Nothing beats sitting at the bar, watching the cooks prepare your meal and hearing the slurping of food being joyfully devoured. This is how Spoon House in Gardena operates. I never heard of Spoon House until yesterday when my friend randomly drove me to eat lunch. Spoon House specializes in Japanese spaghetti which can be topped with Italian traditional bolognese sauce, or the more Japanese traditional route with Uni(sea urchin) and seaweed.
My friend ordered the spaghetti with bolognese sauce, wieners, and topped it off with a sunny side egg.
I just stuck with the traditional bolognese sauce with meatballs. So good!
After eating the heaping plate of spaghetti we decided to satisfy our sweet tooth and get some dessert. I finally was able to try Chantilly Patisserie in Lomita. They are known for their unique pastries inspired by Japanese flavors. Pastry Chef Keiko Nojima is a freaking magical wizard. As we looked through the showcase filled with the most amazing pastries, we had the hardest time trying to decide what to order. We ended up ordering Choux a la Créme which is a choux filled with sweet cream, Choux aux Sésames, a choux filled with black sesame sweet cream, Framboage, the creamiest raspberry cheesecake with a crunchy graham cracker crust, and the Grapefruit Geleé, the most refreshing dessert ever.
Honestly, the Choux aux Sésames is the best choux I have ever tried. The choux had a great bite and crunch on the outside with the most pillowy texture on the inside.The black sesame cream had roasted flavors from the sesame with the perfect amount of sweetness from the cream. Drools.