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Sonoritas Prime Tacos + Red Velvet Churro

Sonoritas Prime Tacos and Red Velvet Churro on Sawtelle @ HeySesame.com Ellen and I went to Sonoritas Prime Tacos on Sawtelle during my trip to LA.  Although we love the down and dirty places like King Taco, we were in the mood to enjoy some gourmet Mexican on the patio.  Sonoritas prides itself on quality cuts of steak (cooked in a charcoal grill, no less), along with seasonal and local ingredients made from (...)

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A Little Brunch Spot Named Food

FOOD LA Brunch Spot @ HeySesame.com FOOD LA Brunch Spot @ HeySesame.com While I was in LA visiting my family last Sunday, I took my parents to a place called "Food."  For a family who lives to eat, you really can't go wrong with that.  All kidding aside, Ellen had suggested it and I had done my research as I always do.  This place was known (...)

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Tsukemen Dipped Ramen / Tsujita LA

Tsukemen Dipped Ramen at Tsujita LA @ HeySesame.comTsukemen Dipped Ramen at Tsujita LA @ HeySesame.com When I was in LA this month, Ellen took me to my first tsukemen experience.  Tsukemen is a style of ramen where dry noodles come in a separate bowl and are dipped into the broth.  The purpose of dipping is so the broth doesn't overpower the taste of the yummy noodles. (...)

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LA Pho in Shanghai? Pho’ Sho!

LA Pho in Shanghai @ HeySesame.com - L.A PHO Finding good, authentic Vietnamese pho has been surprisingly challenging in Shanghai, a city full of amazing food from seemingly all other parts of the world.  When L.A Pho opened up in Star Live Mall in Hongqiao and I heard whispers of the best pho in Shanghai, I had to see for myself.  I jumped on the train and trekked out to the Hongqiao area. While there are (...)

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Laurel Hardware / Brunch, WeHo Style

Laurel Hardware West Hollywood Brunch @ HeySesame.com Hey Sesames!  This is Amy, posting together with Ellen from LA for the first time!!!  Cheers!!!!! Patios and Brunch go hand in hand.  My first day back in LA after a year was no exception.  After flying from SFO to LAX, Ellen picked me up and off to brunch we went in West Hollywood, to meet all of my best friends that I haven't seen since (...)

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Boiling Point / Hottest of Hot Pots

Boiling Point Hot Pot in Pasadena @ HeySesame.com - Taiwanese Hot Pot I never really knew hot pot until I experienced Boiling Point.  This Taiwanese hot pot chain is mind-blowingly delicious and lives up to all the hype.  While I like sharing, let's not kid around - having the choice of my very own personal hot pot customized to my liking is pretty amazing.  As such, I was pretty excited to check out their newest (...)

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Be Mine, Sweet Honey Rice Cake

Duk3-2 Introduced to me as "Korean S'mores," these little rice cakes are as easy to make as they are to eat.  And they taste as impressive as they look!  Rice cake, also known as "duk/tteok" in Korean and "nian gao" in Chinese, is made from glutinous rice and comes in various shapes and sizes at your local Asian market.  It is very popular as a salty dish (ie. Shanghainese Stir-fried Rice Cake or (...)

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Tzatziki Dip + Avo Kale Salad

10-minute Tzatziki Dip and Avocado Kale @ HeySesame.com I love to eat, but I've never been very good in the kitchen.  At house parties, I was only helpful at simple tasks that a 5 year old could do, like placing something on top of something else.  Or mixing stuff.  I have an obsession with (eating) baked goods but can't bake a cookie to save my life.  However, as someone who has become very interested in (...)

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