Monday, June 22, 2015

A Favorite Burger - Plan Check Kitchen on Sawtelle

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Living in Los Angeles, there are a lot of good burger places, such
as Umami Burger, Apple Pan, Father's Office, In n Out, etc.

One of my favorites places for a burger is Plan Check Kitchen + Bar,
headed by chef Ernesto Uchimura.  Chef Ernesto is the former 
corporate executive chef at Umami Burger.

One of my favorites...
PCB 
(Plan Check Burger)

with Americanized dashi cheese, ketchup leather, schmaltz onions,
and mixed pickles on a crunch bun.

Just one of the genius things of this burger is Chef Uchimura's
creation of the ketchup leather.  It's housemade ketchup
which has been dehydrated (similar to a fruit roll-up).
It's placed at the bottom of the burger, preventing the
burger juices from getting the bottom bun soggy AND you
still get the ketchup flavor, brilliant! 



It was a beautiful Los Angeles day,
so sitting out on the patio was an easy decision.  


See What Jay Eats...


 Housemade Yuzu Soda

It couldn't get any better...


 Fries
cooked in beef tallow with smoked salt and 
served with fresh housemade ketchup

OK, it could get better...

What's a burger without fries, right?


 Smoked Fried Chicken
Jidori chicken, smoked milk gravy, yam preserves, 
and spicy pickled okra.
(served under the 3 pieces of chicken)

The chicken was cooked perfectly and
with a nice surprise of the yam preserves
and the okra.

For those who want more than a burger,
I suggest checking the daily special board too.


One more thing...
Cruller Donuts
(cooked to order)
served with cream and fruit

Can't leave without having dessert...


Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
1800 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 444-1411

Other Plan Check Kitchen locations,
Fairfax District and Downtown Los Angeles.


Checkout their Market Milkshake Mondays.
The chef goes out to the local farmer's market 
and a special milkshake is created for Mondays.
Read my post HERE




Photos by Jay Terauchi
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