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Japanese style Hamburg

ajmojave Nov 3, 2012 08:41 PM

It is one of my favorite dishes. I order it whenever it is a special at southbay izakaya's. Does anyone have some suggestion where to find some? at the moment Bloom Japanese restaurant in Lomita has my favorite. they serve it japanese style of italian style.

any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.

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    Alice RE: ajmojave Nov 4, 2012 12:36 AM

    they have it at several places on sawtelle: nijiya market as a bento, sawtelle kitchen and also i believe at blue marlin.

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      New Trial RE: ajmojave Nov 4, 2012 01:53 AM

      Not sure if this is what you are looking for but here is a thread on the recently opened Humble Potato: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/875524

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        Johnny L RE: New Trial Nov 4, 2012 02:15 AM

        I think OP wants hambagu steak which is just a hamburger served as a steak.

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          ajmojave RE: Johnny L Nov 4, 2012 05:28 AM

          that is right Johnny L

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          J.L. RE: New Trial Nov 4, 2012 12:59 PM

          Clarification: "Hamburg" is one of the most common casual food items in Japan. Usually served with rice, it is a steak more resembles meatloaf than hamburger.

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            Tripeler RE: J.L. Nov 4, 2012 04:06 PM

            That's right. There is often a lot of filler (such as panko) in the ground meat, and it is often served with a demiglace sauce topping.

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          raizans RE: ajmojave Nov 4, 2012 07:55 AM

          how's bloom? any improvement over il chianti?

          out of tamatebako, yuzu, and inaba steakhouse, the latter makes my favorite hamburg steak.

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            ajmojave RE: raizans Nov 6, 2012 03:10 PM

            We really enjoy Bloom. It is not as good as Il Chianti was 4-5 years ago, but much better than what it became.

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              mstinawu RE: ajmojave Nov 7, 2012 11:06 AM

              I drove by Il Chianti and the other day and it looks like they have closed their doors.. :( Anyone know why?

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                ajmojave RE: mstinawu Nov 9, 2012 03:25 PM

                I only know that the food & service went downhill in a big way.

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            vickie2172 RE: ajmojave Nov 4, 2012 05:54 PM

            2117 restaurant on Sawtelle has a little take-out coffee place next door. They had a meatloaf bento plate that had a hefty chunk of the same dish that the restaurant served. The gravy was like a demi-glace. It was better than any hamburg I've ever had.

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              kevin RE: vickie2172 Nov 6, 2012 04:40 PM

              Is it related to 2117 restaurant ?

              Also is it all beef or beef/pork mixture ?


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                vickie2172 RE: kevin Nov 25, 2012 08:51 PM

                It's all beef. The owner had stopped making the bento boxes for Box Cafe. (Americans didn't like cold bento box.) He's thinking about offering warm bento boxes in ~ a month, ~ 12pm--3pm. The meatloaf is available in the restaurant, though.

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              pokipoki RE: ajmojave Nov 6, 2012 04:20 PM

              Wakasan on Westwood Blvd has it for lunch. It is delicious!! We have not gone in a while so their lunch menu may have changed.

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                kevin RE: pokipoki Nov 6, 2012 04:42 PM

                Is Wakasan's all beef ?

                And only on the lunch menu, correct ?


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                  pokipoki RE: kevin Nov 6, 2012 04:52 PM

                  I believe it is all beef and panko filler, I am sure if you call they can tell you if they mix any pork into it. Yes, only during lunch. It comes in a hot-pot like container with the demi-glace sauce and a sunny side egg.

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                    Tripeler RE: pokipoki Nov 6, 2012 11:22 PM

                    Quite likely it is made with "ai-biki" which is a combination of ground beef and ground pork, which is rather common in Japan. With panko as a filler, of course.

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