Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Liliya China Bistro (Downtown LA)

It's not an authentic Chinese restaurant, but the food is pretty darn tasty. Came here with 2 of my good friends for a late night dinner right after hanging out at The Lexington Bar, which is a few blocks away. 

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They offer a lot of different Asian cuinese and I notice it's more of a mix of Chinese and Korean. We ended up ordering Orange Chicken lol. We just had to get Orange Chicken to be safe lol. It was a great choice though.It was fresh, meaty, not too much breading and sweet. Maybe too sweet for others, but I like it very sweet.  

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Their complimentary Fried Wontons are addicting. Super thin and crispy. It comes with a sweet chili sauce. Sooo good, we couldn't stop munching on them.

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We also had their Seafood Noodle. Clear noodles with shrimp, calamari, mussels in a spicy seafood sauce. It screamed Korean more than Chinese because of the spices. If you had spicy Korean noodles then you probably know what I'm talking about. I liked it though. It had enough seafood and it was very spicy. 

Liliya China Bistro it's not an authentic Chinese restaurant, but it's pretty darn tasty. If you want the real thing, then go to China Town. But if you're in the downtown area, I recommed trying

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Little Shop of Mary Bahn Mi

So a co-worker of mine bought me a sandwich from Little Shop of Mary for lunch. It's a small mom and pop sandwich place in Torrance, Ca. They only serve is Bahn Mi, which are a Vietnamese sandwiches. My coworker swore I was going to love it.

 Have you ever had them before? They are one of my favorites. I don't have much knowledge about them, but the one's I've had has these key ingredients... Pickled shredded radish and carrots, cilantro, mayo and fish sauce as dressing on a French baguette with any meat you prefer.

I had the Lemongrass Beef. OMG it was love at first bite. I love how there was enough meat and I could really taste the lemongrass in it. It had a hint of sweetness from the pickled carrots and radish. The bread was soft and a little crispy on the outside. It was delish!

It also comes with a mini baggie of sliced jalapenos.

For $6, it sure was a delicious and satisfying sandwich! I need to take El Hubby Cakes here. I know he's going to love it.

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You can find more reviews on Yelp.

2205 Torrance Blvd
Ste a
TorranceCA 90501
Neighborhood: Torrance
(424) 558-8198


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