Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.
New digs, new menu, new chefs.
Same great experience.
There are times, few and far between, when the experience of eating a meal becomes a poetry all its own. When time and place and circumstance conspire to elevate what could be mundane into something triumphant, elegant and nuanced that tickles the tongue and inspires the senses. Such is the clay roasted duck at Dha Rae Oak.
It is a humble space, even bordering on tacky. All bright lights and boxes of sake and beer stuffed in corners. It is not known for its service, as few servers speak English. It offers up the usual panchan, none of which are especially worthwhile on their own. But then, there is that duck. Stuffed with sticky rice, fruit, nuts, sweet potato and a whole host of other sensory surprises, this is a perfect meal for autumnal nights or winter’s darkest days.
Fourteen years ago The Monster decided he was going to eat at every restaurant in the Los Angeles Zagat Guide. Nevermind the city was almost five hundred square miles large, with over 13 million inhabitants, speaking over two hundred and twenty different languages, without a functioning mass transit system.
The Monster is twenty, nineteen, eighteen, seventeen, sixteen, fifteen, fourteen, thirteen, twelve, eleven, ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one, zero meals away from finishing. THE MONSTER HAS EATEN AT EVERY PLACE LISTED IN THE 2011 ZAGAT GUIDE. In total The Monster has eaten at over 3,000 restaurants in Los Angeles.
$9110 raised and counting for The James Cancer Hospital!