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Menu Mining: Tuna Tuna Bowl at TOT Little Tokyo

Tuna Tuna!

Okay I’ll come clean: this post was promised to feature the incomparable Pig Candy at LOU (on Vine just above Melrose).

Unfortunately my schedule just didn’t permit me to get in there and order any in time to fit the time slot, so I’m giving you another awesome dish that I order like a mental patient: The Tuna Tuna Bowl at TOT in Little Tokyo.

“Tuna and Tuna” refers to the generous number of slices of delicious seared ahi which surround a lovely lump of spicy tuna in the center. All this atop more than enough romaine lettuce, with a neat kind of teryaki mayo dressing. Comes with miso soup and a pre-salad salad.

Here’s their whole lunch menu.

All this for $10.75!

TOT stands for TEISHOKUYA OF TOKYO. They’re open seven days a week, 11:30am to 11pm.

345 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 680-0344

9th Annual Japanese Food Festival

Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens

The 9th Annual Japanese Food Festival is drawing near.  October 25th, is the day to celebrate the best in local Japanese cuisine.  The all-you-can-eat experience is one of the best ways to be introduced to Japanese cuisine that you may have missed out on if you only eat at sushi restaurants.

Attendees will see a tremendous array of Japanese foods and beverages including sushi, sashimi, yakitori, tempura, curry, noodles, beer, sake, shochu, tea, and much more! Please be sure to bring your picture ID with you for alcohol tasting. Exhibitors will be presenting their finest products and assisting you enjoy Japanese foods and cultures more than your have ever experienced before. You may discover a new taste of genuine Japanese foods or adventure something new during this event.

There is also entertainment. In the previous years we watched various dancers, sumo exhibitions and taiko drummers. It’s a great way to spend a fall afternoon, drinking sake and eating fresh-made yakitori in the gardens of the Kyoto Grand Hotel.

The Japanese Food Festival is Oct. 25th, 11am – 3pm.  You can order your tickets online (deadline Oct.22), or purchase them at the hotel.