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Soft-boiled egg on avocado tartare.

Soft-boiled egg on avocado tartare.

Started by the Travail troupe, this pop-up focuses on Japanese-Korean-Chinese fusion food, served on mobile charts that frequently run past you.  Very creative, tasteful culinary creations and thoughtful attention to design details: menus hanging from the ceiling, variation in serving dishes,…

Chinese broccoli with sesame dressing.

Chinese broccoli with sesame dressing.

Ham hock dumplings.

A variety of dumplings: ham hock …

... and chicken dumplings!

… and chicken dumplings!

A takoyaki variation, kimchi, tender beef.

A takoyaki variation, kimchi, tender beef.

Beautiful interior with thoughtful details.

Beautiful interior with thoughtful details.

Drink menu written on the ceiling.

Drink menu written on the ceiling.

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Avocado with crab. A perfect starter.

Crab stuffed avocado with tortilla chips. A perfect starter.

They serve the FRESHEST SEAFOOD from Coastal Seafoods. 
 They also serve Sebastian Joe’s ice cream and fair trade, shade-grown Peace Coffee alongside an extensive selection of hot sauces.
Mahi taco with coriander . One of the favorite meals at this place.

Grilled Mahi Mahi taco with coriander. One of the favorite meals at this restaurant.

Fresh ahi burger with tartar sauce.

Fresh sexy giant ahi tuna steak with salad & tartar sauce.

 

Chilaquiles! Scrambled eggs, red sauce, tortilla chips, crema fresca. Eaten in Palm Springs.

Chilaquiles! Scrambled eggs, red sauce, tortilla chips, crema fresca. In Palm Springs.

Another classic: blueberry pancakes with melted butter and boysenberry sauce. Eaten at an ex-Denny's diner, ACE hotel, Palm Springs.

Another classic: blueberry pancakes with melted butter and boysenberry sauce. Eaten at King’s Highway, an ex-Denny’s diner; Palm Springs.

Medjool dates stuffed with marzipan. Originally from the Middle East, today all descend from offshoots brought to Cali in the 1930s. Eaten in Indio.

Medjool dates stuffed with marzipan: we found the perfect date at Shields in Indio.

Standard Californian breakfast: burrito. Filling and fresh! Eaten on Folsom Street.

Standard Californian breakfast: a burrito. Filling and fresh! Eaten at Brainwash on Folsom Street.

Indulging in yet more smoothies in the Mission: chai-banana-crush, Dolores Park.

Indulging in yet another smoothie in the Mission:  ‘Chai Crush’ (chai blended with bananas, soy and vanilla) in Dolores Park.

... and Shanghai chicken with basil and pine nuts.

The best Chinese we’ve had. Shanghai chicken with basil and pine nuts, on Polk Street.

The best Chinese we've ever eaten. Mongolian beef mixed with prawns and prunes, Polk Street.

… meat and fish do mix: Mongolian beef with prawns and prunes, on Polk Street.

California's meat rocks! In abundance: Folsom Street Festival.

California’s meat rocks! In abundance at Folsom Street Fair.

Mongolian chicken! Delicious as ever, on SoMa StrEAT Fair

More Mongolian beef! At SoMa StrEAT Fair.

Scones, the American way: with cheese and chives, in Outer Sunset.

Scones, the American way: with cheese and chives in Outer Sunset.

And the smoothies... always a delight. Here: Wheatgrass/coconut and acai berry/blueberry.

And the smoothies… Always a delight. Here: wheat grass/coconut and acai berry/blueberry.

Peruvian, SoMa StrEAT Fair

Peruvian, one of Cali’s main cuisines, at SoMa StrEAT Fair

The infamous Vegetarian Cobb salad, a recipe originally invented at midnight from leftovers in the fridge.

The infamous Vegetarian Cobb salad, a recipe originally invented from leftovers in the fridge.

Tacos everywhere! Eaten here from a food truck in Echo Park.

Tacos everywhere! Eaten here from a food truck in Echo Park.

Heavy breakfasts, but so delicious: steak and egg, eaten in Silverlake.

Heavy breakfasts, but oh so delicious: steak and eggs; Silverlake Blvd.

Salmon and poached eggs, Silverlake Blvd.

Salmon and poached eggs, LAMILL Coffee, Silverlake Blvd.

Our favourite: quinoa and eggs, eaten on Beverly Blvd, LA.

Our favourite: quinoa and eggs, eaten at Swingers Diner on Beverly Blvd.

Possibly the best pancakes in the world: Farmer's Market on 3rd, LA.

Possibly the best pancakes in the world: at Farmers Market on 3rd.