King Hua- Los Angeles Dim Sum with Sku's recent eats

SKU is a Los Angeles food and Whiskey blogger that I met through youtube. He does blogs about restaurants and food in LA and every Wednesday he writes about whiskey. Sku is a food explorer and he drives all over to find new places to eat. Yesterday, he took me to a place called the San Gabriel Valley. It's about 15 miles east of LA and has a very big population of Chinese and Taiwanese immigrants. There are thousands of Chinese restaurants everywhere. Sku took me to a very nice dimsum (ヤムチャ)restaurant called King Hua.

The dimsum was very yummy and I am a little sad that I am not eating it right now. They also have lots of sea animals in tanks. You get to choose which animal you want to eat and they take it out for you.

I only ate three of these shrimps, but I named them all.

From left to right, they are.
Tabitha, Jacob, Shintaroo, Junpei, Mia, Eric, Toby, Nathaniel, Naomi, Leah, Carl Jr, Steve, Ichiro, Kenta, Nokko, Bruce, Perry, Jonathan, Linda, Pedro, Mandy and Candy (twins), Penelope, Todd, Yurie, Yuki, Jean Bobo, Pierre, Fatima, Gogo, Bobo, Jojo, Momo, Mimi, Mokomoko, Yokopoko, Macchupicchu, Chappuchappu, and Jim.

I think it's nice to be able to make friends with an abalone before you eat him. Shown here is Bobby.

This duck is very tasty, but you don't get to choose him. Maybe it's hard to keep a lot of ducks in the middle of a big city. I would have like to have met this duck before I tasted him.

This friendly clam is called mirugai in Japanese. In America he is called a Geo Duck. I try to explain that he is not a duck, but nobody listens. He is very sweet, crunchy and tasty. I like to eat him raw or cooked in butter and garlics. His foot looks like an elephant's trunk but it tastes very different(and less tough).

These are called chicken knuckles. They are fried pieces of chicken's cartilage. I'm not sure where chicken's have knuckles, but I'm glad they do. I have one wish to ask all the chickens of the world, and this is it "Keep on being tasty. "

You can meet sku on youtube where he does videos about whiskey. If you want to know what the difference is between bourbon, scotch, Tennessee whiskey and rye, his videos can help you. I joined him in this one where he talks about Japanese whiskey.

Whiskey Minute

I met my friend SKU at a whiskey tasting event in Los Angeles. He is a whiskey and food lover. He has a popular blog about food in LA and whiskey and he also has a youtube channel where he teaches some basic lessons about whiskey...with videos like "What is Whiskey?"...."What is Scotch?" "What is Bourbon(shown above)" and "Why is daddy lying face down in the street again?" (The last video is not real.)

He was nice enough to have me on his video to do a tasting of Japanese whisky .

I like whiskey but I'm not as much of a fan as Sku-san.
I did visit the Yamazaki whiskey distillery in the Osaka area though.

There is all kind of whiskey you can find. Some tastes sweet like caramel, and some tastes like you are drinking the smoke from a camp fire. Whiskey is tasty, but drinking too much can make my brains angry at me. I'm sorry, brains.