Two weeks ago I had a job interview in Watts. That’s far away so I went to a gym near there, actually in Alhambra, California. After working out I decided to have dinner at a poke restaurant near the gym. There were several Asian restaurants near that gym and i might return to try them out when I move to the city.
I ordered a standard bowl with a larger serving of protein, which in this case was diced tuna. The bowl looked pretty with all those colors. I liked it. The fish was fresh and the mix of jellyfish and rice and scallions and other vegetables was tasty.
Poke is future food, assuming tuna doesn’t go extinct.
There’s a new izakaya in Orchard Central, Ensakaba.
It seemed as if they were pushing the rice bowls, so I had the pork rice bowl.
The pork belly was excellent! Marinated, grilled and perfectly sliced, the meat occupied space in the bowl with a soft-boiled egg and diced daikon. The pork was garnished with sesame seeds and finely chopped chives. The rice was moist and absorbed both the yolk and the pork drippings.
First I was served an amuse-bouche of salmon chunks cooked in a broth and garnished with leeks.
The miso soup had some clams within.
I had two grapefruit cocktails made with sochu which I enjoyed.