LA: Other Foods from LA

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Here are the other foods from my LA trip that I didn’t have enough for their own post but were so yummy I couldn’t leave out!

In-N-Out Chocolate Milkshake

If you’re ever in the West Coast, I highly recommend you try In-N-Out. They have amazing food for a takeout burger joint. I started off with their In-N-Out Chocolate Milkshake. It’s so thick that I had to let it settle because I couldn’t suck it up initially! But it keeps it’s texture throughout.

In-N-Out

You can’t go wrong with a Cheeseburger and Fries but they also have a secret menu that I’ll tackle next time I’m in LA :).

Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s is a market I WISH we had here in Canada. It’s a cross between Whole Foods and No Frills; most things are healthy and don’t have preservatives but the prices aren’t through the roof and very affordable! We stopped by to get some breakfast items and I grabbed some snacks and such as well. (All yummy by the way!)

Dylan's Candy Bar

I always go to one of these when I’m in the US; Dylan’s Candy Bar. You’ll find people of all ages in here and there’s so many different variations and funky flavours as well. It’s also fun to just go around.

Dylan's Candy Bar Chocolate

You can also mix and match since it’s all counted by weight. I got some chocolate gummy bears and rice crispies, chocolate raisins, mint chocolate chip malt balls, etc.

Coconut Milk and Sticky Black Rice Pudding

We passed by a Chinese restaurant that sold desserts so I picked up a Coconut Milk and Sticky Black Rice Pudding. It was so good and creamy, like a mousse.

Processed with MoldivI don’t remember the name but this is an amazing soon tofu restaurant where the tofu is organic and everything tastes so fresh. Everything is cheap too, $10+ depending on which one you get.

Jurrassic Cafe - Turkey Leg Combo

At Universal Studios theme park, we stopped to eat at the Jurrassic Cafe. I was craving the Turkey Leg Combo and it was HUGE! Here’s my cousin’s hand as a comparison. It was good but a bit salty halfway through.

Fat Tuesday

While in LA, we took a road trip to Las Vegas. It is legal to drink while walking around and you can get your daiquiri fix at Fat Tuesday. We both got Bellini because there’s nothing better than that!

Verde with Mushrooms

For dinner, we went to this artisan pizza place with a wood oven. I had the Verde with Mushrooms and it was great; the crust was soft and fluffy and there were plenty of mushrooms.

Vege

My cousin, who loves her vegetables, got the Vege. It has spinach, artichokes and cheese.

Popeye's 2-PC Chicken

On the way back, we wanted something simple and who doesn’t love Popeye’s fried chicken? Their 2-PC Chicken Meal is just the right size.

Big Olaf's - Cookies and Cream

On a trip to Catalina Island back in LA, we stopped by a famour ice cream parlour called Big Olaf’s. My got my go to flavour, Cookies and Cream. While the waffle cone was fresh, I would’ve liked there to be more cookie chunks.

Garrett's Popcorn

While I had a layover in Chicago, I had to stop by Garrett’s Popcorn and grab some bags of their famous Chicago mix (caramel with cheddar popcorn mix). I don’t know if its because of the way it’s made but it’s so GOOD!

LA: Hae Jang Chon Review

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3821 W 6th Ave (Los Angeles)

(213) 389-8777

www.haejangchon.com/new

Type: All You Can Eat

Cuisine: Korean BBQ

Pricing: Average

Rating

Atmosphere: 8/10

Food: 8/10

Service: 8/10

Hae Jang Chon Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

This was one place that my cousin was adamant on eating at. Make note that this place is very popular so don’t go hungry. We ended up waiting 40 minutes and were starving but the service was quick and once you place your order, it comes very quickly.

This is an authentic Korean BBQ but instead of paying for each platter, they actually charge you a set fee of $22.99 and you order as much as you want. There’s so many different meats, seafood and sides to choose from, I can’t list them all but the most interesting ones are: pork belly, small octopus, beef intestine and steamed egg.

Hite Beer

To start off the night, we got a bottle of Hite Beer and I like it, it’s lite and smooth.

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Before they bring the items to be barbecued, you get all the side dishes and wraps. It’s not in the frame but there is a basket of lettuce and some rice roll sheets you can wrap your meats in.

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We ordered quite a bit of different meats and I believe this is the sliced beef. The ahjummas actually pass by and cook the meat for you. It’s probably best that you keep an eye out as well since they have so many tables to tend to but they’re pretty good with actually.

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This is round two with the bulgogi, shrimp, beef ribs and pork belly, all seasoned to perfection.

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Round 3! In the back left corner is the leftover bulgogi we didn’t finish and decided to move onto the honeycomb intestines and baby octopus! We were so full at this point but you can’t waste these things! How many all you can eat places will have intestines?

We left with our stomachs filled and could barely walk back to the car! It’s not something I would eat often but if I lived nearby and was craving Korean BBQ, this would be the place I’d go to. And if you’re visiting LA, drop by to check it our for sure!

Hodo Kwaja Bakery Review

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656 Bloor Street West

(416) 538-1208

Pricing: Cheap

Cuisine: Korean

Type: Dessert/Snacks

Rating: 10/10

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I’ve eaten these cakes ever since I could remember. Not because I’m Korean but because my aunt is. Her and my uncle would always bring over these little walnut shaped cakes and all of the kids would scarf them down like they were peanuts. They are literally the size of a walnut and you can easily just pop one (or two) into your mouth.

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They come in two fillings: red bean and mashed potato. You heard me, mashed potatoes (with a hint of cinnamon I believe). I find kids only eat the mashed potato one because it’s familiar and will always finish those off first. But for me, I actually prefer the red bean one because it’s sweeter. Did I mention it’s $1.50 for 6?!

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I didn’t know where the cakes came from until I bought a box a few years ago and saw that it was the same box. Their sign used to be green, like you’ll see in the video below, but they have since changed it to match their boxes. It is now a maroon colour with hints of orange.

Although there are chairs and tables in this little shop, it’s really one of those places where you just grab and go. It operates like any other casual bakery, you pay and whatever you do after is your business.

They also serve red bean sorbet which is a Korean dessert made out of shaved ice with milk and things from red bean to a variety of fruits. This, I have not tried but will the next time I go in!

If you’ve never tried walnut cakes, then you’re missing out. These addictive little things will have you coming back for more and depending on when you go, you might just get them pipping hot or see them get made by that giant machine at the front.