We went exploring in Little Tokyo to commence our LA stay-cation.
First stop, the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Big interactive installations about color, space and light. The suprasensorial exhibit was really fun, plus we got to take our shoes off. There was a swimming pool with a projector, too, but I didn't really get it...
Then to Daikokuya for serious ramen and an even better rice bowl. This hole-in-the-wall serves up authentic japanese ramen with a steaming, rich broth topped with a soft boiled egg and an abundance of sliced scallions. Perfect for the cold rainy day (what's up with that, SoCal??). Tim's teriyaki bowl was so good, amazing grilled onions and charred shredded pork belly...mix it up with the rice...I just made myself drool.
I wish we could have taken a little post-food siesta, but we were no where near a bed or any (dry) horizontal surface, so we walked it off window shopping Little Tokyo style.
You know you are in Little Tokyo when you see this:
And Kinokuniya Bookstore, oh, a shop after my own heart! If I could defend spending 38 bucks on masking tape to the starving children in Haiti, I would buy that multipack of colorful adhesive in a flash. And all the pretty paper... I'll take one of each, thank you very much!
We finished the night off with the Nickel Diner's maple bacon doughnut. Sweet and salty, oh so delicious.
I'd say this is a good start to our LA staycation!