Monday, February 29, 2016

Chicken Cutlet at Kanpai Japanese Sushi Bar & Grill



Happy leap year day! We have from our random meal of the day archive an order of Chicken Cutlet. The RMOTD Archive post is a departure from my normal shooting angle. You sort of stick out when you have to stand up to take your photo. Depending on the direction of light, you may cast a shadow over your random meal.

Found at Kanpai Japanese Sushi Bar & Grill in Los Angeles, California.

Sony RX1, 35mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 100

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Shin-Sen-Gumi Combo Plate at Shin Sen Gumi Yakitori



We have from our random meal of the day archive an order of the Shin-Sen-Gumi Combo Plate. I actually ordered the wrong thing of the menu this time around but it ended up being a really good mistake. I was able to sample a few of the delicious yakitori. I am starting these RMOTD Archive posts to clear my backlog of older random meal photos.

Found at Shin Sen Gumi Yakitori in Gardena, California.

Nikon Df, 50mm, f2.8, 1/50, iso 1250

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Euro Slider at Slider Stop



We have for our random meal of the day an order of the combo #2 featuring the Euro Slider. This gourmet slider starts on a toasted Hawaiian bun. We start a mornay sauce and then we place a beef patty on top of the sauce. The beef patty is then topped with smoked bacon. Finally we crown the bacon with a quail egg. For my second slider I choose the Chicken & Waffle. An upgraded order of sweet potato fries completes this random meal.

Found at Slider Stop in Redondo Beach, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/200, iso 100

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Chicken & Waffles at Bouchon Bistro



We have for our random meal of the day an order of Chicken & Waffles. The chicken and waffles is a gourmet twist on what you are normally thinking. Instead of fried chicken, you get this succulent moist piece of roasted chicken. It really defines how roasted chicken should taste. This has to be the best roasted chicken that I have ever eaten. A fantastic bacon & chive waffle rounds out this random meal! A fantastic start to 2016!

Found at Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 2200

Monday, December 28, 2015

Jun Tonkotsu Ramen at Ramen Tatsunoya



We have for our random meal of the day an order of the Jun Tonkotsu Ramen. This ramen shop from Japan opened its first United States location less than a week ago. Yes there was a long line early in the cold morning as an excited crowd awaited the restaurant opening. The ramen broth is slow cooked for 15 hours prior to severing. I choose the milder variation of the three types of ramen that they serve. This bowl of ramen hit the spot on a cold California winter Monday morning.

Found at Ramen Tatsunoya in Pasadena, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 400

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Hot Beef Udon at Marugame Monzo



We have for our random meal of the day an order of freshly made Hot Beef Udon. The udon is freshly made here. If you choose to sit at the counter, you get to watch a live show of the chefs making the udon right in front of you. The texture of the udon is actually completely different here. You can actually pick up the udon noodles with your chopsticks and not have it slide off instantly. Yum!

Found at Marugame Monzo in Los Angeles, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 200

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ramen Burger at Cha Cafe



We have for our random meal of the day an order of the Ramen Burger! I actually been eyeing a ramen burger for almost two years now. I originally saw in person a real live ramen burger at a Ramen festival. Unfortunately for me it was the first ever Ramen festival event at that time and it was pure madness. It was already past one hour in line to even buy the tickets to get into a food line. The food lines snaked all over the place and we decided to pass on the ramen festive. Well, two years later, I finally get to check off eating a ramen burger off my list. This was actually off the secret menu and only served in limited quantities each day and only served past a certain time each day. The ramen as a bun has a unique texture as it is crispy on the outside yet soft like a normal ramen on the inside. Today's random meal of the day mission has been accomplished!

Found at Cha Cafe in West Covina, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 560

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Black Humor Special Honey Toast at Sno-Crave Teahouse



We have for our random meal of the day a crazy order of the Black Humor Special Honey Toast. We start with the honey brick toast that is about 3 times the normal size. Then we add 3 scoops of ice cream. Then we top the ice cream with brownie bites and Oreos. Then even more sugar goodness is then topped on! This is a magical random meal of the day treat.

Found at Sno-Crave Teahouse in Fremont, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 11400

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hot Pastrami Sandwich at Carnegie Deli



I still recall my first ever trip to the Big Apple, New York City. My coworker brought me to a typical New York Deli for a mountain of a pastrami sandwich. Food photography was future hobby. Sadly that deli no longer exists but the arch rival still remains and that is where we dined for our random meal. We have for our random meal of the day a monster of a Hot Pastrami Sandwich.

Found at Carnegie Deli in New York, New York.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 2000

Friday, August 7, 2015

Vintage Natural Beef Shabu-Shabu at Mizu 212



We have for our random meal of the day an order of the Vintage Natural Beef Shabu-Shabu. I find it interesting for the shabu shabu experience, you are responsible for cooking your own food. This way you are ensured of the fresh quality of the food. This order of Prime Grade Rib-Eye does melt in your mouth.

Found at Mizu 212 in Los Angeles, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 1100

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jelly Munchkins Donut Holes at Dunkin Donuts



We have for our random meal of the day treat an order of Jelly Munchkins Donut Holes from Dunkin' Donuts. It is funny how an east coast chain that transplants itself to the west coast creates a such a long lines. It actually took 15 minutes from the start of the end of the line to finally receiving my donuts. The jelly in the donut holes pure genius. It gives the items just the perfect random meal pop!

Found at Dunkin Donuts in Encino, California.

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

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Smokin' Buffalo Chicken Pizza at Pieology



We have for our random meal of the day an order of the Smokin' Buffalo Chicken Pizza with Bacon! I couldn't help but to add some bacon to this pizza. The crust had a crispy crunch without being brittle or doughy. The pizza also perfectly balanced the buffalo flavor without overwhelming the taste of the pizza dough. Yum!

Found at Pieology in Thousand Oaks, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 250, +0.33ev

Friday, June 5, 2015

Happy National Donut Day! featuring YouKnowWhats Donut at Becker's Bakery



Happy National Donut Day! Random Mealers! It looks like national donut day is on the first Friday of June. We have a special treat of a Chocolate YouKNowWhats Donut. The unofficial "cronut" just hits the spot for our random meal of the day treat!

Found at Becker's Bakery in Manhattan Beach, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 280

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Chicken Pot Fries Poutine at The Kroft



We have for our random meal of the day an order of Chicken Pot Fires Poutine! This is a true random meal. The Kroft takes familiar dishes and adds an innovated twist to it. A poutine is a Canadian-French specialty fries that is covered normally in gravy. The gravy for this random meal is the same gravy that is normally in a chicken pot pie. As interesting as it sounded on the menu, it was just a fantastic pop with the fries.

Found at The Kroft in Anaheim, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 320, +1.33ev