Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream @ Ice Cream Lab | California Food Diaries 2016

Ice Cream Laboratory – Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Liquid nitrogen ice cream – a concept I had never heard about before going to The Ice Cream Lab in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. The Ice Cream Lab lets customers pick base flavours and toppings to be added to a liquid nitrogen mixture, producing smooth, creamy ice cream with tons of customizable options! The idea is pretty similar to Cold Stone creamery (with the marble slab), except much more ~sciencey~. Keep reading for my order and experience!
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Shin-sen-gumi Hakata Ramen & Wandering Around Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen Welcome to another edition of ~Sachie’s California Food Diaries!~ Today, we’re going to take a look at some delicious Japanese ramen from Shin-sen-gumi. With a few locations throughout LA, Shin-sen-gumi Hakata Ramen is the go-to, hotspot location for authentic Japanese Ramen! The little Tokyo location was absolutely packed during the Anime Expo weekend, so we decided to return the week after. You may remember my trip to the Fountain Valley location by Huntington Beach last year! That post actually came in handy because I remember I really liked my order, and I’m glad I wrote it down.
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Santa Monica Pier & Gen Korean BBQ | A Week in California

An evening stroll on the Santa Monica Pier… Following our day trip to the Getty Museum (which you can read about here,) we decided to head on down to Santa Monica! The main purpose of our trip was to stop by Third Street Promenade to do a spot of shopping (hello Madewell, Cotton On, and most importantly… Uniqlo!). I follow a ton of LA vloggers on Youtube, so it was really funny for me when I stepped into the little shopping plaza at the end of the street and felt like I had been there before!
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Uncle Tetsu’s Angel Cafe; Toronto’s First Maid Cafe!

Uncle Tetsu’s Angel Cafe… Tucked away in the heart of the Toronto is a huge Otaku secret. In their efforts to expand and introduce Toronto to Japanese food culture, the famous Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecake cafe has opened up a maid cafe. Maid cafes are a prominent and reoccuring theme in Japanese anime and otaku culture, and can famously be found in areas of Tokyo such as Akihabara. Maid cafes combine elements of anime, and cosplay culture – it is often a small, brightly lit, and pastel coloured cafe. Customers are greeted with a hearty “Irasshaimase!” or welcome! Girls in maid uniforms (think…
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Gyugyuya Curry & Tsujiri Matcha Cafe | Japanese Food in Toronto

Japanese Food in Toronto – Gyugyuya Curry and Tsujiri Matcha Cafe There’s nothing I love more than finding new places to eat in Toronto – I’m slowly working my way through an endless number of restaurant recommendations! Last week, Mle and I decided to wander downtown and check out some new restaurants and cafes. Coincidentally, both places were for Japanese style cuisine. If you’re a frequent reader of this blog (or instagram follower), you’ll know that I absolutely love Japanese curry! I even posted a recipe a little while ago! Gyugyuya curry had been on my list for a while…
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