Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Udon Noodles In Soup at Shin



We have for our official first random meal in Tokyo, Japan an order of Udon Noodles In Soup. After the long flight, we still wanted an adventure so off we went and we got lost. What we did not anticipate is that there was a lag in my gps due to the tall buildings around me in Shinjuku. So we would walk a block and did not make a turn and a minute later, we are somewhere random. Good thing I did look up the restaurant and knew it was in a little alley beforehand. So about 30 minutes later, we hit a long line. There seems to be a queue everywhere in Tokyo. It was already past 9PM and we had to wait about 45 minutes to eat. My master plan of not hitting Shin's massive line by coming late at night did not seem to work out. We basically ordered by pointing at pictures on the menu. All this for freshly hand made udon. Fresh is defined as minutes old Udon. The only disappointment was the the photo was not like in the picture on the menu. I seems like they only curl the fresh udon noodles in a bundle when you order without soup. It was still delicious and hit the spot. One random meal down and many more to come!

Found at Shin in Tokyo, Japan.

Sony RX1, 35mm, f2.0, 1/80, iso 500, +0.3ev

Monday, December 12, 2016

Totoro Cream Puff at Shiro-Hige's Cream Puff Factory



Hello Tokyo! I could not have been more excited to have this random meal of the day treat. It has been many years of dreaming about traveling to Tokyo, Japan and I have finally made it! This trip was back in early October of this year. While this was not my first random meal in Tokyo, Japan, it was actually my most anticipated random meal.

We have for our random meal of the day treat an order of a Totoro Cream Puff. This version with the green leaf is the original flavor and translates into Custard and Fresh Cream. It was really just too cute to eat...

Found at Shiro-Hige's Cream Puff Factory in Tokyo, Japan.

Sony RX1, 35mm, f2.0, 1/80, iso 200, +1.3ev

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hello Kitty Sugar Cookie at Hello Kitty Cafe



We have for our random meal of the day treat an order of the Hello Kitty Sugar Cookie! This was really too cute to eat. The takeout box was even cuter as we brought this cookie home to photograph. The pop up cafe is only for a limited time so hurry if you want some cute Hello Kitty themed random meal treats.

Found at Hello Kitty Cafe in Irvine, California.

Sony RX1, 35mm, f4.0, 1/80, iso 1600, +1.3ev

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Chocolate Baklava Cheesecake for National Cheesecake Day at Rodini Park Greek Kitchen



Happy National Cheesecake Day! We have for our random meal of the day dessert treat an order of Chocolate Baklava Cheesecake! Yum!

Found at Rodini Park Greek Kitchen in North Hollywood, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 320, +0.33ev

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Buttermilk Fried Chicken + Waffle for National Fried Chicken Day at Poppy + Rose



Happy National Fried Chicken Day random mealers! We have for our random meal an order of the Buttermilk Fried Chicken + Waffle!

Found at Poppy + Rose in Los Angeles, California.

Nikon Df, 35mm, f4.0, 1/80, iso 450

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Llano Poblano Burger for Random Meal of the Day 7 Year Anniversary at Hopdoddy Burger Bar



We have for Random Meal of the Day's 7 year anniversary, the Llano Poblano Burger. We start the layers of flavors with a base of chipotle mayo that is blanketed with some red leaf lettuce. We continue by placing a slice of beefsteak tomato along with a white onion slice. The next layer starts with a seasoned Angus beef patty that is topped with a slice of melted pepper jack cheese. The final layers of some crispy apple-smoked bacon slices and seared poblanos completes our random meal of the day.

Found at Hopdoddy Burger Bar in El Segundo, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 1000

Monday, July 4, 2016

Fried Chicken Dinner at Bar Americain



Happy July 4th Independence Day random mealers! Today we have from the random meal of the day archive the Fried Chicken Dinner. This has to be the most expensive fried chicken that I have ever ordered. After years of watching the Food Network, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to eat at Bobby Flay restaurant. The lighting was difficult as it was dimly lit as this was an ISO 10,000 shot.

Found at Bar Americain in New York, New York.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 10000

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich at Friedman's



We have for our random meal of the day archive an order of the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich. This was actually plan B as they were not serving the chicken and waffles for lunch during the weekday at this point in time.

Found at Friedman's in New York, New York.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 4000

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Grilled Breast of Chicken Sandwich at Il Tramezzino



We have for the archive edition of random meal of the day an order of the Grilled Breast of Chicken Sandwich. The sandwich is loaded with "sun dried tomato, avocado, provolone cheese and basil garlic sauce". This is really one of the best sandwiches that I have ever had. The location I went to has closed but the sandwich still exists at there other locations!

Found at Il Tramezzino in Tarzana, California.

Sony RX1, 35mm, f2.0, 1/80, iso 320, +0.7ev

Friday, July 1, 2016

Fried Chicken at M & M Soul Food



We have for our random meal of the day archive an order of Fried Chicken with a Sweet Tea. This random meal is a vintage 2013 meal.

Found at M & M Soul Food in Inglewood, California.

Sony RX1, 35mm, f2.0, 1/80, iso 100, +0.7ev

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Garlic Butter Tilapia at Malibu Fish Grill



Our random meal of the day archive brings us an order of the Garlic Butter Tilapia.

Found at Malibu Fish Grill in El Segundo, California.

Nikon Df, 50mm, f2.8, 1/1600, iso 100

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Buttermilk Baked Chicken Sandwich at



We have for our random meal of the day archive an order of the Buttermilk Baked Chicken Sandwich. The funny thing is the "stunt" chicken sandwich was so photogenic compared to the real random meal.

Found at Lemonade in Manhattan Beach, California.

Nikon Df, 85mm, f2.0, 1/1000, iso 100

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Chimmy Steak Sandwich at The Stand



We have a takeout order of the Chimmy Steak Sandwich for today's random meal of the day. The fantastic sandwich starts with a ciabatta bun that is loaded with "twice marinated steak" and topped with a layer of pickled peppers and onions, roasted tomato and arugula. A chimichurri spread finishes this random meal.

Found at The Stand in Encino, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 2800, +0.33ev

Monday, June 27, 2016

Chicken Basil Pesto Pizza at Ugly Pie Co



For our random meal of the day we have the Chicken Basil Pesto Pizza. This has quite the pesto pop!

Found at Ugly Pie Co in El Segundo, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/125, iso 100, +0.67ev