Andrew arrives in the fast-paced, star-studded city of Los Angeles where the variety of food reflects the diversity of the people who live there. He takes a food tour of LA, and samples tempura chicken ...Go to Episode
Andrew begins his food tour in Culver City where he visits a trendy Gastro Pub owned by the son of actor Harrison Ford. Andrew eats whole baby pig, deep-fried pig ears, deep-fried pig eyeballs and head cheese with calabria peppers and pickled onions.
9531 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Andrew and food blogger Eddie Lin reach the next stop by plane, taxiing into the Santa Monica airport for dinner at Typhoon. They sample scorpions on shrimp toast, white sea worms served Thai-style and chambai ants with potato strings.
3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, 2nd floor, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Andrew wraps up his food tour of Los Angeles back in Santa Monica with a trip to celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck's restaurant, Chinois. He tries catfish, tempura chicken testicles, duck's feet, cockscomb and Peking Duck with plum sauce.
2709 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Andrew's dining takes a healthy turn when he makes a stop at Mr. Wisdom's Hare Krishna Restaurant and Juice Bar. Specials include wheatgrass and barley combo shot and the rejuvilac, a fermented mixture of ground wheatberry paste and water.
3526 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90043
Western Soondae Restaurant
Andrew samples some of the city's ethnic restaurants and street food. The first stop is at a Korean restaurant that specializes in soondae, a blood sausage. Andrew tries pork liver, pork tongue, pork lung, pork trotter and soondae with rice.
543 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020
The World Famous Oki Dog
Andrew makes his way to a Hollywood hot dog stand called The World Famous Oki Dog. The house specialty is the oki bomb, two hot dogs with cabbage, sauerkraut, onions, pastrami, chili, cheese, mustard and pickles wrapped in two tortilla shells.
860 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
Andrew and Eddie Lin have dessert at Scoops, an ice cream shop featuring some unique flavors. The pair try brown bread ice cream, avocado foie gras ice cream, durian ice cream, mint nicotine ice cream and banana, peanut butter, bacon ice cream.
712 N. Heliotrope Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90029
Andrew checks in with celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa for his signature dishes. Andrew tastes Santa Barbara shrimp, octopus triadito, monkfish with caviar, shrimp sashimi and uni shooter, sea urchin roe in a shot glass with sake, ponzu and a quail egg.
903 N. La Cienga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069