Majordōmo - chinatown


#534

Thanks @PorkyBelly. Phew, that sounds reasonable. I was afraid they’d pull an APL Onions treatment on us.


#535

After some gentle prodding from @PorkyBelly, I finally made the (1 hour in traffic) trip from Culver City to Majordomo.

The restaurant is beautiful, industrial yet warm. Photos do not do justice to the clean lines and uncrowded airiness of the space.

Art and kimchi earthenware jars.

A most comfortable leather stool for dinner.

Three salads and a mixed up bowl of eggs with smoked roe.

After a few bites, I finally figured out what the bing with eggs, roe and carmelized onions reminded me of: spaetzle fried with onion!

I enjoyed this place very much. If only it was on Abbot Kinney. :slight_smile:


#536

Yeah that looked like more than enough for five people, especially with all the rice. Honestly, even 6 people.


#537

looks like a nice warm up before the whole plate short ribs. what’s that lone egg doing in the background?


#538

Nice report @Bookwich. Yah, your photos would be the “amuse bouche” for @PorkyBelly and @J_L! :wink:


#539

I saved one to eat without accoutrements. Those are very, very good eggs.


#540

Fab meal last night.
Major improvements at Majordomo (compared to 3 previous very good meals, last nights was exceptional)


#541


#542

What’s this? Oxtail?


#543

Yes - fried oxtail dropped into the “old” potato-fried garlic-peanut base. Really good.

The ribeye was eye opening. And the fucking fries!!! OMG.

Loved the prawns and melon.

Only semi-miss was the frozen foie gras (the pic with the arrow) as a bing topping. The bing was better than ever but the frozen foie left me a bit cold.


#544

don’t let me stop you.

actually, i’m intrigued to discover what constitutes a typical S_A_M quip.

to you, anyway.


#545

“If you’ve been playing poker for half an hour and you still don’t know who the patsy is, you’re the patsy.”


#547

Maybe just not my preferred way to eat it.


#548

DC uses chicken salt on those fucking fries.


#549

What’s chicken salt?


#550

Salt that’s afraid of everything.

:smiley:


#551

Knorr chicken bouillon


#552

Party pooper. I was thinking dried chicken sweat.


#553

Kinda brilliant


#554

The Lucky Peach recipe apparently included:

180 g chicken skin, trimmed
270 ml chicken stock
80 g mushroom powder
180 g kosher salt
20 g white pepper
45 g sea salt
20 g garlic powder
20 g onion powder

This blog post has what the guy says is an adaptation: