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Los Angeles

Los Angeles: SW Seafood & BBQ

by gigi on December 16, 2007

It was our last day in LA and although we initially planned to make a repeat visit to Taiko, we decided on Chinese food instead. NTR, UK, and I headed over to S.W. Seafood & BBQ in Irvine for a late lunch. Incidentally, it happens to be located in the plaza across the street from […]


Los Angeles: Double Rainbow Ice Cream

by gigi on December 13, 2007

After our feast at El Pollo Loco, NTR, UK, and I dug into the Double Rainbow pumpkin ice cream we picked up from Trader Joe’s. According to NTR, Double Rainbow is a small San Francisco-based ice creamery that is available mostly in California. Because it was Thanksgiving, we all felt it would be appropriate to […]


Los Angeles: El Pollo Loco

by gigi on December 12, 2007

NTR, UK, and I were out late shopping during the weekend and stopped by for what they promised would be great Mexican-style grilled chicken at El Pollo Loco. I was told that it was like Nando’s Chicken here in Canada but even better. Although the sign on the restaurant door said they closed at 9pm […]

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Los Angeles: Yogurtland

by gigi on December 11, 2007

As if we weren’t stuffed enough from our eating extravaganza at Taiko, we went for dessert next door at Yogurtland. Actually, UK and NTR were too full but I wanted to give the frozen yogurt here a try. Yogurtland is one of the new frozen yogurt joints following in the spirit of Pinkberry and Red […]


Los Angeles: Taiko

by gigi on December 10, 2007

I think I can safely say that NTR and UK’s favourite restaurant is Taiko Japanese restaurant in Irvine, CA. They have been going here for years and years…so much that they know all the servers and sushi chefs! They first took me here several years ago and I was completely wow’d by the amazing Japanese […]


Los Angeles: Norms

by gigi on December 9, 2007

Well, it took a while, but I’m finally caught up on all my pre-trip reviews and I’m ready to start on the restaurants I visited while I was in California! I was there for the American Thanksgiving weekend and visited both the San Francisco and Los Angeles area. NTR, UK, and I arrived in LA […]

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