Miss Donuts & Yogurt – Costa Mesa, CA. This family owned donut shop with frozen yogurt has been in business for 20 years offering the best prices in town. It is run by family members that provide superb service. Miss Donuts provides excellent donuts baked fresh every day but they also offer pastries, ham and cheese croissants, cheese cake muffins as well as many other baked goods. Where they really shine is their new addition…their frozen yogurt. They now offer self serve frozen yogurt. Miss Donuts offers a multitude of flavors plus more toppings than Yogurtland which includes all the normal fresh fruit, cookies, candy and Mochi plus Boba, Boba pop, chocolates and DONUTS. Yes you can even add donuts to your yogurt. This could be the new craze rivaling the Cronut…”Yonut!” You heard it here first on www.OCFoodList.com. Plus right now they have frozen yogurt for 50% off, YogurtLand who? Check this hidden gem out. Love, Peace and Yonut Grease!
Rustic Canyon-Santa Monica, CA. So I’m always in search of the best burgers and Rustic Canyon was praised to serve one of the best burgers in California. Rustic Canyon is a fine dining but casual wine bar. When arriving I took a quick peruse of the menu. I noticed there was no burger listed. In distress I flagged down our waitress. To my relief she informed me their famous Niman Ranch Burger was still available on request but was taken off the menu due to it enormous popularity and dominating customers orders. The chef didnt want the burger taking away from their other offerings on a versatile menu. Boy was I glad they still offered the burger. After sinking my teeth into the first bite, this succulent juicy burger definitely delivers. This has to be in the top 4 burgers I have ever ate. The other items we tried were also decent but the star of the show was definitely the Niman Ranch Burger. This is a nice restaurant to go on a date if you are in the Santa Monica area as well. Love Peace and Niman Ranch Burger Grease.
Marugame Monzo-Udon House-Los Angeles, CA (Little Tokyo). I’ll admit I’m more of a ramen type of guy but I had to try this fusion udon noodle house. They make their noodles in house and oh does that make an enormous difference. Their noodles are cooked al dente and it gives it more depth of texture throughout the thick udon noodle. You will find a multitude of different types of Udon many which you probably haven’t seen offered at other places. Plus they also have unique tempura including a Jidori egg with runny yolk, baby octopus, crab and shiso leaf among others. The Mentai Squid Butter Udon and Uni Cream Udon are the show stoppers. They have different variations to appease anyone’s craving. Still craving the creaminess of the Mentai Squid butter and I want it now! This is the best udon I have had. Adding this gem to the Foodlist. Love Peace and Mentai Squid Butter grease.
Mentai Squid Butter
Baby Octopus and Jidori egg tempura
Uni Cream Udon
Jidori Egg tempura
KIKU Japanese Restaurant-Huntington Beach, CA. Have you ever wanted to forgo the high end frills and fluff of a Hollywood style sushi restaurant. You just want to eat good sushi and a lot of it for not that much. Well I have the place for you! KIKU serves giant portions of sushi for reasonably low prices. Their portions are huge and when you take in consideration how big their dishes are its amazing how they make a profit. Their must have dishes are the Spicy Garlic Edamame, Big Daddy roll and Garlic Salmon Bowl. When you get the Garlic Salmon bowl you see a heaping bowl of Salmon Sashimi. You assume that it is over a mound of rice, nope it’s all salmon. The garlic salmon is delicious and you will crave it. This is not a place with nice presentation but just good food. The rolls were actually pretty messy to say the least. But if you want food that tastes good at an awesome price try this place out. Love Peace and Garlic Salmon Grease!
Dai Ho-Temple City, CA. I had a problem, I had never had a good Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup Dish. I was out in the 626 area and a friend recommended this restaurant. After going to this hole in the wall restaurant I can finally say I’ve had a delicious bowl of Taiwanese spicy beef noodle soup as well dan dan mien, spicy cucumbers and mustard greens. Mission accomplished! Love, Peace and Beef Noodle Grease!