I LIKE MEAT IN MY BUNZ @ THE BUN SHOP - LOS ANGELES

ADDRESS:
151 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
**Near Korea Town
(They have their own designated parking behind their store but I didn't know that at first. Luckily, I was able to find parking on the street!)
thebunshopla.com <<-You can order online and pick-up quickly at the store!


"LETS PRETEND TO BE TOURISTS AND TAKE TOURISTY PHOTOS" - I SAID SUGGESTED TO KEV...
KEV, MY PHOTOGRAPHER, TOLD ME TO LOOK MORE EXCITED. AND THIS IS THE RESULT:
BECAUSE THEY GIVE US WATER IN A FANCY VASE TYPE LOOKING CONTAINER, I JUST HAD TO PHOTOGRAPH IT. HAD TO.





HERE COMES THE MUSHY COUPLE SELFIES WE HAVE TO TAKE EVERY TIME WE GO ON A DATE. I DECIDED TO SHARE SOME WITH YOU REATERS THIS TIME! ^___^




FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
THE BEEFY, THE SPICY PORK, THE KATSU CHICKEN 
WHICH WERE ALL FREAKIN DELICIOUS BUNZ IN MA MOUTHHH!


THE SHOP FRIES!
BASICALLY THEIR VERSION OF THE GARLIC FRIES + ROSEMARY. 
WITH A SIDE OF STANDARD MACARONI SALAD





THEY'VE GOT SOME SICKKKKKKKK WALL ART UP IN HERE!

ALWAYS REASSURING TO KNOW THE RESTAURANTS I GO TO HAVE AN "A" GRADE FOR FOOD INSPECTION


Last Saturday, I was really debating on whether or not I should have gone to the last day of the KTOWN x OC BLOCK PARTY at the Angels Stadium. I was basically 80% going to go until my friend Nancy informed me that when she got there, there is a $10 parking fee. $10 y'all ... that aain't cheap at all.  Immediately after hearing that information from her, I made up my mind not to go to the KTOWN NIGHT MARKET because come on...why would I wanna pay $10 in addition to the entrance fee of $3 just to also pay more money to eat food.

Instead, I made a better decision.

Spontaneously, after deciding not to go to Ktown Night Market anymore, I called up Kev and suggested to go on an L.A adventure! WOO! Our first stop was an Asian/Mexican fusion restaurant that I've been basically dying to try: THE BUN SHOP. 

DON'T YOU JUST LOVE SOME SOFT BUNS FILLED WITH DELICIOUS MEAT? I SURE DO!

The Bun Shop basically takes the Chinese Restaurant version of the "peking duck in steamed buns" favorite to a whole notha level y'all! They don't have duck here on their menu but they DO have your typical taco favorites cradled in a SOFT AND FLUFFY STEAMED BUN. MMmmmMMMmm!

I always loved eating steamed buns as a kid, especially whenever my parents would take me to go to a Chinese Restaurant or when they just simply buy it from a Vietnamese/Chinese bakery. My mom even used to make the most delicious steamed buns ever from scratch (I wish she still did)! But at The Bun Shop I can enjoy the result of Mexican + Chinese food intertwining to create a "taco" with a steamed bun shell.

So enough about my personal thoughts and stories! Here's what Kev and I shared:

  1. BEEFY:
    • This is Kev's favorite! 
    • The meat is soft here and more thickly served. What I mean is, it's in chunks or at least that's what my mouth felt!
    • The huge tempura fried onion is a perfect addition as well!
  2. KATSU:
    • Very crunchy and delicious
  3. SPICY PORK:
    • This is my favorite! It's also Kev's #2 fave
    • It's actually a bit spicy so be careful!
    • The meat is soft and just the way I like it
  4. SHOP FRIES:
    • Looooove the garlic! It's not too strong enough that it would give you bad breath
    • I love that they paired it with Rosemary. It tastes very herbal-ly
  5. MACARONI SALAD (as the side):
    • Kev: This is quite bland like something I could just get at a store.
    • I also agreed. It's just your typical very standard macaroni salad. Nothing special really.
  6. OVERALL:
    • The bun itself is amaaaaaaaaazing. It's super soft!! I love soft buns ^___^
    • The tacos are decent sized. Probably the same typical size you would get at a Taqueria (but of course with buns instead of the tortilla.)
I would definitely come back! The place is very clean and the workers are nice. The concept of the food is very unique and delicious!


2 comments:

  1. LOL @ Headline.

    How much hop would a Hoppie Hop if a Hoppie could hop Hoppie?

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    1. LOOL I've got jokes I know. and lol your comment.. really Ben?!

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