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Sanuki Sandou

Soba or Udon, anyone? The revamped Mitsuwa in West LA, is beginning to turn into an almost cool place. First it’s a remodel of the market, then it’s Santouka ramen, now it’s Sanuki Sandou. The plastic food display always works. As you can see, the food is reasonable. Next to Santouka Ramen, Sanuki Sandou will be a fixture. Sanuki, from what I understand is a noodle company. If you’re a fan of the beloved Udon spot that’s now closed down, this has some of the same staff. In the kitchen, I saw the dude who ran the old udon place. A healthy portion of zaru soba is $2.80 and it’s still served on the bamboo mat. This is great deal....

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Sanuki Sandou

Soba or Udon, anyone? The revamped Mitsuwa in West LA, is beginning to turn into an almost cool place. First it's a remodel of the market, then it's Santouka ramen, now it's Sanuki Sandou.The plastic food display always works. As you can see, the food is reasonable. Next to Santouka Ramen, Sanuki Sandou will be a fixture. Sanuki, from what I understand is a noodle company. If you're a fan of the...

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Pho Hong Phat

Who wants pho? In Long Beach on Anaheim Blvd is Pho Hong Phat. Taken by art director friend, Ian who gives this place the thumbs up, I went for the taste test. Of course, the first thing to try is the special pho, in the large size. The spot isn’t pretty, there was no grade to be found in the window, but the space actually has a second room to help fit the pho fans. However, at the wrong time, people doget stuck waiting outside. It shows up looking like this. Hot and very simple, the meat is red and the tripe is furry. Of course, you have to break in the basil, bean sprouts, and maybe a chili or...

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Pho Hong Phat

Who wants pho? In Long Beach on Anaheim Blvd is Pho Hong Phat. Taken by art director friend, Ian who gives this place the thumbs up, I went for the taste test. Of course, the first thing to try is the special pho, in the large size. The spot isn't pretty, there was no grade to be found in the window, but the space actually has a second room to help fit the pho fans. However, at the wrong time,...

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Meals on wheels

Tilapia, brown rice, potato and yam, assorted veggies… wildrice fried rice no eggs – these look like rat turds and I’d know that. Katraj lunch buffet – the dude who works here has a kick ass turban and facial hair. A lot of Indian spots have good food, that’s a given, but this place had fresh pineapple and melon. That’s awesome. It’s funny how they also had four kinds of chicken, and they almost all tasted the same. The spinach is always good and naan, plain or garlic comes with it for 7.95. It’s a dollar or two out of people’s normal lunch ranges, but it’s worth it.Natraj Cuisine Of India5262 E 2nd St Long Beach, CA(562) 930-0930 at gr/eats...

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