The Commissary

I grabbed breakfast at the Commissary at The Line Hotel opened by Roy Choi. I love the green house idea, and how peaceful it made the restaurant feel. Definitely a great brunch spot with a group of friends! My tummy only had room for one dish unfortunately, and I chose the eggs benedict - which is now one of my favorites I've had so far! They used hash brown in replace of the english muffin, and sprinkled green onions on top. The dish tasted like a mix of Asian and Western fusion, which is very unlikely for such an American breakfast item. 

I am definitely going back to try other dishes that many reviewers have been raving about. I personally like this over Pot - which was a little bit too spicy and salty for me..

5 amazing ice-cream spots in LA

I got 3 wisdom teeth removed last week. Why 3 you ask? Well, the 4th one just never showed up! It's been 7 days and I'm still struggling with the pains and aches from my jaw to my head. Worst of all, I've been craving all this food that I'm not supposed to eat! You want what you can't have... They say I have dry socket.. which is when there's a hole in the bone where the teeth were removed and it'll take a few more days to heal. :( teeth pain sucks.

So I wanted to share some of these amazing ice-cream spots in LA that I've been dying to try - since I can definitely eat ice-cream! Besides.. I've been staring at so many boxes of sweets at home that my friends have given me for my birthday I wanted to pay tribute to them! :)

mmmm ice-cream (love all these different spoons!)
churro ice-cream sandwiches (where is this other than the food fest?)
salt and straw from portland
Black Sesame & Apricot Sorbet

Good eats in LA | eggslut

I FINALLY made it to eggslut! There was so much hype around it when they turned from food truck to vendor at the Grand Central Market. Guess what.. It totally deserves the hype and totally worth the wait in the long line. They're currently nominated for Best New Cheap Eats for Time Out LA '14 up against Amara Kitchen, The Bun Shop and Top Round. Now I haven't tried the first two, so I don't feel like it's fair for me to vote. But they win my vote for being the best all day breakfast place I've tried so far! 
I had the sausage, egg and cheese sandwich which has house-made turkey sausage, over easy organic egg, cheddar cheese and honey mustard aioli in a brioche bun... When have you ever gotten a cheap organic and healthy-ish meal? If you have, please let me know! 
Although it was a messy encounter with my sammy - egg yolk oozing through my fingers and all, it added to the whole ambiance of the place and made it that much better.
The "Slut" which is coddled egg on potato puree with toasty crostini is a must try if you are feeling somewhat adventurous. If you don't like the mashed potato texture, then it may not be your cup of tea.
I'd like to compare Grand Central Market to the NYC Chelsea Market but not as big and upscale. Everything is very reasonably priced with great taste in design and lots of selections in cuisine. You'll also find a very eclectic group of people walking around from tourists, to local families and very well-dressed hipsters. 
When Erin and my mom get here next week, this will definitely be a place I'd like to stop with them!
If you ever get to try it, let me know what you think!! I hope I didn't hype it up too much for you! :)

Good Eats in LA | Sycamore Kitchen

This weekend was full of great company, along with great conversations and amazing food. One of my favorite things when friends come to visit is taking them to my favorite restaurants but also trying new ones! 

Sycamore Kitchen - Love the website, the food, the decor and the atmosphere! Although we didn’t make it in time for the breakfast menu (which I was excited to try their Pork Belly Hash and Scrambled Egg Chorizo Sandwich), I was still eager to try their sandwiches and baked goods. I had the cured salmon toast and it was DELISH! The toast reminded me of a large melba toast – crunchy and thin, keeping the salmon and avocado with capers the main flavors. Unfortunately, I only realized after putting this post together that I had forgotten to take a close up of the Salmon! Noooo! But, you can see a bird’s eye version in the photo below. But trust me, it was delish.. :)

 Bahn Mi Pate Sandwich
 Short-Rib and Sauteed Onions Sandwich
 Yam Pastry

Good Eats in LA | Blu Jam

As mentioned in this post, my friend came to visit LA and we decided to go grab brunch. We waited in line for an hour or more for some yummy Blu Jam in West Hollywood. We didn't really mind the wait since none of us were dying of hunger and it gave us time to catch up before we stuffed our mouths with food! If you ever get the chance to go there.. I recommend trying the following...
Iced Mocha
Blu Jam Benedict - Black Forest Ham, crispy bacon, topped with hollandaise, served with potatoes
Crunchy French Toast - to die for! Egg brioche dipped in batter, rolled in crunchy corn flakes and grilled to perfection, topped with fresh bananas and berries, served with vanilla bean sauce
Refreshing mint water!
And then we went shopping with Nala..
Hi Nala!