Tuesday, October 21, 2014
We have for our random meal of the day an order of the Hapa Burger. This restaurant is quite unique as the original location started unassumingly in shared space within a liquor store. It had considerable following on yelp. The funny thing about this is that even though the food that they served was fantastic, I just wonder how photogenic the random meal will be. It was one of the places that if I was out to photograph the random meal specifically, I would bring my own plate. Fast forward a couple of years later, they actually opened a full sit down restaurant. Finally I had the opportunity to dine at the restaurant.
The Hapa burger starts with a half pound burger patties. We then top it with onions, scallion, sesame leaf and a spring mix. We then top the burger with a fried egg and finish it with Gouchu-Q & Korean Aioli. The funny thing is that I actually still did not get a plate for this random meal.
Found at The Standing Room in Hermosa Beach, California.
Sony RX1, 35mm, f2.0, 1/125, iso 100, +0.7ev
Friday, September 5, 2014
Our random meal of the day brings us an order of the Smoked Fried Chicken. This is a unique take on chicken. The chicken starts off BBQ style by slow smoking the chicken to infuse the typical BBQ flavor. Then it is battered and then fried! This is one of those truly unique random meal flavor. We finish off this random meal with a side of tots and cornbread. This item was originally only served on Fridays but is it has actually become popular and is now a random meal that you can get everyday.
Found at Britt's BBQ in El Segundo, California.
Nikon Df, 85mm, f2.8, 1/100, iso 1400
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
We have for our random meal of the day my random meal creation of a Build Your Own Pizza. We start with a 10 inch Italian white crust. Then we layer on some spicy marinara. We then load on the mozzarella cheese. Now the fun begins with a the random meal toppings. I started with classic pepperoni then added Canadian bacon. We then layered on some salami and sprinkle on some American bacon! Finally we layer on some fantastic thick cut Spicy Cappicola to end the meaty selection of toppings. We finished with some fresh chopped basil for our random meal of the day build your own pizza. Yum!
Found at Little Sister in Redondo Beach, California.
Nikon Df, 50mm, f4.0, 1/50, iso 110
Friday, August 1, 2014
We have for our random meal of the day an order of the Singapore Chili Soft Shelled Crab Banh Mi. That was quite a mouthful for the name. This is on their lunch menu and it popped full of flavor. We start will a petite sized baguette and load a small soft shelled crab in the middle. We then layer the crab with a spiced tomato relish and then add a layer of leafy greens. A side of pickled garlic accompanies this random meal.
Found at Little Sister in Manhattan Beach, California.
Nikon Df, 50mm, f2.8, 1/50, iso 2000
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Our random meal of the day brings us an order of The Fonz. The Fonz starts with 3 Hawaiian sweet rolls grilled as a bun. We then place a hot Italian sausage and layer it with pastrami! We then melt mozzarella to complete this wonderfully fantastic random meal. YUM!
Found at Dog Haus Biergarten in Pasadena, California.
Sony RX1, 35mm, f2.0, 1/160, iso 100, +0.7ev
Friday, July 25, 2014
Our random meal of the day brings us some sushi! I am taking baby steps. We start with a Bento Lunch Box that you can fill with three different choices. I started safely with an order of shrimp and veggie tempura. Then I kicked it up a notch and choose an order of California rolls. Then I boldly choose a Crunch Roll. The crunch roll is consider a fusion sushi roll. It starts like a California roll and is filled with crab, avocado and cucumber. We then kick it up a notch by adding shrimp tempura in the roll and then layering an eel sauce before sprinkling the top with crunch. The crunch is made of bits of fried tempura batter. I wonder what the next step is after a crunch roll?
Found at Yanagi Japanese Bistro in Redondo Beach, California.
Nikon Df, 50mm, f2.8, 1/50, iso 450
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Our random meal of the day brings us a sandwich that comes out of a deli and liquor store combo. It really feels more like a liquor store than a deli but the food sure tastes like it is a deli. It is really a strange sensation ordering from the counter here but my buddy ate here a few times already so I had to make the pilgrimage with him. We have for today an incredible Pastrami Sandwich. It is one of those just perfectly hits the spot random meal. From the patio area, you can gaze towards the Pacific Ocean.
Found at Mickey's Italian Delicatessen & Liquor Store in Hermosa Beach, California.
Nikon Df, 50mm, f2.8, 1/400, iso 100, +0.67ev
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Sometimes you just have a craving and today's random meal of the day satisfies that craving. We have a Sesame Chicken Plate. Yum!
Found at Teriyaki Tokyo in Burbank, California.
Sony RX1, 35mm, f2.0, 1/500, iso 100, +1.3ev
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
We have for our random meal of the day a treat that I have been waiting for, the Ritter's Famous Pan Roast. We have it House style. The house style adds shrimp, crab, clams and lobster to the tomato cream base creole dish. I had the rice served on the side as it is normally scooped and placed right in the middle. Sometimes the wait is epic but well worth it.
Found at Ritter's Steam Kettle Cooking in Santa Ana, California.
Nikon Df, 50mm, f2.8, 1/50, iso 140
Friday, July 18, 2014
We have for our random meal of the day a fantastic Sicilian Meatball & Cheese Sandwich. This just hit the spot and I am looking forward to the next one!
Found at Giuliano’s Delicatessen in Redondo Beach, California.
Nikon Df, 50mm, f2.8, 1/250, iso 100
Sunday, July 13, 2014
We have for our random meal of the day an order of "Steak & Eggs". This is a fantastically prepared French meal. We start with a pan-seared flat iron steak that is topped with caramelized shallots. We then top the steak with a perfect hen egg prepared sunny side up. We then complete this random meal with a side of French fires or Poomes Frites. Today also happens to been National French Fries Day and the fries completed this fantastic and delicious random meal of the day!
Found at Bouchon in Beverly Hills, California.
Nikon Df, 50mm, f2.8, 1/50, iso 400, +0.3ev
Friday, June 13, 2014
We have for our random meal of the day an order of the Healthy Steak Salad. This leafy meal is topped with a grilled prime flat iron steak. Yum!
Found at The Rockefeller in Manhattan Beach, California.
Nikon Df, 50mm, f2.8, 1/125, iso 100, +0.3ev
Monday, June 2, 2014
We have for our random meal of the day The USC Trojan Sandwich. This sandwich is a slight variation from a traditional Italian sandwich. The sandwich stars on a round soft roll and is layered with salami, pepperoni and proscuitto. Fight On!
Found at The Original Rinaldi's in El Segundo, California.
Sony RX1, 35mm, f2.0, 1/2000, iso 100, -0.7ev
Sunday, June 1, 2014
We have a fantastic order of the King's Hawaiian French Toast for our random meal of the day brunch. It does not disappoint. Yum!
Found at King's Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant in Torrance, California.
Nikon D700, 60mm, f3.0, 1/80, iso 1000, +0.33ev