Massive post-Thanksgiving fooding roundup.
Post-UCLA vs. Stanford (UCLA got slaughtered, ugh) stop at Cluck2Go for some pretty solid Hainan chicken rice. Cold cucumber wasn't pretty, but it was large and tasty enough. Can't quite place it, but while the Los Angeles area now has a few decent Hainan chicken options, none quite match the umami of Savoy's version. Topped the day's fooding off with a taro smoothie at Half and Half. Nomnomnom!
Hit Leo's Taco Truck a few days later with Ants. The tacos are some of the best in LA if you like grilled meats, with the al pastor being particularly good. Bunche and tripas are good too! This was a contrast to the second stop, Coolhause ice cream, which was a decent truck but is now a forgettable storefront. There's just too much gourmet ice cream around LA these days to rest on your laurels or settle for a less-than-ideal location, which isn't really fair, but is very emblematic of the tough, crowded market.
Fooding roundup ends with Andi visiting for dan dan noodles at Killer Noodle; aka more car club friends randomly dropping by. Some solid car talk over the decidedly non-traditional take on dan dan mein on Sawtelle (aka Little Osaka), along with a decently tasty pork bun. Ended up introducing Andi to the concept of Sichuan peppercorns and their delayed heat, as opposed to/in concert with more traditional spicy. Left satisifed!