A little late to the party. This is what I consumed in August.
Green Zone (San Gabriel) - Mini Spicy Wontons. I loved this dumplings, but the skin was too thick for my meal-mates. I loved thick skin so I was pretty happy.
Homemade - Charles made this for Ern/Erik's pre-house warming party. Hiyashi chūka - really great summer dish and a winner at the party. Pretty easy to make if you can find all the ingredients.
Kim Hua Hue (El Monte) - I made the guys drive all the way here for middle region Vietnamese food. It wasn't worth the drive, but it was nice to see a place east of LA rather than going to the OC. That's banh ram it and a sample platter. More about it in my linked Yelp! review
Green Zone (San Gabriel) - Organic Hainan Chicken Rice. The star of the show. Jimmy felt that this dish was cleaner and less oily than Savoy who seems to own the market for Hainan chicken rice.
Auntie Em's Kitchen - (Eagle Rock) - After writing a lukewarm review, the owners reached out to me to give them another shot with a gift card! This definitely made everything taste better. The biscuits and gravy were solid... as in solid lard in your gut. Guilty pleasure and please don't finish it in one sitting.
Teresa's Family Restaurant - I wanted to like this place, but for $10 we got a microwaved breakfast. Look how sad those sausages are!
Bottega Louie (DTLA) - Burrata and roasted vine - I was blown away at how refined and delicious this simple dish was. Highly recommend
Pizza Studio (DTLA) - I'm in love with the build your own pizza unlimited toppings revolution. Always double garlic all the time
Mamita (Glendale) - Lomo saltado! Yes yes yes. A little pricey, but a great date spot.
Kim Hua Hue (El Monte) - This bun bo hue was confronting, but nothing to drive to
Bottega Louie (DTLA) - This eggplant parmesan was hard to eat. Good, but it's aiiiight.
Jist Cafe (Little Toyko) - Chilaquiles. Wasn't that great, stick to their amazing chashu hash skillet!
Mamita (Glendale) - This mixto ceviche was amazing. They are very generous with the seafood and I was thrilled. So happy!
Saap Cafe (Thai town) - Jade noodles. Yes. Order this.
I'm getting hungry.