Week in Pictures: Ayara Thai, Porter Gelato, SGV Ramen + More

Thai Food Los Angeles

August 16, 2012 - Ayara Thai has some dishes that aren't typically on Westside Thai menus, including Kang Som, mixed vegetables in a tangy tamarind chile broth with shrimp.

Every week involves a seemingly continuous stream of food, drinks and people. Of course not every taste or conversation is post-able, but the range of experiences is usually pretty amazing. Discover favorites from August 13 – 19, 2012, some of which will help to fuel full posts.

Dessert Los Angeles

August 14, 2012 – It seems natural brewmaster Jonathan Porter would make a must-try porter, and Smog City’s Groundwork Coffee Porter factored into gelato at Trattoria Neapolis. Chef Bryant Wigger serves scoops with fennel pollen and pistachio cookies in Pasadena.

Ramen Los Angeles

August 17, 2012 – We took a two-stop ramen tour in the San Gabriel Valley, beginning with Ramen Yukino Ya, named for the owner’s daughter. Thus the house (ya) of Yukino. Their tonkotsu comes with either egg or flour noodles (specify hard), easy boiled egg (organic), black pork belly (cha-shu), fish cake (naruto), seaweed (yaki nori), bamboo shoots (menma), bean sprouts, ginger and scallions. Next time, they said to request a “garlic press.”

Ramen Los Angeles

August 17, 2012Fujin Ramen resides in West Covina’s Hong Kong Plaza and is named for the god of wind. Miso Ramen features a broth “boiled all day long” that incorporates pork head, knuckle bone, feet and chicken bone plus “ocean product” like clams.

Tea Los Angeles

August 18, 2012 – After lunch at Shaanxi Gourmet, we walked across the parking lot to Le Arbre Teahouse, which has a mural of a woman swinging under bird cages. They also play covers of pop songs and make therapeutic drinks made from real flowers, including Flower Mist #5, which is supposedly good for the digestive tract.


Joshua Lurie

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