|Kogi BBQ Korean Tacos|
I attended V3Con's opening reception on my first night in L.A. Chef Roy Choi, creator of the famous Kogi BBQ food truck, was presented with the V3 Vision Award. In celebration, we were treated to his Korean tacos right outside the Pacfic Asia Museum, where the reception was held. I feel pretty spoiled that I ate Kogi's Korean BBQ tacos for my first L.A. food truck experience! I could have eaten more than two.
|crunchy golden lobster potstickers with spicy togarashi miso butter sauce|
During the reception, munchies were provided by Roy's Restaurants (not to be confused with Roy Choi above) These crunchy golden lobster potstickers with spicy togarashi miso butter sauce were a huge hit among the folks around me. They were eyeballing them like vultures. For a very good reason!
|Daikoku Ramen from Daikokuyo|
After my roommate Grace of Hapa Mama returned to our hotel room, a friend texted me to invite us out for ramen. We walked across the street to Daikokuyo in Little Tokyo. We got there around 11PM and the place was packed! Clearly a sign that it was good ramen. Previous to this giant bowl of happiness, I had only eaten packaged ramen (not the stuff you bought in college for ten cents, the good stuff.) The noodles were chewy, the broth was hearty, and the sliced pork belly just melted in my mouth. It was the perfect late night snack.
My sister introduced to me to mochi several years ago from her travels in Japan. After stuffing our faces with ramen, we did a little late night window shopping. Japanese restaurant/food displays are so beautiful! Here's the window display of all the different types of mochi treats you can buy from Fugetsu-Do Confectionary. They were closed that late at night, but I was lucky to receive an assortment as a V3Con speaker thank you gift!
My friend Katie and her husband also took me to In-and-Out Burger before dropping me off at the airport. Even though I had to wait until I passed through LAX airport security to eat my very first In-and-Out cheeseburger, it was totally worth it! I didn't get a photo of my burger, but I have a selfie with me and Katie. Which is a gazillion time better than a photo of a cheeseburger.
What yummy food have you eaten recently?