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Daichan Japanese Food: Noodle Bowls, Sushi and Sake Flights

March 18, 2015 4:04 pm

Studio City has more than its share of sushi restaurants that vary greatly in terms of quality and affordability, but Daichon on Ventura Boulevard offers something different: affordable, authentic Japanese comfort food that promises to be of the highest quality. There are sushi and sashimi options, of course, but regulars go right for the poki bowls, curry udon noodles, and katsu-dons. If you are feeling adventurous, give the sake flights a try, since this restaurant has a range of options that you won't find replicated anywhere else.

The restaurant's cozy setting and relaxed atmosphere make it a good location for a low-pressure date or a catch-up lunch with a friend. Be forewarned, though, that Daichan Japanese Food is often busy and parking in the lot can be tricky. At peak hours it might be best to make a reservation and use the valet service.

Daichan Japanese Food
11288 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 980-8450

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2015 2:40 pm

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

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Flavor Meets Nutrition in These Easy Kale Recipes

March 13, 2015 5:05 pm

Heralded for its nutritional benefits, kale is a having a moment in the culinary world. However, this dark, leafy green requires a little finesse and experience to cook correctly. Here are three recipes to help you get the most out of that fresh bunch of kale:

Whole-Grain Spaghetti With Garlicky Kale and Tomatoes [Real Simple]
Whole grain spaghetti provides a fiber-rich foundation for this weeknight-friendly recipe. Roasted almonds add a little crunch to contrast the tender texture of the kale leaves, which are sauteed in garlic and oil. We suggest adding a handful of white beans to add a little more protein to the dish.

Sauteed Kale [Food Network]
Never cooked kale before? Let this recipe from Food Network star Bobby Flay show you the way. One bunch of kale is sauteed in olive oil and garlic over medium-high heat, then allowed to simmer in a little bit of vegetable stock for optimal flavor.

Chicken and Kale Casserole [Martha Stewart]
A hearty casserole perfect for cooler month, this recipe only takes a little over an hour, start to finish. Shredded chicken is mixed with ricotta cheese and lemon zest, then combined with pasta shells and chopped kale in a casserole dish. Parmesan cheese is sprinkled on top, becoming golden-brown in the oven.

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