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Aug 15, 2006 10:02 PM

Where do you go to rejuvenate your taste buds?

Lately, I'm feeling burned-out by the restaurants I frequent. From the high end to the low end, nothing strikes me as mouth-watering or elicits a hearty growl of desire from my stomach. It could be I need to try new things, or I just need to mix it up. Where do you go when your taste buds need to rejuvenate?

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  1. I eat at home, after going to a farmers' market for inspiration.

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    1. re: Pei

      Ditto that sentiment.

      I usually stay home and go basic and simple.

      White rice and fried egg.

      Cold noodles with sesame paste.

      Noodles in chicken broth with tofu.


      Toast with good jam.


    2. Depending on what part of LA you are in, but frequently I head for the 626 area code and find either a Sichuan or Hunan restaurant and that really awakens all kinds of tastebuds, and then of course numbs them for the next two days, but in a good way.

      1. I think Sushi Zo rejuvenated my taste buds. Their omakase was full of flavors that refreshed the palette. The yuzu juice at the end adds a nice touch.

        I also think the fig, tomato and cheese sandwich at Surfas mixes it up a bit for a nice lunch.