#$%@! 😍 I can't stop thinking about this dish!!! One of my favourite dishes in #LA, this month, and possibly this year... gah! That's a bold statement, but I can still taste them! Momotaro tomato, bagna cauda, lap xuong (Chinese sausage), and creme fraiche at @hereslookingatyoula is a party in your mouth! It's an eclectic and original combination of umami with the anchovies, sausage and tomatoes, and based on the flavour profiles of a BLT. It plays with nostalgic tastes in a fresh and new way. The Japanese Momotaro tomato is a firm, rich and sweet thick skinned tomato. It doesn't bother me one bit it's not a "seasonal farm-to-table" tomato because the dish requires the characteristics of the Momotaro tomato to achieve its fantastic flavours. This also means chef can have it on the menu all year and it will likely be consistent since they are hydroponically grown. Here's Looking at You is a funky new and urban restaurant in #Koreatown. It's opened by #AnimalRestaurant alumni chef @JonathanWhitener and @LienTigre. The menu features globally inspired small/share plates and I can't wait to go back and try it all. Everything I had was inventive and interesting with bold and delicious flavours.
On the table:
Sprouted broccoli, ginger, h.o.p., seeds, nuts. I'm a lover of nuts and seeds and crispy textures, so it was right up my ally.
Shishito peppers, tonnato, huamei (pickled plums) These shishito peppers are highly raved about and apparently better than others. I enjoy shishitos, but find most pretty standard. What makes these stand out is the sweet and savoury tonnato dressing. It would taste good on anything 👌
Yuzu Tart, white chocolate, burnt meringue
Strawberry, crema, brown sugar, sable, fennel. Reminiscent of strawberry jam and peanut butter with fun textures and components.
Sunchoke chips, milk chocolate, hazelnut, almond, squid ink crouton meringues. Definitely for the more adventurous. Nice sweet and salty balance with great textures. Enjoyed this. 👍
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