Posted tagged ‘West LA’

Noodles on a cold day

October 16, 2009

A lot of people really love Ramen-Ya.  It’s convenient, fast (when it’s not packed – it’s a tiny place) and reasonably priced but I don’t think it’s all that.  In fact, I usually end up ordering fried rice at Ramen-Ya when I go.  I’ve been here with lots of different friends and if anything, I go for nostalgic purposes and not the food.  Maybe I’m a ramen snob because I lived in Fukuoka for two years but this place doesn’t really compare to any place in Japan or even Hakata Ramen in Gardena.

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On this particular day, I was craving noodles because it was cold outside and decided to go with the tan-tan men.  It wasn’t as spicy as promised but the soup with the egg dropped in was oh-so-warming.

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Boyfriend went with the mabo ramen which, as you can see, has tofu in it.  It’s kind of strange to have tofu floating in your ramen but Boyfriend seemed to enjoy it. 

Stacy and Kevin were with us and both ordered regular ramen.  Chashu and something else.  I didn’t even get pictures of their food because we started eating so fast!

11555 W. Olympic Blvd.  Los Angeles CA

My FAVORITE breakfast place!

August 28, 2009

I have a confession to make:  I don’t really like breakfast food.  That said, my favorite breakfast place is Amandine.  The thing I love about Amandine is that everything tastes light.  You know how sometimes you eat eggs and cheese and just feel lethargic after?  That doesn’t happen here.

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Boyfriend went with the country omelette.  It has bacon, potato, cheddar cheese and onion.  Doesn’t the food look light and the omelette look fluffy?  The omelettes always come with fresh fruit on the side, potatoes and toast.  Looking at this breakfast plate makes me smile and want to eat breakfast for dinner.

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I went with the cheese danish.  I am usually not a pastry person.  I only like pastries when they are TO DIE FOR.  This cheese danish definitely falls into that category.  It is light and buttery but not so buttery that your fingers get greasy and you feel guilty after you eat it.  I ordered two… one to eat there and one to eat the next morning!

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The cakes here are fabulous as well!  They are gorgeous and not too sweet but just sweet enough.  I’ve tried a number of the cakes and have never been disappointed!  I tried to be inconspicuous and took this picture from where I was sitting.

12225 Wilshire Blvd.  (between Wellesley Ave. & Amherst Ave.) Los Angeles, CA


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