LA’s République

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I’ve already posted about the newest baby of chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke’s Sari Sari Store, at the Los Angeles Grand Central Market, and its modern Filipino menu, which is attracting Angelenos and tourists alike. Now, here’s my latest visit (in fact, just an hour back) at République, their posh space on La Brea. The Manzkes are also part owners of Wildflour Cafe + Bakery in the Philippines. Btw, reclaimed wood from the Philippines provides an old world charm.

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The last time I was there, I had croque madame and sticky bomb (yummy!). With an extensive brunch menu, I couldn’t decide what to get, so had breakfast like I’m not going back again. Got two toasts — the popular mushroom toast with house-cured ham, egg and gruyere cheese, and burrata and bacon toast, with poached egg, avocado and jalapeño. Both were delicious, making my Monday a great start of a new week. Finished with a glass of iced Vietnamese latte.

Bought some goodies from the bakery.

Hope to also have dinner here soon.

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My next post is all about the latest Filipino spot in LA

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Tracked down Harajuku Crepe in Beverly Hills

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First time I walked past the more striking sections of Beverly Hills, and it was worth precious time.

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On Santa Monica Blvd. where Saint Laurent and Sprinkles are so noticeable, Harajuku Crepe is not easy to spot. I had to use GPS, actually.

So un-Beverly Hills, the Japanese crepe place is tiny with only a couple of tables.

Harajuku in Japan is known for crepes that are rolled like cones.

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Thanks to wonderful service, it was easy customizing my order. First, I got a sweet crepe with green tea skin, mochi, asuki beans, strawberries and a scoop of strawberry ice cream. The whole thing turned out nice, not overly sweet like I initially thought it would be.

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But I wouldn’t leave without satisfying my curiosity for a savory crepe, the yakisoba crepe in particular. Delicious!!! Thanks to the helpful server, or owner, I was led to great choices.

You don’t have to spend a fortune for interesting food in Beverly Hills. Spent less than $20.

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