Saturday, December 24, 2011

Mocha Cupcake at Cupcakes Couture

Happy Holidays everyone! We have for our random meal of the day treat a Mocha Cupcake. This cupcake was part of a holiday cupcake bundle that was given to our department. Thank you again Heidi. Everyone, have a safe and wonderful holiday and Random Mealers, I will see you again next year!

Found at Cupcakes Couture in Manhattan Beach, California.

Nikon D7000, 40mm, f4.0, 1/160, iso 3200, +0.33ev

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wild White Prawns & Fresh Linguini at Paul Martin's American Bistro

Our random meal of the day brings us an order of Wild White Prawns & Fresh Linguini. This random meal was actually our department's holiday lunch celebration. Thank you Heidi for buying us a fantastic lunch! The year is winding down and of course I was reflecting on all the wonderful random meals that I had this year. So, I repeated again because I really enjoy this dish and to change it up, I shot it with a Canon DSLR. The funny thing about large group outings is that you really do not get your choice of seat as our West Coast Boss sat it the perfectly shaded seat, while I got the ever changing moving sunlight and red awning shade.

Found at Paul Martin's American Bistro in El Segundo, California.

Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm, f4.0, 1/160, iso 100, +0.33ev

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ham and Cheese Croissant at Aux Delices Cafe

Our random meal of the day brings us a Ham and Cheese Croissant Sandwich. I miss the fact that they no longer offer black forest ham. Yum...

Found at Aux Delices Cafe in Pasadena, California.

Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm, f4.0, 1/1250, iso 800

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Cheese Burger at The Burger Shack

Our random meal of the day brings us a Cheese Burger and as promised to a Random Mealer, it is shot with a Canon DSLR. The first time I ever had a cheeseburger here and I was looking at the burger and thinking something looks off. It tasted great but looked different. It finally hit me that they have the burger patty on top of the lettuce, tomatoes and onions. This burger perfectly fits the opposites between a Canon and a Nikon DSLR. They are both just backwards to each other in terms of function. For example, when you switch your camera lens, with the Canon you turn counterclockwise to the left and with the Nikon you turn clockwise to the right. The focus lock indicator is on the right for the Canon and on the left for the Nikon. In the end, both brands take fantastic photographs, but it is a usability difference. I also added some holiday cheer to today's random meal.

Found at The Burger Shack in Pasadena, California.

Canon 5D Mark II, 85mm, f2.0, 1/100, iso 800

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Spam Musubi at L & L Hawaiian Barbecue

Our random meal of the day brings us a Spam Musubi. This just hits the spot.
Yes, my new year's resolution will be no new cameras for 2012! Yikes!

Found at L & L Hawaiian Barbecue in Pasadena, CA.

Panasonic GF3, 25mm, f1.4, 1/125, iso 160, LED Video Lights

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Chicken Vindaloo at Radhika Restaurant

We have Chicken Vindaloo for our random meal of the day. The chicken vindaloo starts with boneless chicken pieces that are "cooked in a fiery red hot curry sauce." This modern Indian take has a spicy kick but does not burn. Some garlic Naan is the perfect complement to soak up the wonderful curry.

Found at Radhika Restaurant in South Pasadena, California.

Nikon D700, 50mm, f2.0, 1/80, iso 6400

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Japanese Fried Chicken the Double Jane at FuRaiBo

This is one of my most favorite random meals. I guess it is not so random if I eat it every few months. We have a fantastic order of the Double Jane which is two pieces of a Japanese style fried chicken breasts. I really like how the skin and the chicken become one. It is quite a crispy treat. The chicken has a sweet and savory kick to it. Delicious!

Found at FuRaiBo in Gardena, California.

Nikon D700, 85mm, f2.0, 1/125, iso 3600

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Little Bacon Cheeseburger at Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Our random meal of the day brings us the Little Bacon Cheeseburger. It is awesome that a Five Guys opened up near my office. It may not be the prettiest looking burger after getting the foil wrap treatment but that does not detract from how awesome this burger tastes. The "Little" size is just right!

Found at Five Guys Burgers and Fries in El Segundo, California.

Sony NEX-C3, 30mm, f4.0, 1/60, iso 250, +0.7ev