Did a prop64 inspired bang^3 over the weekend.
Started off @ Bale Valley in Canoga Park. The yelp reviews are totally spot on - great food, incompetent service. I thought speaking in native tongue would help but alas, this was pretty bad even by Vietnamese standards. This place reminds me of my Little Saigon childhood, which is the best possible compliment I can give a restaurant not located in 714/626.
Fried or hella roasted cornish game hen
Bun Oc - vermicelli noodles in tomato based broth with
escargot snails and aftermath
India Sweets & Spices for their pani puri, mango lassi, and unfortunately named zyka snacks. I'll give the pani puri a pete wells' satisfactory stamp. The stale shells definitely did not help.
Why is this so hard to find? The following pic from a chaat place in mumbai:
Crossed the street for JG's Nipa Hut. We ended up getting the halo halo, intestines in pig blood, fried intestines. The halo halo is actually not my preference...too much of too much. I prefer Red Ribbon's TBH. The offal stuff was for the wife, not really up my alley. That said, many of the steam tray items actually looked decent (probably because we came before the lunch rush), but nothing besides the combo meals are priced. How much does this anything cost??
Went back home, passed out for a few hours, then woke up for the 4th round: Bale Valley to-go. Got (another) order of the cornish game hen, and then this bad boy: egg noodles w/ vietnamese style beef stew. HOLY SHIT this was so fucking good. Insane portion for the price. You eat the noodles in the stew, kinda like a vietnamese beef stew khao soi; this pic was before/after I poured the stew onto the noodles.