#Konbi


@Mainland_Poke 


I never understood the hype about poke. I decided to join my colleagues for a lunch outing after they told me they were going to Mainland Poke. An old acquaintance (may have hooked up once a long long time ago) that I ran into at a restaurant during my company’s holiday lunch, told me he owned the place and that I should stop by. I never thought to until it was presented to me, and also I didn’t have to drive. Trying to find parking on 3rd street is just a nightmare as running into an old fling! Assuming he wouldn’t be there, I was excited to try and review the shit out of it.

See the thing is, I like to give honest reviews about establishments. I don’t just give a fluff of an opinion because A. I know a person who is affiliated B. I want to be nice about a new place C. I want to be a food blogger who only has nice things to say like the rest of them so I can get free meals. No, none of that applies to me.

Now my gripe isn’t about Mainland, it’s about the whole poke phenomenon. The dish pictured was about $20 something dollars. To me, that’s not worth $20.

Let me give you a little advice. Go to your local Asian market, preferably Korean. Go buy a thing of tuna (you may have seem my previous posts about DIY spicy tuna at home). Buy all the accompaniments and make your own goddamn poke bowl!

First of all, poke businesses should provide bowls that fit the damn ingredients. I had most of my roe fall on the table trying to mix this bitch. Second, don’t freakin’ rip me off. I always leave these places unsatisfied and poorer than before. Just kidding, my husband pays for my food (well, not this meal), and he’s usually the one that always wants poke… I should really be a good wife and make him my bowls again so I don’t have to watch him spend money on things I don’t want him to… AND he could be saving that $20 and spending it on me, and I’m not talking about food.

#CurryHouse


There are places we go at different stages in our lives and sometimes we forget about them until one day we realize we haven’t been in a while. Curry House is one of them. I had not been since… before 2010. I used to love their beef curry with a side of mushrooms, extra spicy. I would also add the hot drops in addition to getting the curry at the spiciest level. We went to a location that was off the beaten path. Somewhere near Santa Ana (didn’t know Mexicans liked curry), it was empty and different. I think they changed their branding over the years, their menu, entrees, sides, decor, it was all unfamiliar. The service was great but I felt out of place.

I ordered my usual but it didn’t taste the same. They didn’t offer just mushrooms so I had to request it. Now it’s a side of veggies. I still enjoyed it but not has much as I remembered… although the radishes were still the same. I want to go back, to a different more familiar location. Maybe possibly, we shall see.


#RedEyeFish #Sushi


We were in Cerritos and didn’t want to drive all the way to Koreatown so I yelped and found this place. I was sold from the Hot Cheetos Sushi roll they served. I’m always looking for IG opportunities to take really out of the box type of dishes so this worked out well.

We ordered a bunch of stuff and left satisfied. The funny thing is, my son loves hot cheetos, and he did not want to try one!

http://www.redeyefish.com/
18921 Norwalk Blvd. Artesia, CA — 90701


  
  

@UberEats


The crazy thing about UberEats is that the quality of the food after it’s arrival is always disappointing, but it’s so freakin’ convenient that I can’t help but order from here. This dish was not spectacular but I ate it all of course. It was a bit salty and I’ve never seen a ramen without the soup. I needed Asian and I wanted it quick.