Sunday, November 27, 2011

Trust The Cook Sandwich at Pasadena Sandwich Company

We have for our random meal of the day an order of Trust The Cook Sandwich. This sandwich is piled a mile high with and I could not even bite into it even after squishing it hard. PSC describes the sandwich as "How He Feels Is What You Get..... And What You Get Is Big!!!" This monster of a delicious sandwich starts with wheat bread. You then start with a pile of roast beef that will make a normal sandwich whimper. Two slices of Swiss cheese is top on the huge pile of roast beef before the second slice of wheat bread is placed. We then add some lettuce and a slice of red onion. A few salami slices and cheddar cheese is the base before another the final pile of sliced turkey breast is placed on the sandwich and crowned with the final piece of toasted wheat bread. Fantastic!

Found at Pasadena Sandwich Company in Pasadena, California.

Sony NEX-C3, 30mm, f4.0, 1/500, iso 200

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pho Tai at Viet Huong Restaurant

It is getting a bit chilly so to warm us up, we have a wonderful bowl of Pho Tai for our random meal of the day. This bowl of soup is fantastic because of the rich broth. The most interesting thing about Pho is how the meal is now presented compared to how the meal was presented in the past. Back in the days before restaurants in Los Angeles County were graded with a letter, the meat from the Pho Tai was actually presented to you on a side plate completely raw. You were then supposed to place the meat into the piping hot broth yourself so that you will get best experience possible. Now, that type of presentation is frowned upon because of some health codes and you will never get an "A" rating if you serve your food like how it was traditionally meant to be served. But alas, this bowl of Pho is now still delicious, it is just now different from my childhood memories.

Found at Viet Huong Restaurant in El Monte, California.

Nikon D700, 50mm, f4.0, 1/125, iso 720

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Roasted Turkey Artichoke Panini at Panera Bread

We have for our random meal of the day a Roasted Turkey Artichoke Panini. Our random meal today also brings yet another camera. The panini starts with an Asiago cheese focaccia and we layer on an artichoke-parmesan spread. We then add healthy serving of roasted turkey and finish it up with roasted red peppers, caramelized onions and a fresh vibrant baby spinach.

Found at Panera Bread in Los Angeles, California.

Sony NEX-C3, 30mm, f4.0, 1/200, iso 200, +0.3ev

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Turkey Sausage & Cheddar Egg Mit Sandwich at Noah's Bagels

This is my go to breakfast when I am in a rush and have limited time. We have for our random meal of the day a Turkey Sausage & Cheddar Egg Mit Sandwich on a toasted poppy seed bagel.

Found at Noah's Bagels in El Segundo, California.

(Nikon D700, 50mm, f4.0, 1/500, iso 200)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Shrimp Tempura Taco at Hot's Kitchen

We have for our random meal of the day a Shrimp Tempura Taco. This gourmet taco is jammed packed full of flavor. I cannot believe how much of a favor burst that came from this single taco. The taco contains the following toppings, "avocado, enoki mushrooms, green onions, unagi sauce, chili-aioli, sesame seeds" in addition to the tempura shrimp. The taco is actually perfectly created and worth the premium price.

Found at Hot's Kitchen in Hermosa Beach, California.

(Nikon D700, 85mm, f2.0, 1/500, iso 200, +0.67ev)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Shio Tonkotsu Ramen at Ramen JINYA

On a cool Autumn day, our random meal of the day is an order of Shio Tonkotsu Ramen. This bowl of decadent ramen is unique as they describe it as HAKATA Pork Premium rich broth and the restaurants actually limits the serving to only 20 per day. It has a rich flavor and hits the spot perfectly on a cold day. Ramen JINYA is also featured on Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential Restaurants list.

Found at Ramen JINYA in Studio City, California.

(Nikon D700, 50mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 2000)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Chicken Tawook at Open Sesame Mediterranean Grill

We have for our random meal of the day an order of the Chicken Tawook Entrée. We start with two skewers of a charbroiled chicken breast that is cubed and marinated. The chicken has a light and airy citrus lemon flavor. We place the Chicken Tawook on an optional bed of rice. A side of garlic sauce, hummus, and a Mediterranean side salad completes this random meal.

Found at Open Sesame Mediterranean Grill in Manhattan Beach, California.

(Nikon D700, 50mm, f5.6, 1/160, iso 200)