Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Day 2 ... What does this day have in store for me in Los Angeles?

12:00 p.m. KIRIKO - I met Eric, a high school friend, for lunch at Kiriko Sushi in Santa Monica... It was Eric's second time ordering real sushi, so we decided to splurge as we ordered the omikase, a specially prepared meal by the chef that has a combination of sushi, sashimi, specialty appetizers, etc ...

It may have been a bit "much" for lunch -- but we left the place completely satisfied with the decision. Below are photos of the chef's choices for the day, along with a photo of a celebrity we saw there... :D

Photos were taken with my iphone 3Gs ...

Top to bottom:

- Mango wrapped in smoked salmon topped with caviar

- Monkfish liver with shiso (and plum pasto?)

- Homemade tofu

** all three dishes were very good; I would have thought the monkfish liver would taste strange, but it oddly tasted like foie gras

Left to right:

- Grilled soy marinated sword fish (not a fan)

- Halibut tempura with shiso & plum pasto (AMAZING)

- White Blue Fin Tuna (yum...)

- Yellowtail (typical)

- Amber Jack (delish)

Assortment of Sushi:

- Can't recall
- Red Snapper
- Spanish Mackerel
- Scallop
- Toro

And... to end the meal, they gave us a blue crab hand roll. :D

yum yum yum...

Do you recognize this female actress? If not, you can catch Nicolette Sheridan on Desperate Housewives. Who would have thought I would see a celebrity in Santa Monica.

After lunch, I spent the rest of the day with my family ... When it came time to eat, we decided to visit LOS BURRITOS in Echo Park. This restaurant, aka shack, provided some of the best burritos I've ever had while growing up in Los Angeles. Yes, this 300 square feet structure has some kick-ass burritos... I highly recommend the Combination Burrito or the Bacon and Egg Burrito with a medium sized Horchata (rice milk)... If you order the combination burrito, beware, its a juicy burrito and the wetness is bound to spill over onto your hands, so make sure to grab some extra napkins!

And that was day 2 - another day eating around LA and feasting on foods I had when I was a child -- ah, good ole memories!

KIRIKO, 11301 Olympic Blvd #102. West Los Angeles, CA (310) 478-7769
LOS BURRITOS, 1312 Echo Park. Los Angeles, CA (213) 977-9102

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