As I mentioned in Ktown Hidden Gems #1, one of my favorite things about Koreatown is that just by walking around you discover so many different places and learn so many different things about where you live. Recently, I discovered CottonHi, which is an organic cotton candy and soft serve dessert place a few blocks away from where I live. The dessert is amazing, and what adult doesn’t love cotton candy?! Seriously- it instantly makes my day better. I’ve had the Tiramisu and Rock’n Pop soft serve cups with coffee flavor cotton candy (it really does taste like coffee). All of the soft serve desserts are under $5; I love an affordable and delicious dessert. CottonHi is always busy when I’ve gone, but the wait is short and you can always get a seat.
If you’re ever in Koreatown in Los Angeles and you’re looking for a unique dessert place, you definitely need to check out CottonHi!
One of my favorite things about Koreatown is all the hidden gems that you can find if you just look for them. There are hidden restaurants, coffee shops, stores hidden in quarters or malls. One of these hidden gems is a restaurant called All ’ Angolo, located on 3rd Street and Kingsley. It is an amazing affordable Italian restaurant, and everything that I’ve tried there has been delicious. I’ve had the Quattro Formaggi pizza, Squid Ink Pasta, Lobster Ravioli, Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken, Penne alla Boscaiola, Brushette Miste, and Tiramisu (pictured above). Each dish is classic, homemade, and affordable, which is an awesome deal for anyone looking for delectable food at an affordable price point ($11-$30). My favorite dish is the Lobster ravioli because the flavors in the sauce complement the ravioli so well, it just makes me smile while I eat.
Another thing that I love about All ’ Angolo is that they do carry out, and it tastes just as good as if you ordered the meal at the restaurant. I know all restaurants should be this way, but it’s not always the case. They also give you good bread with any meal- carry out or eating in. If you’re ever in LA or if you live here, then you definitely need to try All ’ Angolo in Koreatown for fresh Italian food!
Yesterday night, I tried a new sushi restaurant called Tsuri. It is located in West Hollywood, and it is phenomenal. I started with the Scallops and Unagi sashimi, and both were flavorful and made perfectly. For my main dish, I had the Alba Alba Roll. It has albacore, a garlic ponzu sauce, and cooked onions on top. The roll was amazing, but it was spicier than the server said it was. I cannot handle eating spicy food, so it was a bit of a struggle for me to eat it.
My cousin got the spicy tuna and California Rolls, and she loved both of them. All of the ingredients in the rolls we ordered tasted very fresh, and we loved our meals. I highly recommend this quaint and delicious restaurant.
Scallops and Unagi Sashimi
Alba Alba Roll