• Los Angeles

    Yojie Japanese Fondue and Sake Bar

    Japanese Fondue = Mmm…

    I’m officially obsessed. I went to check out this new restaurant near FIDM called Yojie Japanese Fondue and Sake bar with a few girlfriends…it was fabulous! 

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    If you’re a health-food maniac and need a place to feel somewhat normal, or are looking for a unique downtown experience, I highly recommend this trendy Japanese restaurant. Just blocks from LA Live, Yojie is located in the heart of Downtown LA at the corner of Olympic and Grand. (If you can’t find metered parking, I recommend parking at the lot kitty corner from the restaurant, it’s usually about $5)

    The menu consists of mouthwatering starters like edamame and miso soup among other items. For the main entrée, choices include a variety of dishes consisting of uncooked meat and veggies, both of utmost quality and freshness.

    By the time our food arrived, the burners at the center of our table had boiled a saucy broth for our food to prepare in, accompanied by rice, an egg and an array of sauces and spices for personalized flavor. I ordered the Vegetarian Medley from the Sukiyaki menu which was absolutely delicious, not to mention healthy. It came with a plate filled to the rim with 2 types of noodles, 2 types of mushrooms, cabbage, leeks and carrots. (I found that dipping the veggies into the egg either before or after boiling in the broth and cooking the softer veggies like the cabbage for a shorter time and harder veggies like the carrots for a longer time, works the best:)

    Bottom line, the food was great, not to mention the desserts and drinks. I guess you’ll have to swing by Yojie to see for yourself. Let me know what you think!

    If this hasn’t tempted you, check out the photos I took:

    Waiting for our food! Check out the burners on the table! So Cool!

    Broth for cooking food

    Food comes out on a cart!

    and here I am 🙂

    Make sure ask for Vanessa or TJ when you go… and leave them a good tip!
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    Phoenix Food Boutique

    My cousin Ricky is visiting me in LA! He said, wow – you are such a pig, you get sooo excited talking about food. And… He is right 🙂 I am so passionate about food, nevermind the calories – what about how it makes you feel! Actually, I am like that about a lot of the things in my life now that I think about it.

    When I first came to LA in June, my cousin Nancy who went to USC took me and my mom to this delicious restaurant called Phoenix in San Gabriel Valley – about 20 mins east of downtown LA. Oooo we had the full dinner for 4 and loved every bit of it. It was so nice to be in the familiar environment of a Chinese restaurant so many miles away from home – with waiters to spoke to us in Cantonese and a menu full of food I ate all my life, as a child and have so many memories attached to them. And… then there was new things I never tried but now I love!

    Last night, I actually found the restaurant again by chance! It’s so yummy. We had duck egg congee, soy sauce chow mein and fried shrimp with candied walnuts. OMG can I please tell you about the shrimp! Delish… Chinese ppl love to eat late, like 10, 11pm it’s called 宵夜 (xiao ye) which means ‘Late Night Snack’. And we strolled in about quarter past ten ^_^

    I don’t usually photograph my food but…

    I BBMed these to my sweetie and he was up late in Toronto fiending for Chinese food and me 🙂

    and then for dessert! I got these to take home. What are they called… ummm Bouut Tsai Go in Chinese.. what in English i don’t know, sugar pudding? Dunno.. it’s divine.

    PS there mochi selection is unreal! There desserts are heavenly!
    You might wanna check it out: PhoenixFoodBoutique.com