Spent the weekend in L.A., or to be more specific: Val Verde, Topanga Canyon, San Pedro, Koreatown, and Altadena. Whirlwind tour.
I went to a restaurant in K-Town called Yan Bian. I used Jonathan Gold's writing about K-Town to decide where to go and I wish I had more than one stomach to devote to that endeavor. I only had three meals there! Yan Bian is a small area of China butted up against North Korea. They have a version of their traditional dog soup that is made with lamb, but it was really fucking hot in L.A. so I ordered t heir cold noodle soup. I've had this icy style of soup once before and it's the best for hot days. It's a tangy, spicy broth with that crushed kind of soda ice in it. It also had slices of beef, stretchy buckwheat/wheat noodles and slices cucumbers. Somewhere in Sac, maybe more than one place, serves this. I last ate it during that insane heat wave we had a while back. Years ago. I also wish I could have tried their dumplings. Damn.
This place is called Pho Ever Yum. Pretty funny.
Korean fried chicken is so good! This is from a fast food place called Kyo Chan. There is another small chain called Chicken Day.
I forgot my camera on this trip, so the pictures are crappier than usual. This is a plate of pickles from Canters.
I got the Bronx Special, which is an open faced sandwich on rye with pastrami and chopped liver. And a fat slice of white onion,