Wurstküche, Downtown LA – update

I was recently back at Wurstküche again. Not much has changed since I first went there. But it did get more crowded and popular. This time, I will just post up some pictures. Check out my first post about it, here.http://blog.thethirstypig.com/2009/06/wurstkuche-restaurant.html The classic Bratwurst – fine cuts of pork, coriander & nutmeg. I think this…

Cafe Hiro, Cypress

I’ve never been a big fan of risotto, let alone a take Japanese on risotto. But I must say, Cafe Hiro does it pretty good. Make sure you save room for their Pot de Crème au Chocolat. The pork belly with buns appetizer. Could be so much better with a little more fat and juiciness.Cafe…

Asa Ramen, Gardena

Asa Ramen is a late night local favorite. The idea of having ramen, alcohol, and being open late is a great combination. There aren’t too many places like Asa Ramen. Asa Ramen’s menu. I was dragged here after some drinks one night. I wasn’t even that hungry. But my buddy said that they had great…

Shin Sen Gumi, Gardena

Since I have been thinking of Japanese food lately, I thought I would continue on this path. Shin Sen Gumi has a small chain of specialty Japanese restaurants all throughout the LA area. They have ramen houses, chanko nabe, shabu-shabu, and yakitori. This particular Shin Sen Gumi specializes in yakitori. Look for this large paper…