The One about LACMA

In 1920, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) opened. Located on Wilshire Blvd. in the Miracle Mile area in Los Angeles, right next to La Brea Tar Pits, LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States and has over 150,000 works that go as far back as ancient times to the present. I have been to this museum several times and I can tell you […]

The One about 101 Noodle Express in Alhambra

If you ever go to San Gabriel Valley, you will find many delicious restaurants typically targeted towards a Chinese demographic. One of the restaurants that I recommend is 101 Noodle Express, known for its beef rolls, hand-stretched noodles and a variety of delicious dumplings which you can get boiled, steamed or fried. The restaurant’s beginnings took place several years ago, specializing in their popular De Zhou chicken, their beef roll […]

The One about the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Right on 7000 Hollywood Blvd. and a short walk from the TLC Chinese Theatres is the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. An iconic hotel which hosted Hollywood cinema legends such as Charles Chaplin, Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and many more. And while events still happen at the hotel (such as the Turner Classic Movie Festival), it’s probably the closest hotel for those who want immediate access to the Hollywood Stars […]

The One about S Bar in Los Angeles

Located in Korea Town, Los Angeles is the Palm Tree LA. A ritzy and posh location, the Palm Tree L.A. is open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. As the location hosts fine Asian food dining at Arang, a stylish karaoke bar (in English, Korean and Japanese) and S BAR. Once you get into the Palm Tree L.A. and take the elevator up, once you walk into S Bar, the […]

The One about La Brea Tar Pits & Museum (Hancock Park in Los Angeles)

Located in Los Angeles is Hancock Park, best known for one of its popular tourist attraction, La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. For tens of thousands of years, natural asphalt has seeped from the ground and for centuries, the bones of animals that were trapped in the tar were preserved. To showcase the many bones and specimens that have died at La Brea Tar Pits, one can go to the […]

The One about Paris Baguette in Los Angeles (Koreatown)

As I had to pick up some ingredients which I can only find at H Mart in Koreatown’s Madang Plaza Shopping Mall in Los Angeles, I stopped by Paris Baguette Cafe. Despite it’s name, the bakery chain is actually based in South Korea and owned by the SPC Group. Inspired by the bakery chain “Paris Croissant”, the first Paris Baguette was opened in Korea back in 1988. By 1992, the […]

The One about Sul & Beans in Los Angeles (Koreatown)

While Korean desserts can be found at most Korean restaurants, for those who are passionate about red beans from Korea will enjoy the restaurant, Sul & Beans Korean Bingsoo Cafe. For those who never experienced patbingsu (red beans with ice), you can find Korean shaved ice desserts at this location. Upon entering the restaurant, you immediately see their top desserts being offered.  On the top, green tea bingsoo (in green) […]

The One about Iota Brew Cafe in Los Angeles (Koreatown)

It was a rainy weekend in Los Angeles, but each time I’m visiting Koreatown, I always try to check out the various Korean coffee shops in the area. I always look for atmosphere but also it’s showcase of Korean pop culture and there is one coffee shop that exemplifies that with true perfection. Located on 528 South Western Avenue is Iota Brew Cafe, which is opened everyday from 11 am-2am. […]