This give restaurants a chance for you to sample some of the goodies that they have in their restaurants and this begins my food adventure that night.
Yellow Fever is a relatively new restaurant, which opened up late last year. Ever since last year, I always saw it getting built up whenever I pass by Pop Monster, but never got to try it until now. And so, here is my experience.
When I went, it was for a Thursday night din din around 7. The parking lot is pretty small, because they share space with 2-3 other stores. [So, if you do decide to come, go when it's not too busy] There will be a big yellow sign with YELLOW FEVER in block letters above.
When you go inside, it's a decently sized area with a bunch of tables and the counter on your right with menu and register. The workers there were pretty helpful, especially that it was my first time going there. The menu on the wall is pretty much like the one below:
It was a regular night..just like any other night. Hanging out with the usuals and yet, before you know it, one of your best friends actually comes home! Karl's arrival to Cali from Indiana. So what do you do??? You freakin' hang out!
Everyone met up at Oko Cafe. If you're not from the area, Oko Cafe is a Boba place in Gardena, CA that sells the option of making your drink "Sumo Size Me." If you don't have an idea of what that is, it's bigger than the picture below. The one below is actually "Kawaii Size."
They have a wide variety of flavors and types of boba drinks...plus you're not limited to just having boba in your drink. The awesome part is that since it's not just boba, they got coffee, hella teas, etc., even food. If you want to see it, go to http://www.okocafe.com/menu/. They even have food challenges here, which is pretty cool. The ones I can remember from the top of my head are the fry challenges, boba, burger, and ramen. Not sure what else that have though, and I'm not quite sure about the actual details of each challenge. If you complete it, I know you get to write your name and time on this sheet of paper that gets put up on their wall. [Check out the pics below and you can see it]. Definitely, come here a bunch of times for my boba fix, which they actually say on the top of your cup. Lol. Gotta get that Milk Tea Fix, especially at 11pm. :)
Torihei is located in Torrance, CA along Carson Street if you are not familiar with it. This is a Japanese restaurant, and if you are unfamiliar with Japanese street food, you are in for a treat. I feel like this place has been here ever since I was little, but I don't know actually how long this place has been around. I just could of sworn seeing the words TORIHEI in the plaza with Koji BBQ and Mitsuwa. Haha.
This restaurant specializes in all sorts of Japanese foods, from Chicken Gizzards to Ramen, but their main thing is Yakitori Robata dining. As for our first experience, me and my friend walked in, not realizing that this place is pretty small. Not so cramped, but just smaller than usual. It was kind of hard to get the workers attention to get a table, but it was just so busy when we went, that it was kind of understandable. Once we got a seat at the bar, there was a cup with these sheets of paper that was"technically" the menu and you would write the quantity of each item you wanted. They have a wide array of Japanese foods available so there has to be something you will like. The foods that we ordered are in the slideshow below.
They were all pretty delicious, but it was just a different experience for us, especially the Chicken Skin in Ponzu. I don't think it was cooked, but quite delicious. I think all the yakitori would of been good that I will probably try it next time. It will definitely be a different experience if you want to try something new, especially if you want those cheap foods. We got to try all these different foods and more for around $30. I would say that's quite a deal!
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