So I’m in the Bay Area for Thanksgiving weekend! Usually, when my parents and I go out for food, we always eat at the same ol’ same ol’… tonight, we decided to try something new. Thanks to Yelp we found Fuji Huoshao & Dumpling!
For apps, we ordered Mixed Cold Seaweed and Garlic Eggplant. The server was really nice and also brought us some Boiled Peanuts on the house. Yum! The garlic eggplant was especially good. (Note: The flavor of the garlic eggplant may cause other dishes like the seaweed to taste pretty bland).
We also ordered the Mongolian Style Lamb that comes with a spicy dipping sauce.
This may have been my favorite. Lamb Soup! You get to season it to your liking (I added salt, my parents added pepper :P). The server added more soup on the house, so I was glad we had the extra pieces of Mongolian style lamb on the side!
Gotta order dumplings if you’re at a restaurant with “dumpling” in its name. This was the Three Deluxe (Pork, Chive, Shrimp). JUICY! No dipping sauces needed.
The main event: Beef Huoshao (牛肉火勺). I’d never even heard of “huoshao” until today, so based on what I had, it was a great introduction.
Fuji Huoshao & Dumpling
6184 Bollinger Rd
San Jose, CA 95129
These are my peeps and they are doing GREAT things. Their slogan: Doing Good is Contagious. What they do: make films for good causes. Please support them if you can! They are trying to raise $40,000 by December 31st so that they can continue doing what they do as a nonprofit. If you cannot donate financially, please keep them in your prayers and/or spread the word! They are seriously shining a light in dark places (like here).
You can make a tax-deductible donation here: jubileeproject2014.causevox.com
Thanks so much!
More info: jubileeproject.org
Here’s a cool collab between singer/songwriter Kina Grannis, EDM producer Ken Loi, ISAtv, AT&T, and the people. A few weeks ago, Kina and Ken announced their collaboration with ISAtv and AT&T in a digital project called “The Mobile Mix.” They asked viewers to participate by helping them choose a remix style for Kina’s “Write It In The Sky.” To further the collaboration, Wong Fu Productions directed this music video featuring Arden Cho and Ryan Potter.
Dig the song? You can download it here: WeAreTheMobileMix.com
Are you telling me I could have gone to Korea and become a mokbang star??? Watch this hilarious web series on Funny or Die: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3
Haha, Steven Yeun, you are funny. But guess what? We were mokbanging way before you were. Nom nom nom.
Benson Lee’s SEOUL SEARCHING looks like a good time. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing this!
Justin Chon, Jessika Van… ooo la la!
For all you peeps in LA, Kollaboration Star is going down at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre this Saturday evening, November 15th, 2014.
In case you’re not familiar, Kollaboration is an Asian American talent show that has been going on for 15 years and happens in cities across the nation. Kollaboration Star will showcase this year’s top six talents who will be competing for a grand prize of $10,000. The six finalists are Paul Kay from Chicago, Ang & Glo from Detroit, The Primaries from Los Angeles, Sung Lee from New York, Jett from Seattle, and Paradise from Washington, D.C.
Guest performers include Run River North, DanAKADan, Alfa, Kaba Modern, and Nancy J. Lee! The event will be hosted by Jenny Yang and Jimmy O. Yang.
5:30 PM – Pre-Show Activities
6:00 PM – Doors Open, Red Carpet Event
7:00 PM – Showcase Begins
10:00 PM – After Party (at Busby’s East)
Should be a good time!
Buy tickets | get more info: kollaboration.org/star/
The Jubilee Project and iNature Skincare gathered 50 people to ask them the question, “If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?”
Last week, I had the pleasure of being photographed and interviewed by the talented Kassia Phoy for a personal project of hers where she asked the question, “Where do you get your worth from?”
The photo series + compilation of sound bytes was on exhibit at Sovereign Grace‘s new quarterly event, Paradigm Cafe. The theme of the night? Worth.
Pictured (from left to right): Kassia pictured with my picture, peek-a-boo CL, and Tiffany Lynn Ingro and I trying to look distant yet adjacent to our photos.
Melly Lee‘s self portrait series was also on exhibit. These are a few of my favorites:
Along with the photo exhibits, the event also consisted of testimony sharing by Arden Cho, spoken word by Jacqulyn Whang, a sneak peek at the Jubilee Project’s “Save My Seoul” documentary, and a musical performance by Ruth Cho. There was also free coffee provided by Cafe Dulce. All in all, it was an uplifting time.
After the event, a couple of us ended up at The Pie Hole for a late night dinner. It was highly recommended that I get the Maple Custard pie…
Pie for dinner? Yes. Was it worth it? Yes.
Which btw, Jin just dropped a new album called “XIV:LIX”~ check it out on iTunes.
What is it about this combination that is so good? Mmm…
OB Bear does it right. Pictured: Spicy chicken wings (양념 닭날개) and a small order of fried chicken (통닭).
We ordered this pitcher of Blue Moon which came with a nice touch of orange and got this leek pancake on the house (yay, 서비스!). Refreshing and tasty!
‘Twas a good meal. 배불러요.
Where can you find this finger lickin’ belly filling deliciousness?
3002 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005
P.S. – There is a free parking lot for OB Bear customers one block east (a rarity for K-town)! They also have English menus available if all you’re seeing is their Korean one. And for those new to K-town, don’t forget to use the button to call for service!