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Random Weekend Thoughts and a question about Korean

Slow Foodie | Sep 15, 2003 04:04 PM

First, high praise for our friend from Chicago and his erudite reports. And a million thanks to everyone's thoughtful responses to my Alhambra query. The pups chose the Golden Lion. It had been a long time since we'd had Cantonese and although the Chowhub called it BORING the pups scarfed down their food happily. It all reminded me of the Chinese food of my youth except this was very fresh and really good. No complicated flavors, just an easy, friendly, inexpensive meal in an utterly charmless room.

Saturday the pups and I took Grandma to the Thai Temple in the OTHER valley. The food was spectacular, as usual. Because there were five of us, we wanted to do some sharing. All of the food vendors charged us for extra styrofoam trays--no paper plates to be found. In future, tacky though it might be but I hate eating off styrofoam, I'm going to discreetly bring my own paper plates.

On Saturday night chowhub was too cranky to drag to a restaurant so out of sheer laziness I picked up some takeout from Barbecue King. The beef ribs had virtually no meat on them. The chicken had a nice flavor but the white meat was a tad dry. They were out of beans so we got a side of macaroni and cheese (pretty good-homemade style) and decent coleslaw with raisins. We also got a nice order of corn muffins--fresh from the oven which were nicely soft yet slightly gritty. I also got an order of peach cobbler--icky with canned peaches and I presume Bisquick and some "sock it to me" cake which cheered up the hub so much he didn't even save me a bite. I'd never go out of my way for this (or any barbecue for that matter--I guess it's a chick thing-something about testosterone and barbecue) but when it's convenient I would certainly bring this home again.

And finally, another question. I'd never really sampled much Korean food but I've fallen in love with the vegetable pancakes at the stand in the Hollywood Farmers Market and their other stuff looks great too. I am relegated to take-out only weekday lunches. Can anyone recommend a good Korean take-out in the vicinity of L.A. City College?

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