Saturday, April 13, 2013

Japanese Fusion Food


Bust out your wallet because this post is a little on the pricer side!
The Open Door is a small Izakaya-style (tapas/small plates) Japanese restaurant in Diamond Plaza. It can get pretty pricy, but if you love Honda-Ya or Furaibo, then TOD will absolutely blow you away. Seating is limited and TOD has some awkward hours. So beware! FYI, they’re only open for dinner. They're also closed Monday and Tuesday. Since Open Door likes to switch up their menu frequently, I like to pop in periodically to try out new dishes. Here are just some of the dishes I've tried. 
 Whitefish with Yuzu sauce 
 Oil seared scallop with chives, cherry tomatoes, and garlic. 
 Edamame Vichyssoise with uni and quail egg.
 Beef tongue carpa with chimichurri & crostini.
 Beef Tataki 
Tuna on crispy rice sushi. 
Two sashimis in one! Uni on scallop sashimi. 
 Salmon sashimi.
Clams.
 Fried soft-shelled shrimp.
Japanese shishito peppers. 
 Bone Marrow.
 Pork belly – which came with a little fried pork skin on top.  It comes with a poached egg which you need to mix and pour over each piece.
Beef Stonepot Rice.

Yes, The Open Door seems a little out of place in Monterey Park perhaps, even to the point of being a tad pretentious for the San Gabriel Valley. They also have Happy Hour for cheaper prices!
If you like watching the game, then this may be perfect for you. They have a good happy hour, decent parking, and allow  you to store your unfinished bottles of alcohol. I loved how they had typical tapas dishes for the people in my party that didn’t like to try anything out of the ordinary and more of the unique dishes for the more outrageous eaters like me.

122 S Atlantic Blvd
Monterey Park, CA 91754





16 comments:

  1. My relatives always say that I am wasting my time here at net,
    except I know I am getting experience all the time by reading
    thes good posts.

    My web blog; コーチ

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you for another great post. Where else may anyone get
    that kind of information in such an ideal way of writing?

    I have a presentation subsequent week, and I am at the look for such
    info.

    My web-site レイバンサングラス

    ReplyDelete
  3. 血清とUnine:妊娠検
    査の2つのタイプがあります

    Review my web-site :: miumiu

    ReplyDelete
  4. Fantastic items from you, man. I have understand your stuff
    previous to and you are simply extremely wonderful.
    I actually like what you've bought here, certainly like what you are saying and the way in which wherein you assert it. You are making it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it wise. I can't wait to learn
    much more from you. This is really a wonderful website.


    Here is my webpage southern design showcase

    ReplyDelete
  5. Fine, look at extra simplistic crazes nike Dunk SB directions.
    Until recently, females golf apparel comprised mainly of boxy polos and ill-fitting shorts.
    Person involved through campaign must constitute very clear
    about these issues. What is results down
    to is often basically personal inclination. http:
    //www.websites.dk/userinfo.php?uid=7972

    ReplyDelete
  6. Heya i'm for the first time here. I found this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and help others like you helped me.

    my web blog: calvin klein outlet

    ReplyDelete
  7. コンタクトレンズ
    は便利な表示され
    ることがありますがそれらは置くために本当
    に少し危険である

    My web site - miumiu アウトレット

    ReplyDelete
  8. Today, while I was at work, my cousin stole my apple
    ipad and tested to see if it can survive a twenty five foot drop,
    just so she can be a youtube sensation. My
    iPad is now destroyed and she has 83 views. I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with someone!



    Feel free to surf to my blog; Replica Rolex Watches

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great post.

    Feel free to surf to my webpage :: Replica Rolex Watches

    ReplyDelete
  10. The resort assortment is presently on keep cabinets at Saks Fifth Avenue.
    Select your favourite Gucci shoes and bags. Its triangular variety helps make it at ease under the arm.

    When you are shopping for a Gucci bag, why not examine out their wallets as well!

    http://texasveteransforcongress.org/BarneycbDicksongh

    ReplyDelete
  11. By significantly, the most well-liked of all gucci bags is the Gucci hobo.
    It is the most glory and cheerful of companions. Ideal just
    after, all of all those other relatives still left
    the enterprise. Everyone holding it will certainly be in
    the centre of consideration with more energy and elegance.

    http://www.billasch.com/userinfo.php?uid=24920

    ReplyDelete
  12. What's up friends, pleasant piece of writing and good urging commented here, I am really enjoying by these.

    Here is my homepage トリーバーチ

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well
    written article. I'll be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will definitely comeback.

    Feel free to visit my webpage; Replica Watches

    ReplyDelete
  14. Pretty! This has been an extremely wonderful article.
    Many thanks for providing this information.

    My page; プラダ バッグ トート

    ReplyDelete
  15. Ahaa, its nice dialogue concerning this article at this place at this webpage, I have read all that, so now me also commenting
    here.

    My blog post: エアジョーダン

    ReplyDelete