Sunday, June 22, 2014

Country Fried Steak - Good Stuff

Written by: Jane Ong

Country Fried Stead Good Stuff

I love country fried steak for breakfast. I had this yesterday morning for a second time in this month, at a restaurant that is very loved by the locals. There is always a long line every weekend, but it was well worth the wait. I had country fried steak in some diners before that gave me a really stuffy and sick feeling afterwards. I guess it could be the low quality of old oil, the gravy, or the meat. But this restaurant makes fried steak that tastes really good and fresh; and it gave me a good clean feeling afterwards instead of that bloated and stuffy feeling. I just wish I could have it again now.

Restaurant: Good Stuff
Address: 1617 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Phone: (310) 316-0262

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Manpuku Japanese BBQ

Written by: Jane Ong

Sawtelle Boulevard in West Los Angeles is lined with lots of Asian restaurants, from Chinese to Vietnamese to Japanese to Korean.  It's the place to go for lunch because of the many options in East Asian cuisines.  But parking in the area can be very difficult and seating may be hard to find in some of the most popular restaurants.  Just when we were feeling frustrated by the long waiting list in each of the restaurants we strolled by, we were so happy to find Manpuku to have plenty of seats available for us.  Besides, we couldn't resist the enticing  fragrance of the Japanese table BBQ that was drifting by.  With our short lunch hour, we didn't feel like barbecuing ourselves at the table so we ordered the lunch special BBQ bento.  It was a decent and balanced meal even though it wasn't  as good as the Japanese BBQ we normally did at the table top.  The meats were just not as good in quality as the ones we had in other Japanese BBQ joints but they were decent and they tasted good enough for a no fuss quick lunch. We rate it a 6 out of 10 for lunch.  We intend to go back sometime for dinner  to try out their table top BBQ menu. 

Restaurant: Manpuku
Address: 2125 Sawtelle Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel: (310)-473-0580