yes, I know “february” doesn’t end in “r” but I’m craving these puppies lately like no other.

where are the most inexpensive oysters  in the city??

and I’m talking about freshies on the half shell (or shooters) like these…


oh hama hama (my apologies but this food pornage at its finest makes me feel quite hot and bothered :P)  these plump and delicious beauties were from anisette brasserie in santa monica but at a steep $3 a pop, these were not kind to the wallet. we had 3 each and oh what a tease it was…

I think the cheapest Ive seen so far is at the brand-spanking newly opened  santa monica seafood ranging from $1.79-2.50 each. if u buy it from the “market” side to-go, hama hamas are only $0.99  but its a long drive home and I dont wanna schuck these puppies myself (my clumsy ass will probably schuck my fingers off as well trying to do so)

I checked this place out opening day on presidents’ and it was a chaotic madhouse. the market/deli side takes up most of the space and although the seafood case is exquisite, everything is so freakin’ expensive! so we kept on truckin’ to anisette where we found them even MORE expensive. booooo.

blame it on sue moore (yes, that would be “let’s be frank” sue) because she was so generous enough to share some of her extremely fresh hog island oysters last week.


oh yummy. so good, so good!

I need more! I need more!

ayudame!  recs, please!


anisette brasserie. 225 santa monica blvd, santa monica, CA 90401. (310) 395-3200,

santa monica seafood. 1000 wilshire blvd. santa monica, CA 90401. (310) 393-5244 ,


no, this is not a psych post.


maybe it’s the chilly weather but ever since first trying it with matthew and danny 2 saturdays ago,  my nightly dreams have consisted of :

 stinky tofu, intestine, meatball, clam, pickle vettie, quail egg, chive, cilantro, mini sausage, enoki mushroom, fishcake, pork, cabbage and tomato…

 aka boiling point’s house special stinky pot!


stinkyoh jessssssssss…I can almost smell it (big enough, dear? :P)

that’s hot. these individualized hot pots are f’n amazing and absolutely delicious. yes, its stanky but its so sooo good. the three sauces that u can dip ur myster meat yummies were great too: garlicky soy sauce, chili oil, spicy bean paste (like ssam jang). matthew felt more “civilized” and ordered the seafood hot pot that was also good but tasted a lot like a fresh and clean seafood soon dubu. still good but house special stinky pot, I love u!!

at lunch they’re only $8.99 (also comes with rice or clear noodles to add into pot) with drink included too (like ice green tea). dinner is only a buck more at $9.99 but no drink. still a great deal imo.

next time, I’m getting it with a side of  the pork blood cake! yes, my brother always teased me as a kid that I like the funky stuff. what can I say? NOM NOM NOM 🙂


don’t even want to imagine but freud would say…


boiling point, 153 Garvey Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755. (626) 288-9876