The Monster is the first to arrive at Laon in Koreatown and as he waits for his friends he’s seated at a table that could easily fit fifteen. There are six of us. The restaurant is the temperature of a Nova Scotian winter and it is pretty well empty.
That aside, it’s a nice enough looking space, for this area of town even downright opulent. Whereas The Monster has been served brown, brackish water and had to overlook unsanitary bathrooms that heroin addicts would flee at other K-Town joints, Laon is polished smooth. How many other restaurants in the area sport Opus One on the wine list? Exactly.
Given it’s the last day of the month and The Monster has no idea when this site came to be other than it was May of last year he’ll take the opportunity to thank you all for coming by. Looking forward to another great year.
Duck noodle soup. Yes!
Awesomeness in a large bowl.
Stewed duck, bean sprouts, broth.
Filed under Reviews, Rodded
India Sweet House gives new meaning to utilitarian. It’s ugly cafeteria chic done Indian style. Since 1981 (making this an absolute institution) India Sweet House has been an order at the counter vegetarian food and sweet shop catering to those looking for delicious food who don’t get caught up in appearances (or terribly friendly service for that matter).
As the kitchen is closed and The Monster has already had dinner he heads to ISH for some of their unique desserts.
What’s in an unfortunate name (steak sauce! Not the namesake Italian highway) and an oddly placed orange Vespa by the door? A1 Cucina in the former Il Buco space on Robertson.
It’s simple and inviting rooms and on this evening there is a nice crowd of mostly older folk but the din is quite loud.
Pa-Ord is Thai Town’s champion noodle shop. It’s a bunch of hungry Thai’s and The Monster.
With not much atmosphere and nowhere to stand since the joint is always jammed The Monster patiently (lie) waits to be seated.
Filed under Pa Ord, Reviews
Friendliest restaurant in LA. Chicken Lady Cafe. First impressions go a long way and this tiny bundle of joy in a nondescript strip mall across from the SLS Hotel wins big.
From the hostess to the waitress The Monster feels like he’s with old friends. All the inside tables are jammed so it’s one of the two outside tables today. Given they are in the shade and it’s a windy day a tad cold but you can’t blame that on the Chicken Lady.