Kaya Street Kitchen, Los Angeles

Being Malaysian, I’m so accustomed to just walking out onto the street for amazing food – Malay, Chinese or Indian – that I tend to take it for granted. After 10 days in LA, I was sorely craving for some authentic Asian food. The ones that we tried (especially the Chinese takeaway) was horrendously bad. 😛 Thankfully, LA redeemed itself with Kaya Street Kitchen – … Continue reading Kaya Street Kitchen, Los Angeles

Angel’s Flight/Central Market/Broadway, Los Angeles

WHILE walking down the streets of LA, one might notice a bright pink funicular train and a short stretch of track heading up to Bunker Hill. Originally built in the 1940s, Angel’s Flight was dismantled and rebuilt several times – the most recent being 1996 – but is now permanently closed after a passenger died in an accident involving two colliding trains. The old structure … Continue reading Angel’s Flight/Central Market/Broadway, Los Angeles

Avila Adobe, Olvera Street Los Angeles

It’s easy to miss the entrance to the Avila Adobe while walking down Olvera Street in Downtown LA. The main door is closed and you can only enter through a tiny side door that is quite hidden from the main path. Go hunt for it though – it’s worth it. We’re talking about visiting the oldest existing house in Los Angeles! So much history waiting to … Continue reading Avila Adobe, Olvera Street Los Angeles

Olvera Street, Los Angeles

Stepping into the stretch that is Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles feels like walking into a tiny slice of Mexico (albeit a very touristy one!). Most of Southern California was once the domain of Spanish and Mexican governments, so its not surprising to see a large Latino population here. As Malaysia doesn’t have much of a Latin American crowd, visiting Olvera Street and taking … Continue reading Olvera Street, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Library & Walt Disney Concert Hall

It rarely rains in California – hence the drought – but the warm weather in LA reminds me of home. Had breakfast, then took a bus to Downtown LA. Americans are big on convenience –  almost everything has a drive-through or other. It was my first time seeing a Drive Thru Pharmacy… ironically, it was right next to a Fatburger drive-thru lol. Downtown LA is … Continue reading Los Angeles Library & Walt Disney Concert Hall

Trying Balut – Filipino Street food @ Dollar Hits, Los Angeles

While I like LA and its relatively less congested roads, convenient public transportation, parks and facilities – during my two week stay I found myself missing Malaysia – for the food. The loud, noisy hawker stalls and food courts, enjoying coffee at 1am in the morning at chic cafes, street food at bustling night markets, and just the overall food scene in general. There wasn’t … Continue reading Trying Balut – Filipino Street food @ Dollar Hits, Los Angeles