Itsuki Teppanyaki 五木铁板烧, Shanghai

Itsuki Teppanyaki 五木铁板烧, Shanghai

Itsuki is an all you can eat Japanese Teppanyaki/BBQ restaurant. Located in the Donghu hotel, they have a pretty good deal for 150 RMB, which also includes all you can drink (alcohol included). For beef lovers, this place features a pretty quality of meat. I’ve had some forgettable all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurants, but Itsuki, which comes highly…

Sichuan Pepper – Huang Fei Hong

Sichuan Pepper – Huang Fei Hong

The Sichuan Pepper or Szechuan Peppercorn is a unique breed of spice. When eaten, it gives, not a spicy, nor savory flavor, but a distinguishing mouth numbing feel. This unsettling feeling is the basis for Sichuan Cuisine. Known as Chuan Cai (川菜), without the “Si”, is one of the 8 great Chinese Cuisines. I recently visited Yuxin, in Shanghai, for…

Cook’s Tortas, SGV

Cook’s Tortas, SGV

Not many people know Mexican cuisine features sandwiches. This combination of old and new world influences can be seen directly with theses sandwiches – the Torta. Bakeries and flour was brought over and developed by the French in the early 1800′s. Then by using locally cured and marinated meats, the Mexicans produced wonderful sandwiches. The…

World Fare

World Fare

This week, I will trying different Food Trucks. People ask me how do I find these great trucks and how can I track them? Here are a couple of places I look – the Find LA Food Truck twitter feeds, TruxMap, and Roaming Hunger. A bite into a Bunny Chow. See the hollowed out hand…