Backyard Spicy Fried Chickin’

Chickin’ is the proprietary name of a vegetable-derived chicken substitute and I must report that it is indeed meat-like. 


One could be fooled into thinking that one was eating slightly dry, yet chewy chicken. I like the Veggie Grill because it tastes like food of the future. The porcini gravy was very similar to country gravy. 


https://www.veggiegrill.com/menu.html
Check this place out. You will be amazed at how meaty the fake meat options are. 

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Truffle Burger

Continuing on my tour of hamburger restaurants, I visited Umami Burger in Hollywood.

https://www.umamiburger.com/menu/

It was delicious and very greasy. Truffle cheese, fatty beef and a truffle jus made for a savory feast. 


I would recommend Umami Burger unreservedly. I need to try the other dishes on the menu. 

Spicy Korean Fried Chicken 

Not only have I been craving Asian food recently, but also fried chicken. I want to check out Roscoe’s Fried Chicken, but I’ll reserve that for a date.


I went to Chicken Day, a Korean fried chicken restaurant not far from my apartment. 

http://www.chickendayla.com/menu.html
The skin was crispy, although I’ve had crispier chicken, notably at Bonchon in Singapore.


The sauce was sticky and slightly spicy. I devoured it. Of course, i used chopsticks as I have mad chopsticks skills. 

I also walked around afterwards. 

Tres Pinches Tacos 

A couple of weeks ago I really needed a break from grading so I took the train to Santa Monica. 

I had seen another location of the chain in Hollywood  on my four times a week run. 


I also had a cup of jamaica. The fish taco was light and fresh I don’t remember what kind of fish it was, but I remember it being noticeably fresh. The carnitas taco was also good. I don’t recall what the third taco was.

Slice of Cheese Pizza 

A few weeks ago I was walking around the neighborhood and dinner hadn’t quite filled me up so I had a slice of New York style pizza on Hollywood Boulevard near around Mann’s Chinese Theatre or naybe to the west of it.


It was delicious! I loved the way the cheese was cooked in a few spots. The crust was light and chewy and the sauce was not acidic. That’s one type of tomato sauce I don’t like. 


I ate my pizza and left contented.