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Ramen Reimagined: Daikokuya in Los Angeles

March 18, 2015 9:01 am

A popular Little Tokyo ramen shop, Daikokuya is known for its delicious, hearty Japanese dishes—and its ever-present line, composed of its many local fans. Make sure your entire party is present when you put your name down for a table, and kill the hour-plus wait time by taking a stroll through the neighborhood.

Regulars strongly recommend the gyoza, the spicy miso ramen, and the daikoku ramen. Don’t be afraid to order the rich, hearty kotteri broth. The noodles here are said to be perfectly cooked, and the broth is flavorful and filling. Have your noodles prepared the way you like them and add additional toppings, such as bean sprouts, egg, nori, and chashu pork. If you don’t like ramen or just want something different, try the salmon sashimi bowl, the beef bowl, the teriyaki eel bowl, or the shredded pork bowl.

Parking nearby can be hard to find, but the quick service makes up for any extra time spent in the car.

327 E. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-1680

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2015 7:32 am

May the luck of the Irish be with you! How will you be celebrating today?

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Can’t Sleep? These Foods Might Be to Blame

March 13, 2015 10:02 am

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for maintaining your health, but there are a number of things that can stand in the way of you and a solid eight hours of rest. If you frequently eat before bed, these foods might be to blame.

  1. Ice cream. There are few things better than relaxing with a bowl of ice cream while you watch your favorite shows, but this sweet treat could contribute to your insomnia.
  2. Pasta. Pasta is loaded with carbohydrates, which make you feel very full and may cause discomfort when you’re tossing and turning in bed. It also has a high glycemic index, which increases your blood sugar and makes it difficult to fall asleep.
  3. Pizza. Like pasta, pizza has a high number of carbohydrates that make you feel bloated and uncomfortable. The acidic sauce and greasy toppings also react together to cause heartburn, which is not something that anyone wants before falling asleep!
  4. Red meats. Red meats such as steak or burgers take much longer to digest than other foods, which makes your stomach work overtime while you’re trying to fall asleep. If you have to eat a late dinner, opt for smaller portions of lean meats instead.

10 Foods to Avoid Before Bed [Fox News]
The 10 Best and Worst Foods to Eat for Sleep [Fitness]
The 5 Worst Types of Foods to Eat Late at Night [Prevention]
9 Things You Should Never Eat or Drink After 9 P.M. [Bodybuilding]

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