June 2016 Weekend Rundown

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Takeout from (the justifiably always packed) Canaan Restaurant in Artesia. This is not your average Chinese takeout. No sirree… You can taste the proverbial love going into the food at this joint. The kung pao chicken (banal as it may sound), is the epitome of its class.

And the signature Canaan fish filet probably has crack in it (but no MSG, strangely)… Just incredibly great tasting food.

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Wexler’s Santa Monica


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First lunch at little jewel
Soft shell crab and shrimp po boy. He’s just a po boy from a po family. h/t to @A5KOBE and @CiaoBob for the rec.

Second lunch guerrilla tacos

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Evidently it’s soft shelled crab season - $10/each at Fish King. Their poke is still terrible btw.

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Wexler’s Santa Monica


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You killed that whole fucker and then had 2nd lunch.

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I was contemplating 3rd lunch at howlin ray’s but didn’t want to wait in line… and I’m watching my figure.

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Sam Woo Irvine

Goeduck sashimi with fried himo. So good we got 2 orders.

Typhoon style lobster

Squab

Salt and pepper pork chops

Steamed red rock cod

Panfried seafood noodles

And some bday libations.

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I suspect the 2006 Clos de la Roche is drinking scads better than the 1992, yes?

1992 was surprisingly delicious.

The 06 will need another 10-20 years.

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Friends, lobster, squab, fine wines and other delicacies = A Very Happy Birthday. Best wishes!

Happy B-Day @Porthos !

Oh I missed that. It was your Birthday? Happy Birthday. :slight_smile:

Thanks! It was my friend’s bday :wink:

Pasty Kitchen (Los Alamitos)
Small beef pasty…small being the size of my hand. Beef gravy condiment a must.

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Picked up a crispy rice salad from the Melrose Avenue branch of Bulan Thai Vegetarian Kitchen, which was one of my go-tos when I lived in East Hollywood. The salad has an irresistible contrast between the cool, raw veggies and the crispy peanuts, tofu, and fried brown rice, but it’s not recommended for those with severe TMJ. And how do they manage to make the dressing so funky without the aid of fish sauce? All in all, it’s perfectly apt food for a sweltering LA day, although Burmese tea leaf salad is still the winner and champeen in my book.

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##Kinjiro
Their uni risotto was so fucking good last week i had to come back and they hit it out of the park again.

Uni, scallop, blue crab with ponzu jelly

Japanese wagyu carpaccio

Insanely delicious

Fried yearling oysters

Agedashi tofu - umami bomb

Chicken maki-age. why didn’t the chicken cross the road? because i ate it.

Beef tongue - speaks for itself

Seared foie, force feeding never tasted so good

Bone marrow dengaku

Kanpachi kama

Yellowfin

Japanese octopus sunomono

Australian wagyu skirt steak over rice

Squid ink udon. #blackudonmatters

Japanese sardine tempura

Green tea soba #greensobamatters

Foie gras custard

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[quote=“PorkyBelly, post:19, topic:3444”]
Seared foie, force feeding never tasted so good
[/quote] Stop it. They don’t raise them like that anymore.