Monday, November 30, 2009

Thai Specialty 2 Crab Fried Rice

This is a delicious version of Crab fried rice. This consists of fried rice mixed with crab, onions, and eggs. What a delicious random meal.
Found at Thai Specialty 2 in Hacienda Heights, CA.

(Nikon D700, 50mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 360)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Snicker Almond Candy Bar

This is the Snicker Almond candy bar. It use to be know as a Mars Bar. Google helped me find out what happened to the old Mars Bar.

(Nikon D700, 60mm, f8.0, 1/80, iso 720)

We also have some rainbow fun with AirHead Xtremes.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Beef Chow Fun

Today we have Beef Chow Fun. This is a delicious and fulfilling dish to share.
Found at Sam Woo in Los Angeles, CA.

(Nikon D700, 60mm, f4.0, 1/80, iso 450)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Koraku Gekikara Miso Yasai Ramen

Today's random meal brings us a random ramen choice. We have today the Gekikara Miso Yasai Ramen. This is a ramen served with a blend of pork and vegetables mixed with some spicy miso broth. It is an interesting combination.
Found at Koraku in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA.

(Nikon D700, 50mm, f4.0, 1/80, iso 2000)

You can also try the Stamina Ramen.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Noah's Bagels Pumpernickel

A Pumpernickel Bagel is today's random meal of the day. It's a great way to start off your Thanksgiving Day. I had this with topped with butter! Yummy!
Found at Noah's Bagels in El Segundo, CA.

(Nikon D5000, 35mm, f4.0, 1/160, iso 200)

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day everyone and enjoy your random turkeys!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Teresa's Mosaic Cafe Carne Asada

Today's random meal brings us some delicious Mexican Food. We have the Carne Asada plate today. This is 2 pieces of delicious Carne Asada served with rice and beans along with a side of flour tortillas.
Found at Teresa's Mosaic Cafe in El Segundo, CA.

(Nikon D5000, 35mm, f2.8, 1/100, iso 1100)

We also have an order of the Carne Asada Torta.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Joey's Smokin BBQ Southern Sliders

Welcome Lakers fans. Today's random meal is from a restaurant owned by Luke Walton, the forward of the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers. What we have here is the Southern Sliders. From the left we have the delicious Texas brisket, the middle brings us some Memphis pulled pork, and finally on the right we have the "lazy pulled chicken". Yummy!
Found at Joey's Smokin BBQ in Manhattan Beach, CA.

(Nikon D5000, 35mm, f4.0, 1/125, iso 200)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Whenever lunchtime rolls around, someone always seems to mention Chipotle as an option. It is always a delicious option. There's even an iPhone app to place your order. Today we have the crispy chicken tacos with medium salsa and topped with cheese. The crispy tacos are always a favorite of mine.
Found at Chipotle in El Segundo, CA.

(Nikon D700, 50mm, f2.8, 1/60, iso 400)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

McDonald's Oreo McFlurry

Today we have the Oreo McFlurry. This is their soft serve ice cream blended together with Oreo cookies. Yummy.
Found at McDonald's in Los Angeles, CA.

(Nikon D700, 60mm, f5.6, 1/80, iso 1000)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cha Siu Bao

Today's random meal is a delicious snack. We have here 2 BBQ pork buns or otherwise known as Cha Siu Bao. One is never enough. Yummy!
Found at CBS Seafood Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA.

(Nikon D5000, 35mm, f2.8, 1/200, iso 200)

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Counter BYOB

Today's random meal brings us some "Build Your Own Burger". You can create some random creations here. We started with a 1/3 pound beef hamburger and added Jalapeno Jack cheese. You then have 4 choices of toppings and listing from the top down; we have grilled onions, spicy pepperoncinis, roasted red peppers, and finally mixed baby greens on a hamburger bun.
Found at The Counter in El Segundo, CA.

(Nikon D700, 50mm, f4.0, 1/80, iso 280)

We also have another BYOB with an English Muffin Bun instead of a hamburger bun.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cozymel's Camarones Tacos

Today we have the Camarones Taco a.k.a. Shrimp tacos. It comes with 2 flour tortillas loaded with sauteed shrimp and topped with cheese, avocado and pico de gallo.
Found at Cozymel's Mexican Grill in El Segundo, CA.

(Nikon D700, 50mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 1250, -0.67ev)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Havana Mania Pollo Cubano

For today's random meal we have some delicious Cuban food. We have here the 1/4 Pollo Cubano from the lunch menu. This is delicious marinated Cuban style garlic chicken that is baked with a lemon and garlic sauce and finally topped with grill onions. The Pollo Cubano is served with sweet plantains, white rice and black beans. Yummy!
Found at Havana Mania in Redondo Beach, CA.

(Nikon D5000, 35mm, f2.8, 1/100, iso 900, +0.67ev)

We started with the Yuca Rellena appetizer. This is normally served with 2 pieces.

We also have an order of the Pan con Lechon or roast pork sandwich.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Paul Martin's American Bistro Skirt Steak

Today's random meal brings us some skirt steak. We have some delicious skirt steak with a side of arugula and roasted maple-bourbon sweet potatoes. Yummy!
Found at Paul Martin's American Bistro in El Segundo, CA.

(Nikon D5000, 35mm, f2.0, 1/50, iso 3200)

Monday, November 16, 2009

PF Chang's Double Pan-Fried Noodles

Today's random meal brings us Double Pan-Fried Noodles. This meal starts with chicken and then "semi-crisp egg noodles are stir-fried with vegetables".
Found at P.F. Chang's China Bistro in El Segundo, CA.

(Nikon D5000, 35mm, f2.8, 1/100, iso 1000)

We also have an order of their signature Mongolian Beef.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Yamashiro Wedding Reception Dinner

Congratulations to David and Elaine on your wedding yesterday. The wedding was beautiful event and thank you for having us join your special day. Today we showcase the delicious steak from the wedding reception dinner.
Found at Yamashiro Restaurant in Hollywood, CA.

(Nikon D700, 50mm, f5.6, 1/125, iso 400; SB 900 flash -1.0ev, iTTL)

We also have other other choice for the reception dinner, the chicken with rice.

Mini Cream Puffs

For today's dessert, we have some mini cream puffs. These are delightful little bites of wonderful that just explodes in your mouth releasing some creamy goodness. Yummy!

Found at Petite Bakery Cafe in Los Angeles, CA.

(Nikon D700, 35mm, f2.8, 1/200, iso 800)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Miso Ramen

Delicious warm and flavorful miso ramen.
Found at Sapporo - Ya in San Francisco, CA.

(Canon 40D, 17mm, f4.5, 1/25, iso 800)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Ann's Pantry Croissant Ham Egg and Cheese

Today I review the location of our secret hideout. For the past 10 years, Ann's Pantry has been a constant of good breakfast or lunch. The location is perfect as it is in the lower lobby of our building and is great for when we have a busy day and still need to eat. I know the new tenants of the building will enjoy their meals here. Today we have the Croissant Ham Egg and Cheese. They serve breakfast until 11AM so sometimes this becomes my random meal of the day lunch. Yummy.
Found at Ann's Pantry in Los Angeles, CA.

(Nikon D5000, 35mm, f2.0, 1/100, iso 250)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

L.A. Burger Bacon and Cheese

Today random meal brings us to a hidden gem of a burger joint. What we have here is the Bacon and Cheese Burger. This is a handmade fresh patty with a special delicious blend of seasoning. The flavor of the burger is just perfect. I decided today to have it plain with no sauces or vegetables so that I can savor the meat flavor. I also had an order of the onion rings with the burger. It is places like this that makes dining interesting. L.A. Burger also has a blue exterior now instead of the former pink exterior.
Found at L.A. Burger in Los Angeles, CA.

(Nikon D5000, 35mm, f2.8, 1/500, iso 200, +1.0ev)

We also have an order of the ABC Burger. Avocado, Bacon and Cheese.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rocco's Pepperoni Calzone

For today's random meal we have a Pepperoni Calzone. This delicious calzone is stuffed with Pepperoni, Mozzarella, and Ricotta Cheese and is perfectly baked. This is one dinning spot that I will truly miss when we move to El Segundo. Yummy!
Found at Rocco's Italian Kitchen in Los Angeles, CA.

(Nikon D5000, 35mm, f2.8, 1/100, iso 720, +1.0ev)

We also have the same calzone with the fillings shown.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sizzler Value Lunch Steak

There has been a boom to the area in terms of more traditional sit down restaurants where your order is taken at the table. Sizzler still bucks this trend by being half. You order your meal at the counter and then you are served at your table. Maybe this is how they are able to offer these value lunches. Today we have once again the lunch steak from the Value lunch menu. It is a complete meal that comes with a trip to the salad bar and a drink.
Found at Sizzler in Los Angeles, CA.

(Nikon D5000, 35mm, f2.8, 1/100, iso 560)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Boulevard Cafe Bulgogi

Wow, its been 10 years since I starting working on Wilshire Blvd. Our office is moving at the end of the week to El Segundo. Next week, we will have some new random meal spots. Its funny how some things change and some things still stay the same for a decade. I've been bidding farewell to so some of the local eating establishments. For today's meal, we have a local favorite of mine, beef bulgogi. It is always good here for a nice lunch meal.
Found at Boulevard Cafe in Los Angeles, CA.

(Nikon D5000, 35mm, f2.8, 1/160, iso 200)

We also have an order of the Spicy Pork Bulgogi.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Crumbs Neapolitan Sprinkle Cupcake

For today's random meal dessert treat, we have a Neapolitan Sprinkle cupcake. This is the perfect flavor for when you can't quite decide. The cupcake is a vanilla and chocolate combo with vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry cream on top with sprinkles on the side. There is a jelly strawberry surprise in the middle of the cupcake. Yummy.
Found at Crumbs in Glendale, CA.

(Nikon D5000, 60mm, f5.6, 1/125, iso 200)

This is the jelly strawberry surprise to make the cupcake fully Neapolitan.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Frida Pechuga Fogata - Reader Submitted

(Photographed by Miss Michelle)

Today we have another reader submitted random meal of the day assignment. Today we have the Pechuga Fogata and this is as quoted from the menu, "Grilled chicken breast marinated in our achiote and chile guajillo sauce and topped with chimichurri. Served with mixed greens and mushroom salad."
Found at Frida in Glendale, CA.

(Leica D-LUX4, 24mm, f2.0, 1/500, iso 80)

Point Loma Seafoods Crab Sandwich

This simple looking Crab sandwich is deceptively packed full of delicious fresh crab meat and was well worth the massive wait in line. This location was also featured on $40 a Day with Racheal Ray a few years ago.
Found at Point Loma Seafoods in San Diego, CA.

(Canon 40D, 50mm, f8.0, 1/60, iso 100)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tomato Pie Syracuse Pizza

Today we have the Syracuse pizza. This pizza slice has "marinated grilled chicken mixed with special Hot Sauce & Spices." Its almost like having a buffalo chicken wing on a slice of pizza. Yummy! The slice in the background is the Meat Lover and it contains "pepperoni, sausage, ham & American Bacon."
Found at Tomato Pie on Melrose Ave in Los Angeles, CA.

(Nikon D5000, 35mm, f2.8, 1/160, iso 200)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Gumbo Pot Shrimp Po'Boy

Today we have a Shrimp Po'Boy. Po-Boys are made with fried seafood or meat and stuffed into an enormous baguette. What we have here is a thin layer of freshly battered fried shrimp with lettuce, tomatoes, lemon, and mayonnaise on a french baguette.
Found at The Gumbo Pot in Los Angeles, CA.

(Nikon D5000, 35mm, f2.8, 1/125, iso 200)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Taco Bell Taco Trio

For today's random meal, we have a trio of tacos. Starting from the left we have the Black Jack taco, the middle is the Volcano taco and far right is the original Crunchy taco. This is a colorful lunch treat.
Found at Taco Bell in Los Angeles, CA.

(Nikon D700, 55mm, f8.0, 1/160, iso 800)

Cafe's Breakfast

Sometimes the most basic breakfast are the best. Today we have the Cafe's Breakfast special and it consists of bacon, scrambled eggs, and toast. The toast is nicely butter and you also get a side of jam.
Found at Boulevard Cafe in Los Angeles, CA.

(Canon 40D, 35mm, f4.5, 1/50, iso 800)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Thai Chicken

Today's meal will be Thai Chicken with white rice and a side salad. Sweet Thai BBQ sauce is on the side for the chicken.
Found at Tawanna Thai in Los Angeles, CA.

(Nikon D5000, 35mm, f2.8, 1/100, iso 1100)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Eastside Market Italian Deli D.A. Special

Today's random meal is a monster! For today we have the D.A. Special. This monster of a sandwich is so special that it doesn't even have a number so you have to order it by name. The D.A. Special contains sausage, one gigantic meatball, mounds of roast beef and pastrami. The sandwich is heavy enough to knock someone out with it. I highly recommend that you split the sandwich with someone.
Found at Eastside Market Italian Deli in Los Angeles, CA.

(Nikon D5000, 35mm, f4.0, 1/100, iso 900)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

See's Candies Nuts & Chews

Yummy! A one pound chocolate box of See's Candies Nuts & Chews. I always seem to finish up the nuts before the chews.

Found at See's Candies in Los Angeles, CA.

(Nikon D700, 50mm, F8.0, 1/80, iso 2500)