Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ebisu- Little Tokyo

Late night restaurants are at times difficult to find, especially for a picky eater like me. Ebisu closes really late, so when we browse around in Little Tokyo, we often end up here. Their Hamachi Kama is usually pretty big, unlike most other Japanese restaurants'. On Friday, after watching "Spirited Away", we were hungry and needed to eat some real food, so we drove over to Little Tokyo, thinking we wouldn't have to wait at Daikokuya. Boy, were we wrong! At 11pm, there was still a long waiting list there. Our tummies couldn't wait, so we headed over to Ebisu. I kind of like this "Japanese Tavern". Cozy and the food is good.

My favorite!

Pork Cutlet is really good. It's black pig.

I actually don't know what this starter dish was. The texture was like tuna, but kind of tasteless. I didn't care much for this.

Spirited Away

I was fortunate enough to have come across Goldstar, to get some tickets to see "Spirited Away" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater last Friday night. The best part was that the tickets were free! I just had to only pay $5 for service fee. Great deal.

Hayao Miyazaki is just simply brilliant. His animated films are all very moving and meaningful. There are lots of symbolism in this film, but at the same time~ the movie definitely is very suitable and would be enjoyable for children. I've seen the movie years ago, but somehow seeing it on the big screen gives it a different feel. I guess seeing it in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater is definitely a big plus. It's so clean in there! No food and drinks obviously help.

"No Face" is one of my favorite characters in the film!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Quick dinner on a hot summer night

Yesterday was Sis' birthday. Since we already had a family dinner together during the week, we decided to hop over to Tamaya for a quick dinner. The weather here was outrageously scorching hot, so instead of the usual soup Ramen we'd order, we opted for the cold noodles (good for summer months), gyozas, and some fried rice. I end up packing up the leftover rice since we had plenty enough to eat.

Gyozas are larger than most other similar eateries.

Fried rice came with side salad and miso soup.