When I first moved to L.A., one of my goals was to create a list of my go-to restaurants. My favorite deli was an almost immediate discovery, as I lived a block from Greenblatt's (and still, to this day, is worth the trek over there) and soon after, I found Tacomiendo, a hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant with some of the best burritos in town. It took me a while to locate a spot for Chinese, but eventually I found Genghis Cohen and have been ordering take-out from there ever since. Sometimes we go with a soup on a cold night or their fried shrimp when we're feeling particularly indulgent, but the one order that's consistent is a plate of their cold sesame noodles. Last week I decided to whip up a batch of my own (recipe here) in an effort to ease back on the take-out. I was so impressed with the results that I've already deemed this dish a new regular.
Japan Food Diary
Ever since G and I watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi, we envisioned ourselves sitting at his bar, tucked inside a Tokyo subway station, eating the best sushi of our lives. We did end up having the best sushi of our lives, but it wasn't there (we didn't even attempt to get reservations ...read more