Porto’s potato ball with tapatio #LAnoms (Taken with Instagram at Porto’s Bakery & Cafe)
Steamed buns filled with red bean paste
Roscoe’s chicken and waffles in Pasadena!
A few weeks ago, my arabic class decided to eat a final supper together rather than taking our in class final (best class ever). We went to Kous Kous, a popular Moroccan restaurant in Hillcrest on University and Fourth. Its a little tricky to find because the restaurant itself is at a basement level, so you need to keep your eyes peeled for the neon sign and a small flight of stairs.
I really enjoyed the interior design of this place. This was no hole in the wall, flourescent classroom lights with plastic chairs type ordeal. It was fully decorated with an array of intricate chandeliers and candles as well as cloth draperies to help to divide the dining area. It definitely made the dining experience more enjoyable, though it was pretty terrible for taking pictures with an iPhone.
Because I had been here once before, I knew from experience to order the Lamb Tagine. I know there are a lot of people out there who don’t particularly like lamb, but this lamb was so…good. The meat is so tender that it falls off the bone and there isn’t much of a gamey taste. It is amazing.
My friend ordered Moroccan sliders: Ground beef, lamb, and squash.
Though this restaurant was slightly out of my college student budget, I would still highly recommend it and venture to say that those extra dollars were worth it.