Day 4 // Make Lunch Your Biggest Meal // Homemade Korean-style BBQ Fish Burrito | Birchbox Challenge

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Our minds have been hardwired to believe dinner is the most indulgent meal of the day. Instead of loading up at dinner, fill up on protein, good fats, and vegetables midday when your digestion peaks. It will keep your energy going throughout the afternoon.

Wayne and I made our interpretation of a Korean-style BBQ Fish Burrito. We wrapped tortilla with fresh, wholesome ingredients: marinated tilapia in a homemade Korean sauce (gochu jiang, a popular Korean red pepper paste + sesame oil + soy sauce), chopped fresh tomatoes, corn and chopped romaine greens tossed in sesame oil + soy sauce + seaweed. Recipe to come!

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{ recipe } summer favorite eats | 4-ingredient avocado + tofu + tomato salad

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Summer may be coming to an end, but the heat remains. This is another favorite summertime dish that doesn’t involve stove top cooking. My mother used to make this for me all the time. It’s a refreshing dish that satisfies taste, nutrition and ease. Best of all, the cherry tomatoes are from our garden.

4-ingredient Avocado + Tofu + Tomato Salad (and Soy Paste)

Serves: 3 to 4

Prep: 10 minutes

Ingredients

1 ripe avocado, cubed

10 ounces of soft tofu, cubed

2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

3 tablespoons of Soy Paste

1 tablespoon of sesame oil (optional)

Directions

  1. Gently layer the avocado, tofu, tomatoes in a glass bowl.
  2. Mix the soy paste and sesame oil until well combined. Drizzle over everything.

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{ jou eats } lukshon in culver city

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Lukshon reinvents the dining cuisine “Asian Fusion.” Lukshon delicately and tastefully infuses the tastes I love from Southeast Asian cuisine with modern American dishes.

Wayne and I were first hooked when we came for dinner during dineLA. Heart it so much that another time I dined both lunch and dinner in the same day! Over the years we’ve seen Lukshon on the dineLA list and–it certainly fed to impress!

Lukshon plates are a mixture of small and large plates and served family style.

We’ve come for lunch and dinner–here are some of our favorites:
– Tea Leaf Salad – loved the flavor, texture and ingredients in this salad! Slivers of crisp cabbage, the crunch of toasted marcona almonds, peanuts and chana dal peas–I couldn’t put my chopsticks down! I shoved it into my mouth.
– Crispy Soft Shell Crab – I’m happiest eating fried foods, crispy soft shell crab especially. It was served with some sambal kecang (peanut sauce) and corn.
– Spicy Chicken Pops – what’s more fun than eating food on a stick? These chicken pops were beautiful. The meat was sliced and peeled back from the bone to create a lollipop-like look. These drumettes were tastefully covered in garlic, kecap manis (Indonesia sweet soy sauce) and spicy sichuan salt.
– Chinese Eggplant – thick cuts of eggplant “fries” paired with fennel raita and tomato sambal. It’s creamy and flavorful.
– Dan Dan Noodles – a spicy dry noodles dish! Perfectly cooked noodles topped with a mixture of ground kurobuta pork, sesame, preserved mustard greens, Sichuan peppercorns and peanuts. Mix this baby together and it’s a guarantee flavor fest of spicy goodness.
– Steamed Black Cod – a hearty cod fillet in a spicy citrus broth.
– Kurobuta pork ribs – Finger-licking good status. Pork ribs flavored with spicy chicory coffee bbq sauce.

Service was attentive and professional. My eyes lit up when she said a dessert trio was included with our meal. Dessert to my ears!

The restaurant space is unique–the outdoor, fire-lit patio to the slanted doors to the Asian-inspired bathroom.
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Lukshon (3239 Helms Ave., Culver City, CA 90232 | (310) 202-6808). Located in Culver City along Helms Ave. btwn Venice and Washington Blvd.