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Rutabegors

Rutabegors is the original "health food" place. At least it was my first exposure when my parents started going there in the 70’s  They’ve opened a couple more since then but the original is the best because it’s in downtown Fullerton in a neat old Mexican building.  I’m not sure it’s really considered health food …

Rae’s Cafe

On Pico west of Centinela.  The thing going for Rae’s is it’s old looking like a 50s diner.  Not like Ruby’s which is a commercialized version of a 50s diner but an actual 50s diner.  It doesn’t look like this place has changed in 50 years.  Maybe it hasn’t.  Food what you’d expect for a …

Hurry Curry of Tokyo

If you haven’t tried Japanese curry you should give it a try.  For lack of a better description, it’s a plate of rice with gravy and usually some kind of meat.  Hamburger, Breaded Chicken (Chicken Katsu) and potatoes are probably the most common additions.  Unlike some other types of curry, Japanese curry is generally not …

Bangkok 4

Bangkok 4 is my favorite Thai restaurant.  It’s in the South Coast Plaza Crystal Court behind South Coast Plaza.  It’s on the 3rd floor.

I’m not sure if this is real Thai food or upscale Californiaized Thai food but I think is delicious.  It’s a little expensive.  The kind of place you’d go on a …

Micro Tokyo

I’m not sure if that’s the "official" name of this area but on Sawtelle just north of Olympic there are about 3 or 4 blocks of Japanese stores.  It seems alot more lively than Little Tokyo in downtown L.A even if it is really small.  I’ve heard it called Little Osaka and also L.A. city …

Seiryuumon

Relaxtation

Relaxtation is where I was first introduced to Black Pearl Milk Tea or Bo Ba Nai Cha (Bo Ba for short).  Bo Ba I believe is pretty much any drink that you put large tapioca balls in the most common being Black Tea and Milk.  Once you try this I think you’ll be addicted.  Each …

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