My SO and I frequently go to restaurants in the Culver City/Palms/West LA area, because of the movie theaters we also visit. We do this virtually every weekend, and I think we’re getting tired off some of our regular haunts. In terms of food preferences, we both have our idiosyncracies. My SO does not like big portions of carbs or grains mixed in with relatively modest portions of protein (in other words, he rarely orders noodle dishes, dumplings, biryanis and similar dishes). I have issues with virtually any level of spicy heat - not sure if it’s an actual allergy to capsaicin, but I definitely have issues with skin rashes and tummy problems with spicy hot food - I can handle stuff that’s well-seasoned or has complex flavors - it’s just an issue with chilis.
With the foregoing in mind, I had a few random questions:
Any good Oaxacan places (other than EK Valley), which also have some non-spicy options on the menu? And any recs on those options?
Is there any thing on the Kogi Tacqueria menu (other than burgers, tofu or hot dog) which is mild?
How are the dishes other than the biryani at the Zafran Pot? Any other good Indian restaurants (other than Jaipur) that have good mild dal on the menu and other good non-rice-centric dishes?
I’m also open to other recs - basically, trying to get some spicy stuff for my SO and non-spicy for me. FYI, places we already go to a lot - so looking for recs other than these:
–I-Food, Hop Woo, Hop Li, Popcorn Chicken
–Versailles, Simpang Asia
–MEET in Culver City
Thanks for your patience with the length of this post, and TIA for your recommendations.