Sunday, September 19, 2010

Chaya Happy Hour, Early Fall

525 South Flower
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 236-9577

Chaya hosts my favorite happy hour, full stop.

Above, T's Seeing Double and my standard dry Belvedere martini with two olives. Two, not three, I find three annoying.

Sea salted eda mame.

I am currently harassing Chaya for their poke recipe. It's my favorite mainland poke, and I have tried dozens. This is the only one this side of the Pacific that is worthy. My co-worker Bob just this week caught some tuna in Baja....there will be a frozen piece in the kitchen at work for me on Monday and I want to make poke. I need this recipe. Need. Non-negotiably.

Above, a small pork belly dish with Asian greens, red onion and cucumber. The flavor profiles of this dish kept the pork belly light and savory. 

Sadly, Chaya's Happy Hour menu on their website is not up to date and I have recollection what this last dish was. T will know. She has a mind like steel trap. Nevermind, it was all delicious and the perfect foil to a much needed Friday night on the town.


t said...

My steel trap was slightly greased open by a couple glasses of Torrentes. But me thinks it was grilled octopus with celery and a mild aioli. That was a fun night.

weezermonkey said...

I think Chaya's happy hour is the best downtown! Yes!

Food, she thought. said...

@t ah yes! grilled octopus! love ocotpus!

@weezer it's solid. love the grilled meats on Mondays