We had to grab a quick bite to eat before catching Sing Street at Arclight Hollywood (ASIDE: Sing Street is one of the best movies I’ve seen in so long! So cute, charming, indie film from Ireland, and a great soundtrack (loved the original songs)! From Director / Writer John Carney (ONCE)).
I originally wanted to stop by Luv2Eat, but didn’t want to risk missing the movie, so I remembered The Hungry Cat (right across the street from Arclight). Pic of their wall with all their “Hungry Cats”.
I didn’t realize, but The Hungry Cat in Hollywood runs $1 Oysters on Mondays, and all drinks are Happy Hour prices the entire night! Nice!
We started with a Dozen Oysters - Kumiai (Mexico):
Really fresh, bright and briny. They were also shucked pretty well (no stray shell bits).
Miso Glazed Hamachi Collar (Black Rice, Tangerine Salad):
I love Hamachi Kama, but I’ve never had it at Hungry Cat before. Was curious how Chef-Owner David Lentz would prepare this. It was a touch overcooked, and a little too salty (only a touch), but otherwise, it was pretty decent. However the Black Rice and Tangerine Salad was great: Nutty, the Black Rice had enough body to each bite, and the Tangerine Salad was refreshing and played off of the Roasted Hamachi Collar.
Dungeness Crab Ravioli (Fava Bean Pesto, Lemon Cream, Pecorino):
We were originally surprised to see it presented as one large Ravioli, but wow! Fresh Dungeness Crab (generous amount of Crab), and the Fava Bean Puree was great! Loved this.
Curried Cauliflower (Pine Nuts & Raisins):
Curried Cauliflower seems to be popping up on a lot of menus, but The Hungry Cat’s version is solid. Aromatic curry spicing, the distinct Pine Nut scent hitting you with the sweetness of the Sauteed Raisins. Great veggie side dish.
The Hungry Cat
535 N. Vine Street (at the corner of Sunset)
Hollywood, CA 90028
Tel: (323) 462-2155