@President_Mochi finally writing that food zine.
Thanks a lot David Chang
The L.A. Times and Jenn Harris were #NotImpressed
I don’t understand her appeal, especially in the food industry.
I knew nothing about her but I thought she was great on David Chang’s show.
Blue Apron featured one of her recipes. Taste was fine (but not exceptional), and it was super annoying to make from a logistical perspective. My experience w/ that recipe did not tempt me to try any more of her recipes…
How long do her and John wait in line for Howling Rays?
Admittedly, I have both of her cookbooks. Her potato salad recipe is quite good as are her chicken lettuce wraps. But seeing this list made me a little sad because I expected a little more diversity out of her.
I get the impression she doesn’t like Mexican food.
Jinya Ramen is not ideal. I’ve been to the Burbank location 3 times now and have yet to be impressed by their offerings. Ramen & Tsukemen TAO and Kitakata are still my winners.
I love everything about her and John. I saw them twice in the same week when they started dating even, one of which was in Sonoma. But I would take anyone’s suggestions with a chunk of salt
I enjoy her and John, too. And seeing how they like to randomly travel and eat, I thought her ramen rec would have some street cred. Not so much.
Serving her mac & cheese recipe for Thanksgiving dinner this week.
This Walter Reed alum from back in the day gives two thumbs up for the Uncle Andre’s rec. Yeah 3/4 of the time all I’d get there were the seasoned fries (and seasoned ketchup) in a greasy paper bag, but it was good stuff. Glad to see them get some pub even if I haven’t been in a very long time.
I quit going to Uncle Andre’s mostly because of the ridiculous wait. You’d walk in, they’d tell you it’d take 2 hours, and it ends up being 3.5 or whatever, on a Tuesday. If Andre wasn’t in the kitchen it’d go way downhill, so 3.5 hours for so-so food that was kind of expensive.
I maintain that Jinya ramen is a good baseline ramen, and certainly the best one in the 818. I don’t think they’re playing for the number one spot.
I’ve been 3 times since I’ve been back in the neighborhood. It’s either meh or too salty for me. I do like their thicker noodles, though.
There’s always happy hour - $4 will get you a Sapporo and 5 pcs of fried chicken. Panna cotta dessert for $2 too.
Their first location next to the Marshall’s in the valley was the first legit ramen place I really went to, so I’ll always have a soft spot for it. Never been to any of the others.