這間餐廳講中文的特別多? 更好玩的是餐廳有位韓國阿姨會講中文, 招呼我們時都用半生不熟的中文跟我們講話.

由於對這類的韓國菜不熟, 所以點菜全部交給其中一個韓國朋友來負責. 她點了四大鍋麻辣湯鍋, 端湯鍋上來時我一看, 全部都是紅海一片, 算是我很不能接受的辣度. 所以主要的菜我幾乎都沒法子吃, 只能吃其他一些不辣的韓國小菜. 所以下面這些菜名跟味道我完全不清楚.

好像是麻辣海鮮鍋, 鍋裡面滿滿的豆芽菜及一些海鮮類.
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麻辣牛肉鍋. 這鍋據說很好吃, 許多人覺得牛肉很嫩也很夠味道.
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麻辣螃蟹鍋. 聽說是這家店的招牌菜. 服務生還幫我們把螃蟹剪成一塊一塊地, 螃蟹殼裡面裝上稀飯再放回鍋裡. 這一鍋裡面又放了許多豆芽菜, 好像豆芽菜不用錢似地.
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幸好還有一些不辣的韓國小菜我可以吃, 像是馬鈴薯沙拉, 蒸蛋, 甜馬鈴薯, 另外還有少見的甜海苔. 我都很愛吃.
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另外還送了這盤類似炒麵的東西, 又是辣的, 我也不能吃. 但還有送煎秋刀魚, 韓國煎餅. 我不小心吃到煎餅裡面的青辣椒, 辣得我說不出話來. 但其實煎餅很好吃, 裡面料很豐富.
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其實我們還有點另一鍋不辣的螃蟹鍋, 但偏偏那鍋放在離我最遠的地方, 夾也夾不到. 最後只吃到一塊小螃蟹腳.

大家吃飽了以後, 湯底還剩下許多剩菜, 服務生就把這些湯汁跟菜料混白飯一起炒, 炒成麻辣炒飯給我們吃. 還滿有意思地.

雖然大部分的菜我都沒辦法吃, 但光靠小菜我也吃得很飽了. 下回去吃韓國菜要記得點不辣的菜餚, 要不然看別人吃得高興自己卻餓肚子實在很難受.


飽飯以後, 有人提議去韓國城其他地方坐坐聊天, 一開始本來只是要去個酒吧喝酒. 最後卻變成跑去一家韓國club. 好久沒去clubging了. 我本來對clubbing興趣就不高, 一開始並不是很想去, 只想趕快回家休息. 況且我們穿著打扮也不適合去clubbing. 但拗不過其他人邀約, 我們只好跟去.

其實韓國的club跟其他美國夜店不大一樣, 他們大都有許多座位讓人聊天, 而不光只是跳舞而已. 我們去的這家夜店據說就是給屬於年紀大一點的人去的. 店裡面絕大多數都是桌椅座位, 舞池只有小小一區在中間而已. 舞台上正有韓國樂團演唱熱門歌曲.

我最不喜歡韓國夜店的一項風俗就是booking, 服務生會拉女生去別桌認識其他男生. 說是交交朋友, 但感覺起來好像有點像是拉女生去陪酒似地. 我們這桌就有幾個女生被拉走. 其實如果你不想去的話可以直接拒絕. 但有些服務生真的很嚕, 會不停地硬拉女生走. 聽說他們可以藉此賺更多小費. 滿奇怪的.

這天我們這團裡也好幾個人喝得酊酩大醉, 不醒人事. 到最後睡的睡, 吐的吐. 其他清醒的人就必須負責照顧這些喝醉的人. 可憐的J在搬運其中一個朋友上車時, 對方不小心跌倒, 壓到J的腳, 害他的腳扭傷了. 照顧別人自己還受傷, 真是可憐.

我一直都不是很愛喝酒的人, 也不大了解爲什麼有些人會這麼愛喝酒, 我覺得偶爾跟朋友聚聚喝點小酒是很不錯, 但有必要喝得這麼醉嗎? 到最後搞得自己隔天起來頭痛身體不舒服, 真是何苦呢?

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[Korean Town] BCD Tofu House

869 S. Western Ave. #2
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 380-3807
http://www.bcdtofu.com/


爸媽在LA這段期間, 中國菜, 台灣菜, 日本料理都吃過了, 就只剩韓國料理還沒去過. 偏偏爸媽對韓國烤肉不是很有興趣, 認為吃一大堆烤肉對身體不好. 所以就只剩韓國豆腐煲可以吃. (我對韓國菜的認識就只有烤肉及豆腐煲).

說到豆腐煲, 我就會想到BCD Tofu House. BCD Tofu House在南加州有多間分店, 光是韓國城內就好像有兩, 三間分店. 我帶爸媽來到Western上面這家分店.

我們從Griffith Park下山來到韓國城也不過5點多, 朋友們還沒抵達. 還好我們到的早, 店內還有位子. 過了六點多外面排隊的人就多了起來.

BCD的豆腐煲種類眾多, 從牛肉, 豬肉, 雞肉到海鮮樣樣都有. 另外還有套餐可以選擇, 搭配跟烤牛小排或韓國拌飯一起吃等等. 胃口大的人點套餐就可以飽足一餐. 當然餐廳也會送上一般韓國小菜, 每人還送上一條烤魚, 一碗白飯, 一碗泡湯飯, 保證你吃得很撐地走出去.

BCD的豆腐煲任你選擇小辣, 中辣還是大辣的口味, 像我完全不吃辣, 我通常點不辣.

我點的是普通牛肉蝦子豆腐煲, 冬天吃一鍋熱呼呼的豆腐煲最舒服啦. 雖然人家說吃豆腐煲最好還是有點辣味會比較好吃, 但我照樣吃得津津有味.
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媽媽跟另外一位阿姨都不約而同點韓國拌飯(Bimbimba)套餐, 韓國拌飯裡面含有生菜沙拉, 小黃瓜, 豆芽, 蛋絲, 香菇, 牛肉, 胡蘿蔔絲, 海帶等各種不同種類的蔬菜, 跟白飯及辣椒醬拌在一起吃, 味道出奇地好吃. 我去吃韓國餐廳也常會點這道菜.
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其他人點的我就不敢拍照了. 反正吃到後來, 大家都吃得相當飽. 桌上還剩一大堆小菜還沒吃完. 算是吃得心滿意足的一餐.

爸媽明天就要回去了, 希望這個星期帶他們在LA玩, 讓他們對LA會有更深刻的印象, LA不是只有空氣污染及塞車嚴重. 還是有許多有趣的地方可以去玩, 也有這麼多好吃的餐廳可以讓人大快朵頤. 很希望他們下次有機會能夠再多來LA走走.

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[Korean Town] Chosun Galbee Korean BBQ

3330 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 734-3330
http://www.chosungalbee.com/


小時後在北加州教會教過我主日學的一位阿姨這幾天來到洛杉磯出差, 想說好久沒見到我了, 約好今天晚上一起聚餐.

正好她有個表妹現在在我們學校當教授(好厲害!), 另外教會也有一個女孩子在學校唸書, 我們這四個年齡各相差十歲, 範圍涵蓋20歲到50出頭的女人一起聚餐, 還滿有意思的.

一開始我們也不曉得該去哪兒吃飯, 想說韓國城就在附近, 乾脆去吃韓國烤肉. 哈哈~~連續兩天吃韓國菜, 不過沒關係, 我滿喜歡吃韓國料理的.

阿姨的表妹提議來這家位於Olympic & Western 交接口的Chosun Galbee韓國烤肉店, 以前來過幾次, 在韓國城內算是口有揭碑的韓國烤肉餐廳.

他們走高級路線, 門口有代客泊車, 餐廳裡面的裝潢也十分乾淨典雅, 不像有些韓國烤肉店看起來骯髒又小間, 整間店內烏煙彌漫. Chosun Galbee採用無煙烤肉, 所以衣服不會像在其他餐廳一樣被烤肉味薰得很嚴重.

當然他們的肉類品質也比較好, 尤其牛小排(chosun galbee)及烤牛肉(bulgogi)是我的最愛, 所有的肉都醃得很甜, 烤起來也很嫩, 吃起來不會硬梆梆地.

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今天大概是生意比較清閒, 服務生一直過來幫我們烤肉, 一點都不需要我們動手. 不像其他間餐廳只把肉丟下, 客人得親自動手烤.

我還注意到我們一進門坐下時, 所有的服務生都會跟我們鞠躬說歡迎, 比較起其他餐廳看到一些晚娘面孔的韓國大媽, 這家店親切的服務態度讓我對他們頗有好感.

小菜種類. 不例外的有馬鈴薯沙拉, 韓式煎餅, 豆芽菜, 甜不辣, 花耶菜, 醃白蘿蔔, 泡菜等等. 其中我最愛馬鈴薯沙拉. 不曉得他們加什麼牌子的美乃茲, 吃起來甜甜地. 沒有帶任何一點美國美乃茲的酸味. 韓式煎餅很像是我們的蔥油餅, 只不過麵粉裡面應該有加蛋, 吃起來口感很接近蛋餅.
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我們點了Galbee, Bulgogi還有雞肉三份肉類, 四個人吃得好撐. 最後還剩下一些雞肉吃不完, 只好打包帶走.

摩登的裝潢, 烤肉設備佳, 高級品質的肉類, 及優良的服務, 這麼好的餐廳當然價位也不太便宜, 一盤肉都要二十幾塊以上. 在韓國城內算是有點高價位. 不過能夠吃到好吃的韓國烤肉, 多付一點錢也是值得.

能夠跟許久不見的阿姨再度相聚, 滿高興的. 她幾乎都沒有什麼變化, 人看起來還是跟十幾年前我剛認識她時一樣年輕. 也還是一樣歡樂, 本來以為跟長輩吃飯會有點拘束, 沒想到我們吃飯時談笑聲不斷, 氣氛滿輕鬆的.

最好笑的是吃飯時, 那位小女孩不停地跟我們說, “我今年已經19歲了, 而我姐姐已經20歲了! 天呀! 我們好老了喔~”

我聽了不禁冒冷汗, 小女孩, 千萬別在其他年紀比你大的人面前講你自己老呀. 如果你覺得你已經很老了, 那我們怎麼辦? 哈哈哈~

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[Downtown LA] Restaurant Hana-Ichimonme

333 S. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(Little Tokyo Shopping Center 3F)
(213) 626-3514
Hours: 11:15am~8:00pm
11:15am~3:00pm (Wed)


這家店的名字很怪喔. “花”的什麼什麼…..不懂日文…

這兩天天氣變冷, J說要帶我去一家韓國餐廳吃人蔘雞湯, 位於Little Tokyo Shopping Center的三樓. 偏偏那家餐廳沒有開門. 我們已經去過兩次都吃閉門羹. 到底有沒有在經營阿?

幸好這個商場裡面還有其他間餐廳. 有一間Hondaya居酒屋我們以前常去吃. 今天想換一下口味. 另外還有另一家居酒屋, 一家壽司店, 一家賣蓋飯, 一家好像是fusion-style. 再來就看到這家賣拉麵的店. 我看到櫥窗裡面的食品擺設好誘人喔, 立刻拉了J進去吃.

走進去餐廳一看, 一位日本大叔操著流利的英文帶我們到位子上, 反倒是一位年輕可愛的日本辣妹來幫我們點菜, 說話卻帶著點日本口音.

菜單琳琳朗朗選項好多, 也加了許多圖片在裡面, 很適合我們這種看不懂日文, 也不懂日文翻譯成英文菜名的人看.
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翻到菜單最後一頁, 看到許多好好吃的點心圖片, 看的我都快流下口水. 有許多不同種類的冰淇淋加水果, 還有刨冰, 果凍, 湯圓等等. 我幾乎等不及要先點點心啦!

但是正餐還是要先吃. 先前在櫥窗就看到一份有加蛋加玉米粒的拉麵, 我毫不猶豫地點了下去. 好像只要有蛋有玉米什麼東西都很好吃.

另外還有海帶, 豬肉片, 筍乾, 魚板. 算是料很多的一份拉麵. 湯頭不錯, 拉麵也給得很多. 這麼一大碗的拉麵, 我吃到三分之一就吃不下了.
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J點的是拉麵套餐, 他的拉麵裡面也是有基本的海帶, 豬肉片, 筍乾, 魚板, 但就少了蛋跟玉米. 套餐另外送一份炒飯. 炒飯用醬油炒過, 味道很香.
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我最期待的點心上場啦! 一匙香草冰淇淋配上香蕉, 橘子, 鳳梨, 梨子, 櫻桃, 底下還擺了許多洋菜果凍, 最下面還有焦糖汁. 焦糖淋在冰淇淋及水果上面, 真是人間美味!
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我看到隔壁桌點了好大一碗刨冰, 看了好羨慕喔! 可惜天氣太冷, 吃這麼一大碗冰會冷死.

雖然拉麵不錯, 但這家餐廳最讓我回味無窮的卻是他們的點心, 等天氣變暖我再來吃吃看他們的刨冰.

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[Los Angeles] Seoul Garden Restaurant

1833 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 386-8477


As the weather turned colder, eating hot pot seems to be the best way to stay warm. For the past couple of days, I have eaten hot pot 3 times! On Tuesday night, my friend Peter came down from SF and invited us for a get together. My friend Kristeen suggested to go to this Korean restaurant in K-town. I thought it’s just another Korean BBQ place. Turned out, this restaurant is famous for their Korean hot pot.

天氣變冷, 我有許多朋友都紛紛約邀出來吃火鍋, 光是這幾天我就吃了三次火鍋. 最近吃了三次火鍋. 今天正好有個朋友從舊金山下來, 邀大家一起出來聚餐. 有個朋友提議來這家韓國餐廳吃飯, 一開始我還以為也是吃韓國烤肉, 後來才知道, 這家餐廳出名的是他們的韓式火鍋.

I have tried Taiwanese hot pot and Japanese shabu shabu before, but I have never tried Korean hot pot before. I was curious to find out what was the difference.

台式和日式火鍋都吃過, 就是沒吃過韓國火鍋, 很好奇到底有什麼不同.

In the restaurant, every table has a gas stove in the middle. If you put a hot plate on top, you can cook BBQ on the stove as well. But we only wanted to try hot pot that day. So they brought us a pot and put it on top of the stove.

每張桌子中間有個瓦斯爐, 上面舖上鐵板的話可以轉變成烤肉爐. 但是我們今天只點了火鍋來吃.

Their hot pot menu comes in combo. Each combo comes with a plate of meat (choices of beef, pork or chicken), small Korean dishes, veggie, mushroom, tofu, fish ball, rice, udon, soup and dessert. They require minimum of 2 orders per table. We had 5 people that  day. We ordered 2 orders of hot pot combo and 2 extra plates of BBQ. That was plenty of food for us.

他們的火鍋是以套餐來點算, 每份套餐附送小菜, 肉一盤(牛肉, 雞肉或豬肉), 青菜, 香菇, 豆腐, 魚板, 飯, 烏龍麵, 湯及甜點. 規定至少要點兩份套餐才夠, 我們總共五個人, 點了兩份套餐, 兩盤烤肉, 就吃得很飽了.

Our hot pot: 我們的火鍋:
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Korean hot pot really wasn’t that different from any other hot pot. You just dump all of the ingredient into the pot and start cooking. But they gave us a lot of veggie. The cabbage was chopped into thin slices and mixed with green onions. Seems like the entire pot was mixed with green veggies. I have never tried eating hot pot that way.

韓國火鍋和其他火鍋不一樣的地方就是他們的青菜都切得碎碎地, 高麗菜, 青蔥, 大白菜混在一起下鍋去煮, 吃起來還滿有意思的.

After we finished all of the meat and veggie, they brough us udon and cooked the udon inside the pot. Afterward, they dumped white rice into the pot and cooked porridge with the leftover soup base. I thought that was pretty interesting. I never ate porridge cooked from hot pot soup. It was actually pretty flavorful. That way we don’t waste any leftover soup, and we can finish the rice as well. What a great way to eat hot pot!

另外, 所有的火鍋料都煮完了以後, 他們還會幫忙下烏龍麵, 最後還把白飯倒進火鍋裡, 和著剩下的湯底煮成稀飯, 吃起來味道還挺不錯的. 我真沒有看過這種火鍋吃法, 下次也可以自己來試試看, 這樣就不會浪費任何湯底, 也可以銷掉白飯.

Rating: A
Price: $$

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[Los Angeles] Chosun Galbee Korean BBQ

3330 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 734-3330
www.chosungalbee.com 


Last night, I went with my roommate and 2 friends to eat Korean BBQ.

晚上, 和室友及兩個朋友一起去韓國城吃韓國烤肉.

韓國城的韓國烤肉大都是要自己動手烤, 通常桌子中間有個爐子, 一般都是用瓦斯爐, 也有少數餐廳用傳統的炭或煤來烤肉, 味道會比較香. 這種自己DIY的飲食方式還頗受一般民眾的喜愛, 光是韓國城內就有好幾十間這種BBQ餐廳, 有些甚至推出讓你吃到飽, 付一樣價錢, 肉就會不停地上來, 直到你吃飽為止.

We usually like to go to Manna, the popular all you can eat BBQ in K-town. But, considering us 2 girls with small appetites, we decided to go to Chosun Galbee, the BBQ restaurant across street from Manna.

我們本來有考慮要去吃Manna all you can eat, 但是我們兩個女生的胃口實在不大, 吃all you can eat恐怕不大划算, 最後決定去吃這家Chosun Galbee.

Chosun Galbee is located at the corner of Western & Olympic. They’re famous for their beautiful architectural design. I heard their building received design award before. The restaurant is divided into indoor and outdoor area. The space is pretty big and the air circulation isn’t too bad. You don’t see the normal smokey room like other Korean BBQ restaurants.

Chosun Galbee位於Western及Olympic路口, 屬於韓國城中心. 餐廳本身的建築是經由名建築師設計的, 聽說還得過獎. 分室內室外兩區, 裝潢很好, 通風也不錯, 沒有其他一般烤肉餐廳烏煙瘴氣的模樣.

These are the little Korean dishes. I really love their potato salad. Their mayonnaise tasted just the kinds in Taiwan, not too sour but with a bit of sweetness inside. We kept on ordering the potato salad and I think we finished at least 3 or 4 plates of potato salad.

上肉之前, 餐廳都會送上幾道家常韓國菜, 及白飯, 湯, 和沙拉. 我超愛吃這些小菜. 雖然我本身不敢吃辣, 泡菜更是不用說啦. 但是他們通常會給幾道不辣的小菜, 例如:馬鈴薯沙拉, 甜不辣等等. Chosun的馬鈴薯沙拉做得很好吃, 美乃茲味道和臺灣的美乃茲很像, 我們吃完了還一直跟服務生點, 吃掉了至少三,四盤馬鈴薯沙拉.

We also ordered 3 meat dishes. One is bulgogi, the other two are different types of galbee.  The marinated sauce was pretty good. But Chosun is kinda pricey compare to other BBQ restaurants in K-town. One plate of meat costs at least $25-$30. Our total bill came to over $100. It’s probably more expensive than eating all you can eat buffet.

我們整個晚上共點了三盤肉, 一盤是bulgogi (細切片牛肉), 另外兩盤則是galbee (塊狀牛肉). 三盤都有醃過, 味道還不錯. 只不過Chosun的價格在韓國城內算是比較貴的. 一盤肉頂多20幾片肉, 就要價$25-$30. 四個人吃完一餐也要一百多塊. 比去吃all you can eat還貴.

Our galbee:

I really enjoy eating Korean BBQ. We get to cook our own food, enjoy lots of good Korean dishes. The guys can also enjoy drinking Korean soju. Not a bad place for big groups of friends to hang out.

吃韓國烤肉最好玩就是能夠和朋友一邊聊天, 一邊動手自己烤肉. 有些男生喜歡喝酒的, 去韓國餐廳還可以一邊品嚐他們的韓國燒酒(soju). 很適合一群朋友去吃吃喝喝的地方.

Rating: A
Price: $$$

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[Hollywood] Trastevere Ristorante Italiano

6801 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 423
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 962-3700
http://www.trastevereristorante.com/


My Bay Area church friend Julie came down to LA this week for work. She stayed at the Radisson Hotel nearby the Hollywood/Highland Center. She called me up on Tuesday and asked to meet up with me. I thought since she was so close to the mall, we might as well go to a restaurant inside. So we picked this Trastevere Italian restaurant for our dinner.

我北加州的教會朋友Julie因為工作的關係, 最近來到LA, 住在Hollywood/Highland附近的Radisson Hotel. 正好就在Hollywood/Highland Center的旁邊.  Julie約我出來吃飯. 我想說離Mall這麼近, 乾脆就到裡面去隨便找一家餐廳吃飯. 於是我們便決定來Trastevere義大利餐廳一起吃晚餐.

Trastevere had another branch at the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. I went there several times before. I really liked their food and their interior decoration is pretty classy. Price isn’t too bad either. It’s a good restaurant for date or to hang out.

Trastevere在Santa Monica 3rd Street Promenade 也有一家店, 我很久以前便去吃過好幾次. 一直都很喜歡他們的食物, 店裡的裝潢也算高級, 價錢也算中等, 是約會的好去處.

I came to their Hollywood branch last year for my bachelorette party. The space inside is pretty spacious. They also have outside patios that you can sit to enjoy people watching.

這家Hollywood分店我去年來過一次和朋友辦派對. 店裡面空間滿大的, 有兩人桌適合男女朋友一起來, 也可以合併成大桌子給人多一點的團體坐. 另外也有幾張桌子擺在餐廳外面, 很適合天氣好的時候坐, 可以一邊吃飯一邊觀看四周逛街的人潮.

They happened to have a private party in the restaurant on Tuesday night. So we got to sit outside in the outdoor area. We chose a table right next to the railing. Looking down from the 3rd floor, we could see little children playing at the water fountain in the courtyard.

今天餐廳裡面正好有人包下來辦派對, 只剩下外面的座位可以坐, 我們選了一個靠欄杆的座位, 從三樓向下俯瞰, 還可以看到樓下一群小孩繞著中庭噴水池玩耍.

They have many choices in their menu. From appetizers, soup, salad, to main entree, everything looks so good from the description. I especially love their pastas with white creamy sauce. I never like the sour taste of tomato sauce. So I always go for the white creamy sauce pasta.

義大利餐廳想當然而有比薩, 義大利麵等東西, 他們的選項還滿多的, 從前菜, 沙拉, 湯, 到主食等等, 選擇都很多. 我每次來都一定選吃沾有白奶油醬的義大利麵, 不曉得為什麼, 我不喜歡番茄醬的酸味道. 所以有任何白奶油醬汁的麵我都很愛吃.

Unlike usual, I ordered a Risotto agli Asparagi that day. With creamy sauce and parmesan cheese, this dish was really delicious. Their portion was pretty big too. I had to bring back half of my dinner home.

今天和往常不同, 點了一道Risotto agli Asparagi, 蘆筍雞肉義大利米飯. Risotto和一般亞洲人吃的白米不大一樣, 它的顆粒較大, 吃起來比較滑潤. 配上白奶油醬及起司, 吃起來更是美味爽口.


Julie ordered Bolognese with penne pasta. Looked pretty good too. Julie則點了Bolognese, 番茄肉醬義大利麵, 他們的麵條還有三種選擇: Linguine (細麵條), Spaghetti(粗麵條),及Penne(中空通心麵). Julie點的是Penne. 看起來也很不錯.


Other than Chinese and Japanese cuisines, Italian cuisine is one of my favorite cuisines. I feel so lucky I live in West LA area, where there are so many good Italian restaurants nearby.

除了中式料理, 日本料理以外, 我最喜歡的就是義大利菜了. 幸好住在西洛杉磯這個地區, 周圍有不少好吃的義大利餐廳.

Rating: A
Price: $$

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[Hollywood] Fat Fish –CLOSED

My roommate suggested a whole bunch of great restaurants around West LA to me. Since I haven’t been to a nice restaurant in months, we decided to go check out one of the restaurants she recommended, Fat Fish . Fat Fish is located on N. Robertson at W. Hollywood, pretty close to Melrose and some W. Hollywood night clubs. It’s an Japanese fusion restaurant,which serves Japanese sushi rolls with western style entrees.

According to my roommate, their fruit martinis are one of the best in town. I ordered a lychee martini and Homer ordered a mohito (cocktail drink mixed with mango and mint). The martini was too strong for me, but the mohito was really good! It didn’t have any taste of alcohol in it at all. We also ordered a sushi roll for appetizer, Japanese style snapper and New York steak with peppercorn sauce for our entrees. The snapper was really good! Hands down to the best snapper I ever had! It was cooked just about right, with crunchy skin on the outside and soft tender meat on the inside, mix with special miso sauce. Every bit felt like the fish meat was about to melt in my mouth. The New York steak was very good too! Juicy tender meat with the tasty peppercorn sauce. Two thumbs up for the chef’s creativity!

My overall experience at Fat Fish was pretty good. The service was just ok though. Our waitress finished her shift during our meal and we sat there for another extra  hour before someone finally noticed us.  But I would still recommend Fat Fish to everyone!

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