Thursday, December 23, 2010

Just added labels to my blog page!

Now you can go to labels (located on the right hand side of my blog) and check out which places I have gone to. I labeled it by type of food and city to make it easier to check out. Please send me any feedback you have to try to make this a better search tool for you!

Sasaki Food Time - New Seoul Korean BBQ

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Some ideas for next year!

Hi all!
I'm already hard at work on some ideas for next year! There will be a series on my favorite places in The Disneyland Resort! There will also be a series on my favorite places to eat! I will also start a fan favorite series that will feature you and I at your favorite place! So many ideas and so many places to go! You are always welcome to join me on my food adventures even if you do not want to appear on video!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New video format!

Check out the new video format!

Hit the link above and let me know what you think of the new video format created, shot and edited by Toda!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Changes to the video posts are coming!

That's right there will be some changes to the videos that you see on my blog! The hard work of my friend Brenden Toda will incorporate the logo as well as the great song by Emily Simonian! Hopefully the first new format video will be up and running and we would appreciate the feedback!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Check out A Nose For Wine, my friend's new wine blog

Hi Sasaki Food Time fans! I want you to check out my friend Michael silver's new blog A Nose For Wine. He just started it up today and I expect great content from him in the future! Stop by say hi and tell him you would like to see a Sasaki Food Time and A nose For Wine mashup in the future!

Going to Emily Simonian's CD Release Party Tomorrow!

That's right, I am off to The Mint in L.A. tomorrow afternoon for Emily's cd release party! Emily is the voice you hear on my official food blog song! Hit the link below to go to her website and listen to some of her amazing music!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mad Wolf with Barker!

So I finally went to Mad Wolf Mongolian BBQ with my good friend Michael Barker. What a great place. Only $10 for all you can eat and great service makes this a place to come back again and again. My friend Michael is a really picky eater and as you can see from the video below, he only used beef and noodles and teriyaki sauce on his bowls. I on the other hand combined chicken, beef and pork with cabbage, celery, sprouts, and scallions with a mixture of teriyaki, curry, garlic, Ginger, spicy and mild sauces. Great food and great company at a great price cannot be beat! They are located at Imperial and harbor next to Albertson's.

Jason at Mad Wolf

Jason and Michael at Mad Wolf

Off on a food adventure with a picky eater!

Hi all -
 I am off on another food adventure with my good friend Michael who is one of the pickiest eaters I know! We are going to one of his favorite places so this should be interesting! Hopefully pics and a video to follow this evening!

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Christmas logo is up!

Check out the Christmas Sasaki Food Time logo! Thanks once again to Jerrod for his amazing artwork!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving and that Sasaki Food Time will be taking some time off for the Holidays but will be back soon with more food reviews. So have a safe Thanksgiving and eat a lot!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Nutella and banana waffle from Bruxie

S'mores waffle at Bruxie

Buttermilk chicken and waffle from Bruxie

Review of Wood Ranch

First of all how have I never been here before? I ate here the other night with my good friends Brian and Kevin. This was Kevin's suggestion by the way. The place was packed but great service by our waiter. He was polite, upbeat and just a great all around person. Reminder - if you have great service let the manager know and have him/her pass it on to their employee. Good news is so rarely passed on. But back to the review. They bring you these amazing garlic butter rolls that are soft and warm. I think I ate about five. I had to force myself to stop eating them. The menu is simple but I like simple and I couldn't figure out what to get. I decided upon baby back ribs and BBQ chicken with fries and baked beans. They offer one item all the way to four items on their BBQ combos! Plus add two sides to that as well and you have a feast! The BBQ sauce is amazing - just really addicting with a slight kick in it. The ribs were pretty much fall of the bone meat and the chicken was juicy! We all will come back again and we thanked the manager for some great service by our waiter!

My baby back ribs and BBQ chicken combo at Wood Ranch

One of the amazing garlic butter rolls from Wood Ranch

Wood Ranch Honey Blonde

New reviews soon!

Hi All! Yes, there will be new reviews soon of several places that I have been to the last week or two! Other projects have kept me away but I will be back with at least one new review soon! Eat well and please keep sending me new places to head to!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Clancy's Clubhouse Happy Hour Review

Sasaki Food time back again! Finally made it literally across the street to Clancy's Clubhouse as suggested by my buddy DJ!
Domestic beers are $2.50! Well drinks are $4.50 and martini's are $6! Then they have a limited selection of appetizers all for $5 each! My bff Brittney had the nachos which was a massive plate as you can see from the pic below! She pretty much demolished all of them! I had the wings with the mango habanero sauce which was just perfect. nice and freshly hot wings with a nice sweet and spicy sauce! Then I had the chipotle shrimp taquitos. They were ok as I was expecting more shrimp. but great service and great atmosphere and we will be back again!

Chipotle Shrimp Taquitos from Clancy's Clubhouse

Wings with Mango Habanero sauce from Clancy's Clubhouse

Sam Adams Winter Lager from Clancy's Clubhouse

Happy Hour Nachos from Clancy's Clubhouse

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Do you want Sasaki Food Time to review your favorite place?

Do you want me to go and review your favorite restaurant? Well now is your chance! Tell me why this is the place for me to go and review and I will pick the top 5 places to go!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Sasaki Food Time logo for Thanksgiving is up!

Check out the new logo for Thanksgiving! Thanks once again goes out to Jerrod who is just amazingly talented!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Some of my favorite deals out there for Happy Hour Week in Orange County

Hi there Food Fans! I'm back from vacation and thought I'd let you know some of my favorite places during Happy hour Week in Orange county which just happens to be this week!

Brasserie Pascal in Newport Beach is two $10 platters that just sound amazing and are far too large to list here and easily will that serve two people. You can also order $5 Champagne cocktails.
Commonwealth Lounge in Fullerton and Newport Beach has $4 craft beers, $5 martinis and lots of pub grub, including half-racks of baby backs for just $6. This is where I will most likely be tomorrow!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Hour Week in Orange County starts today!

First we discussed OC Resturant Week and now it's the start of Happy Hour Week! Pretty much the same restaurants involved for Restaurant Week are involved in Happy hour Week! check out the link here to Happy Hour Week! Have fun and I'll send you my tips on some of the places I'll be going to this week!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Getting Ready for a Food Adventure!

I will be heading off to NoCal for the weekend and trying a few new places! Expect new reviews after the weekend!

Friday, October 15, 2010

One Week until my first food blog vacation!

So I am mixing business with pleasure as I get ready to head up to Northern California this coming Friday! I get to mix my two favorite passions - Food and Disney! So there will be a lack of updates this coming week but rest assured that there will be new reviews and videos during my trip! My friend Rachelle and I are planning on visiting American Cupcake, Fenton's and hopefully Tex Wasabi's! Along the way we are visiting The Walt Disney Family Museum and the Pixar 25th Anniversary Exhibit! Maybe there will be some other places thrown in between but we shall see!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Official Sasaki Food Time Song!

That's right! You have been hearing about it and here it is - the official Sasaki Food Time Blog Song sung by the talented Emily Simonian! hope you enjoy it! It's embedded on my page and is set on autoplay! So when you click on the page it is there to greet you!

The Anaheim White House Review

So first I have to start off with, why have I never been here before? Owner Bruno Serato told me that I must make sure to return here and not wait 20 years to come in for a visit! After tonight I will be back time and time again! The ambiance is picture perfect. We just came in for desserts and coffee while we listened to the silky jazz sounds of Emily Simonian who was performing live inside the White House. Emily who is amazingly talented and her voice blended in perfectly with the atmosphere of this amazing restaurant. By the way even though Emily is the voice of my official food blog song, trust me when I tell you that she is a talent waiting to be discovered. I'm attending her cd release party in L.A. in December but enough of that for now. The desserts were amazing and we had a tough time deciding! And for those of you who know me, you know that's amazing just on it's own! I had the dolce al zabaglione, a delicious white cake with creme and strawberries. The cake was light and reminded me of a moist hawaiian sweet bread. The creme topping had a wonderful liquor flavor to it. My friends Andrew and Katey had a wonderful apple tart and a chocolate banana tart. Both came topped with spun sugar that was much like cotton candy. There was very little to no talking at the table once the desserts arrived. We will be back!

Emily Simonian who sings the official Sasaki Food Time blog song

Complimentary champagne from the owner of Anaheim White House

The dolce al zabaglione at Anaheim White House

The apple tart from Anaheim White House

The chocolate banana tart from Anaheim White House

Anaheim White House tonight

I'm heading to the white house - The Anaheim White House tonight for dessert and to listen to the amazingly talented Emily Simonian. She is the upcoming artist who performs my upcoming official Sasaki Food Time blog theme song!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Thanks everyone who came out to celebrate 10-10-10 with me at Alcatraz Brewing Company last night! There will be many more events like this in the future!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Hour Week is coming October 24th-30th

That's right the next event is coming up and it's Happy Hour Week! Very similar to OC Restaurant Week but focusing on great deals during Happy Hour! Pretty much the same restaurants that were participating in OC Restaurant Week also participate in Happy Hour Week! So starting October 24th until the 30th, you will be able to find great deals during Happy Hour and many places will offer a longer Happy Hour!

There will be more info to follow!


OC Restaurant Week 2011

That's right OC Restaurant Week comes back next year in either February or March of 2011! And if you follow me then you'll be in the know of all the latest in what's happening and what are some of the best options out there!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

This Sunday October 10th at Alcatraz Brewing Company at The Block!

The great folks at Alcatraz Brewing company at The Block have this cool deal this Sunday:

On 10.10.10, we’ll open at 10am for your football viewing pleasure. We’ll serve an Alcatraz Burger + Beer for $10, and all pitchers of beer will be $10 (usually $16) all day long.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Walt Disney Studios visit!

Today I went to visit The Walt Disey Studios - the place that Walt built after the profits fro Snow White! And why was I here? To eat at the studio commissary of course! They recently changed managements and the food is now really healthy and it is reflected in the ingredients. There is a Chinese food section, a pizza section, a Mexican food section, a grill section for burgers, a grilled cheese bar, a fresh sandwich bar and a massive salad bar! Too top it off a great assortment of desserts! I literally walked around three times trying to figure out what I was going to have. I finally decided to try the grilled cheese bar. They offer three different grilled cheese sandwiches and I had the grilled cheese with bacon, tomatoes and cheddar. It was amazingly delicious and came with homemade chips and a pickle. Great healthy food and I'll be back.

TWDS commissary desserts!

TWDS commissary yet another part of the salad bar

TWDS commissary part of the salad bar

TWDS commissary today's selection from the grill

TWDS commissary great selection of sandwiches

TWDS commissary of course they had Walt's chili!

TWDS commissary

TWDS commissary grilled cheese bar

TWDS commissary

TWDS commissary

I am heading to The Walt Disney Studios today.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Walt Disney Studios

I will be visiting one of my favorite places tomorrow - The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. Perhaps there will be a food review or two from there!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Review of Geisha House

The last day of OC Restaurant Week was amazing! My friend Rachelle and I went to Geisha House in Santa Ana, located across the street from the Main Place Mall.

This was well worth the price and especially after reading all of the negative reviews on YELP! It makes me think to not trust YELP! so much. But anyways off to the review.

We both decided to do the six course $30 menu.

The first course we both had the miso soup. Now miso soup is like comfort food to me. It was served nice and hot just the way it should be.

The next course we both went for the mixed greens with the soy ginger dressing. Soy ginger dressing is already one of my favorites as my mom made it and this one was close to my mom's recipe - I think they actually took it from her.

For the third course I went with the albacore carpaccio which was impressive. The slices of albacore were matched perfectly with the balsamic jalepeno sauce. Rachelle went with the kanpachi serrano a lovely blend of amberjack with a light lemon ponzo sauce. The citric acid went perfectly with the amberjack.

Next up was the white samurai roll. This was just a wonderful blend of spicy tuna and spicy crab with more albacore. Rachelle went with the surf and turf roll and lovely blend of lobster with thinly sliced melt in your mouth filet mignon.

For our main entree with both choose the grilled filet mignon in a soy, garlic and sesame sauce which was to die for. The filet mignon melted in your mouth and the suce was just savory. The side of asparagus was perfect with a nice crunch and more of that delicious sauce that was marinated with the filte mignon.

Fro dessert I went with the coconut creme brulee which was just perfect though I wish the serving size was a bit larger. It was rich and creamy and not very overpowering on coconut flavor. Rachelle went with the crisp fruit wontons which were hot and delicious.

Speaking for the two of us, we will be back to Geisha House! totally worth the prix fixe menu deal and please do not believe the reviews in YELP!

Geisha House 1st course miso soup

Geisha House 3rd Course albacore carpaccio

Geisha House 2nd course mixed greens with soy Ginger dressing

Geisha House 4th Course white samurai roll - yeah I forgot to take a photo

Geisha House 5th course grilled filet mignon

Geisha House 6th course crispy fruit filled wontons

Geisha House 6th course coconut creme brûlée

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hello Foodies!

Good morning! You only have until Saturday to go out and try one of the amazing prix fixe menus at over 122 restaurants as part of OC Restaurant Week! Go and try someplace new or go back to an old favorite!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

JT Schmid's $30 prix fixe menu options during OC Restaurant Week

So Steph and I went out to JT Schmid's this evening to try their $30 prix fixe menu and I have to say we were both impressed. The attention of the staff wasn't the best but it soon picked up by our wonderful waitress.

The $30 prix fixe menu includes a flight of their craft beers. That alone is worth trying the prix fixe meal.

The first course that I selected was the ahi poke which was exceptional. The tuna was just grade a sashimi. It was served on a wonton chip over a nice fresh green lettuce and a ponzo style sauce. Steph went with the chicken and avocado eggrolls. She thoroughly enjoyed them.

The second course was the blue cheese top sirloin steak. I choose the homemade coleslaw and garlic mashed potatoes as my sides. I should have went with Steph and got the rack of baby back ribs which as you can see in the photo below this review that it was a full rack of ribs. Steph only ate like half of them because the portion was just that huge.

For the third course Steph went with the double fudge ice cream sandwich. It was rich and creamy. Just perfect! I went with the bread pudding which was amazing. It was served nice and warm as it was made fresh and came right out of the oven.

We had a great time and the food was great with enormous portions. So come hungry. Just don't expect the best hostesses.

So you have a few days left for OC Restaurant Week or you'll have to wait until next year!

Steph went with the double fudge ice cream sandwich

For dessert I had the bread pudding

I went with the bleu cheese steak

2nd course Steph had the full rack of ribs

Steph had the chicken and avocado eggrolls

1st course I had the ahi poke

Flight of beer

It's time for another dining adventure!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Review of RA Sushi in HB

As my first tour on the OC Restuarant Week I went with my friend Kevin to RA Sushi to try their prix fixe $20 four course dinner. I was afraid that I wouldn't be full on only four courses but I was happily proven wrong! There are about three or four different options for each course.

The first course I choose your basic edamame but with garlic and rock salt. The portion size was much larger than I expected!

The next course I choose the spicy crispy treats. They were these really tasty rice paper hand rolls stuffed with crispy rice and spicy tuna, mixed with cucumber, lettuce and avacado. They also came with a nice and spicy soy chili sauce.

For my third course I decided to go with the Viva Las Vegas roll. Perhaps too much Vegas on my mind! But this roll was unique and amazingly tasty! It's a realyl ncie blend of crab and cream cheese that is tempura fried
 with spicy tuna on top.The sauce is a nice sweet eel sauce.

And for the finally both Kevin and I ordered the cinammom temupra ice cream. Our waitress warned us both about how massive this dessert was and I scoffed at first. Then this massive plate of fried goodliness came out. Just amazing!

So come and check out RA or revisit it! A great and friendly staff. Not really kid friendly since the atmosphere is very club like. I'll be back for more RA Sushi! I'll be back!

4th course : Cinammon Tempura ice cream

3rd course : Viva Las Vegas Roll from RA Sushi

2nd course : Spicy Rice Crispy Treats

1st course : garlic edamame from RA Sushi

Sunday, September 26, 2010

CafePress Sasaki Food Time Official Merchandise Store

Jason at the Mitsuwa Food Court

Bitter Almond KitKat

Framboise KitKat

Jason at PBR Rock Bar in Vegas

Jason at serendipity

The BFF at Joe's Italian Ice

Jason at M&M Donuts

Jason at The Habit

Jason at Donut Man

Jason tries the banana kitkat

Jason at Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Blueberry Kit Kat

Welcome to the new home of the Sasaki Food Time Blog! Here you will find all the old videos and all the new updates as well! Thank you for all of your support! Please send in your reviews or places we all need to go and try!