Joy and I are working on getting our kitchen redone, so we’ve cleared out all the cabinets and are in the process of clearing out the fridge so we’re not really setup to do any cooking. We did manage to paint our living room, but other than that we didn’t have any plans, so i’ll just talk about all the places we went to eat at instead.




For dinner we did a mini tour of east downtown LA, starting off with the Pie Hole. We shared a very tasty Chicken & Cornbread potpie, and a lemon meringue tart. Both were really good, and really made me want to learn how to make a proper pie crust.



As we were eating it joy looked acros the street and said we should get a sausage afterwards at Wurstkuche. I’ve tried my share of their exotic sausages and know that i just like the regular ones best so we shared a kielbasa with spicy peppers and sauerkraut, along with an order of fries and buttermilk rance.


mitsuru-red-bean-cakeFor second dessert we walked down the street to Little Toyko and Mitsuru Cafe. There was a long line but we didn’t have anything better to do so we waited and got ourselves two fresh hot Red Bean cakes. We thought about going to Flying Pig, or the Spice Table for more food, but thought best not to being full already.



For lunch Joy and  i picked up my mom and went to South Coast Plaza to eat at Lawry’s Carvery for some prime rib sandwiches and to do a little shopping. I also got their French onion soup which was very good.

moms-thai-peanut-sauceIn the afternoon i asked my mom to show Joy how to make Thai Peanut Sauce so that we could make it for our friends eventually. I held strong for the most part but at some point the smell of the peanuts got to be overwhelming and i thought my breathe starting to tighten up so i had to go to the backyard to air out for a bit. Stupid Peanuts.

boiling-crab-picnicFor dinner we headed to Pasadena for a boiling crab picnic at Jen & Jeremy’s house. They’ve both never had it before so it was a fun experience to spread out the paper and go at the pound of shrimp, a pound of mussels, and fried catfish.


monora-thai-chinese-broccoli-pork class-302-mango-shaved-snow

Joy had to work in the morning so for lunch we went to Monora Thai for some Boat Noodle Soup, and Chinese Broccoli & Fried Pork. The main reason we went here was that a new Class 302 opened up next door and we really wanted some shaved snow. Its like a cross between shaved ice and frozen yogurt, topped with a bunch of mango, huge pieces of mochi, and condensed milk (really don’t need that).

lucilles-ribsWe could smell everyone BBQ in the neighborhood when we were home, but didn’t want to fuss about cooking at this point so we did the next best thing and we to Lucille’s BBQ at the Del Amo mall. I guess we weren’t the only ones too lazy to cook because there a bunch of people waiting for their togo orders as well as waiting for a table. We got the full rack of baby back ribs, and tri-tip sandwich just so we could save some for dinner the next day.




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