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Curry one time I could not speak Curry one time Yeah, my knees got weak But curry two times, girl Last me all through the week — stolen from The Doors Love Me Two Times written by Robby Krieger I returned today to a place I’ve already written about, though I’d forgotten that I had.  And […]

Categories: My Thursday Lunch, Thai

I’ve been meaning to try La Cevicheria for the longest time after reading Jonathan Gold’s review.  But there are so many place to try and only so many Thursdays. But today, being a reasonably warm day in LA, was the day for ceviche. La Cevicheria is owned by a simply delightful couple from Guatemala. While […]

Of course purists will be quick to point out that it really should be not be pronounced so that it sounds like “foe”. It should rhyme with “duh”. But that doesn’t stop a plethora of new Pho restaurants in LA using Pho in a cutesy way in the name. Today I had lunch at one […]

I happened across a youTube video of someone named Maangchi making a Korean dish called Jja Jang Myun (pick your own favorite spelling) which is basically a sauce of pork & veggies with a fermented black bean over noodles. There is also Jja Jang Bap, which is over rice instead of noodles. It looked like […]

It’s a special Friday edition of My Thursday Lunch, since yesterday was Thanksgiving. So today I had the pleasure of my wife joining me, since we both have the day off work. One of the interesting benefits of doing these Thursday lunches is seeing parts of LA that I normally don’t see, since my normal […]

I was joined by my friends Yasmin and Stefan for my Thursday lunch this week. Yasmin and I exchanged ideas about where to go, finally deciding on the Chung Dam, because I think it’s the best all-around Korean restaurant that I’ve been to. There are so many specialty places in town: noodle shops, soup, BBQ, […]

For today’s adventure in eating, I chose a Thai restaurant, but one with a unique twist.  It’s one of the few Thai restaurants in town whose specialization is in Northern Thai cuisine.  Northern Thailand has been historically somewhat isolated from the rest of the country.  They have their own dialect called Kham Meaung (or Kham […]

Categories: My Thursday Lunch, Thai

I had, after much study, selected a Korean restaurant from Yelp for my most recent My Thursday Lunch, but as luck (good or bad) would have it, they were closed.  So I decided to keep on traveling down that lonesome highway — well, Wilshire Boulevard, which is neither a highway nor lonesome — and I […]

My son Jeff is in town visiting, and we were trying to decide whether to go for Thai or Korean for our Thursday lunch. He decided that Korean would be much more of a new experience, so we went to one of my favorite Korean BBQ places, Si Gol Ssam Bob in K-town. Most Korean […]

For my Thursday Lunch today, I decided to let fate (and my nose) direct me through Koreatown.  I was driving by Vermont and James M Wood Blvd, and a beautiful Korean BBQ smell pulled me in as if it was The Sirens and I was Odysseus.  Unfortunately for me, The Sirens don’t like eaters who […]

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