I spend hours a day sitting at my desk in my apartment looking at blogs and newsfeeds. So when I finally unglue myself from the chair, I try to treat internet like a taboo and avoid it unless completely necessary. This is not only true for when I go on vacation but especially true when I go home. I don’t go home often enough, so I have no reason to post up shop in front of a computer when I have friends scattered around town and parents scattered around the house. My brother watches sports in the family room while doing sit ups, my dad falls asleep in his reclining chair with the newspaper on his chest and tea cooling down beside him, and my mom is in the kitchen cooking like she’s featured on The Iron Chef.
I constantly blog about what I ate during past meals because I believe LA has so much to offer. I am constantly in search of the best burger, eat at any mexican place I see, and browse on Urbanspoon for every other meal. Well this place, you won’t find on Urbanspoon. If it was though, it be voted 100% for people liking it. I wouldn’t be the only person voting. You can find the best meal ever off of Highway 68 in Salinas. This place is my home. Pretty much nothing is better than my mom’s cooking. I’m probably biased because I grew up with it and she’s my mom, but I’ve never heard anyone do anything but praise her food. I haven’t had a home cooked meal in way too long, so my mom was kind enough to create a feast for me. Here’s my superhero of a mom hard at work. Feast your eyes on, well, the feast.Even my mom’s rice is the best. Yes, it is better than your mom’s rice. Your’s too. It’s some melody of wild rices, brown rices, and probably some other rices. It’s soft with some grains of rice having a slight crunch. Seaweed soup with a beef broth which accompanies the rice and provides a milder note to the rest of the meal. Shitake mushrooms stuffed with ground beef, onions, carrots and egg, alongside some egg covered abalone. A salmon filet. Not really Korean like the rest of the meal, but it’s still delicious. Can’t have a Korean meal without kimchi. My mom’s is the best. Seriously. A take on a savory pancake with kimchi, onions, and some other ingredients. I’m too busy eating some times to analyze what’s in there. Spicy pork with onions. I had to take some of this back to LA. It’s sitting in zip locked bags in my freezer waiting to be taken advantage of by me. Here is the star of the show: my mom. The best chef and the most beauitful woman in the world. Sorry ladies.My mom also knew I hadn’t had this particular dessert in a while. A ice cream sandwich in the shape of a fish filled with vanilla ice cream and red bean. I’ve missed you.Sorry buddy. You’re too delicious to merely admire. Thanks again mom. You’re the best.