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.
Check this place out. You will be amazed at how meaty the fake meat options are. 


Truffle Burger

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

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.
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. 


Seated Yellowfin Tuna Parmesan Kale

Tender Greens is a restaurant which emphasized vegetables, but they serve meat too.

The tuna was good and served with kale cooked with plenty of Parmesan cheese.

I also had an iced hibiscus tea. 



Not the best I’ve ever had, but fairly new to my apartment. The place is called IXLB Dimsum Eats. Obviously I must return. 

The shrimp dumplings were superb, I hadn’t had these since I lived in Singapore. 


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.