Showing posts from August, 2018

Brunch at El Torito - Redondo Beach

I usually work on the weekends  and always miss out on brunch.
So when I was invited to  the newly remodeled El Torito on the Redondo Beach Pier, it was time to take a Sunday off.

El Torito is located upstairs on the pier.

Once seated, the drink selection is tough.
So many good margaritas or the more traditional brunch beverage, a mimosa... (bottomless mimosas too)

I could sit here all day, But it was time to checkout the buffet!

Perhaps some coffee to start?

OR Horchata and Agua Fresca?

So you can tell mom  you ate your greens...

What’s a brunch on the beach without seafood???

It was as good as it looks.

Seafood Paella

Yup, tamales too...

Rice, beans and my favorite, Huevos Rancheros 

Something for the kids...
Chicken & Mac-n-Cheese

It can’t be an El Torito event without a Taco Bar and house-made corn tortillas, right?

Lots of proteins to choose from...
If there wasn’t other food, I’d be here all day!

Can’t forget about the Waffle Bar with Churros.

Dessert Bar
Lots of good choices!

See What Jay Eats...
In honor of Jo…

Remy’s Taiwanese Cuisine (New) - City of Industry

Remy’s Taiwanese Cuisine
Grand Opening  August 30, 2018
If you miss Remy’s Noodle Palace for Taiwanese cuisine, you’re in luck!
I wasn’t able to go before they closed, but glad that after a hiatus, the chef and owners are back with  Remy’s Taiwanese Cuisine in the City of Industry.

Now in a New location but with the same great food (from what I understand).
I was impressed with food here, one of the best Taiwanese meals I’ve had.
See What Jay Eats...
Braised Pig Ears
Braised thinly sliced pig ears, great flavor.
It’s a multi-day process and worth it!

Spicy Pork Wontons in Chili Sauce

Hand-made Wontons  in a chili sauce.
The sauce has a mild kick, but you can still taste the pork wontons.

Beef Noodle Soup with Beef & Tendons 
A Taiwanese staple and very good here.

Don’t forget the sour pickled vegetables  to be added to the Beef Noodles...

House Special Pork Pot Stickers with sauce
These were some of the largest  pot stickers I’ve had. They’re also tasty too.

Fried Pig Intestine
I wanted to try this since my friend said thi…

Hole in the Wall (New) - APL Restaurant

It’s Grand Opening Day of “Hole in the Wall” at APL Restaurant.

It’s Adam Perry Lang’s Chili Dog takeout window  in Hollywood.

It really is a hole in the wall, actually a small window inside the door, at the North end of APL Restaurant.
Adam Perry Lang’s (fairly new) steakhouse at the corner  of Hollywood and Vine.

Opening Day Menu (August 22, 2018)
No, I didn’t order the $50 sandwich!

See What Jay Eats...
We ordered the “Hot Shot” and Double Beef Chili Dog”
Double Beef Chili Dog, an APL New Mexican Hatch Chili with hand-cut prime beef chuck, sweet onions, cheddar cheese and pickled jalapeños.

“Hot Shot”
is a taco-like sandwich with a lightly  house cured smoked beef, pickled salad and American cheese.
Both were very good, I want to try the Dry Aged Beef  Chili Dog next time...

“Hole in the Wall” is open Wednesday to Sunday, 11:30 am to 3 pm or until Sold-Out. (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

APL Restaurant 1680 Vine Street (at Hollywood Blvd.) Los Angeles, CA 90028

Photos by Jay Terauchi Jay Eats Worldwide  (c) Jay Terauchi

Karayama Japanese Fried Chicken (New) - Little Tokyo

A NEW Japanese Fried Chicken  place just opened in Little Tokyo at Central Ave and 2nd St. (Next door to Starbucks)
Karayama Japanese Fried Chicken from Japan, opened their  1st US location in Los Angeles.
Grand Opening Friday, August 17, 2018

LOTS to choose from on the menu.
See What Jay Eats...
Known for their Karaage Chicken, I had to check it out for myself. (I saw they had wings)
The chicken is marinated in their  secret sauce and dusted in potato starch to give that crispy crunch.

Special Karayama Sauces
Goku-Dare Sauce (Left) Extreme Umami  Garlic Sesame
Shio-Goku-Dare Sauce (Right) Extreme Umami Sweet & Salty
There are 4 other seasonings  to choose from also...
I loved the Goku-Dare Sauce, garlic sesame flavor.

Karayama Set $8.99
With 4 pieces of their signature  kara-age chicken and shredded  cabbage, rice and miso soup. Comes with choice of two sauces.

Goku-Dare Fried Chicken Sandwich Set $9.99
With a crispy fried chicken thigh served on Japanese white bread with lettuce, shredded cabbage,  and garlic sesame …