Che-go-go-go

October 13, 2012

in dessert, dinner, restaurant

Last night, before heading to LAX for a red eye, Abe and I swung by a place we’ve been wanting to check out since it opened.

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My favorite chef is Roy Choi, and Chego is one of his babies.

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Did not disappoint. Small, cozy, cheap, unpretentious…

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…DELICIOUS!!!

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Our first time trying Roy’s food since he went vegetarian! We split the mushroom egg rolls…

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…deep fried with tofu, chives…

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…and a soy garlic fish sauce.

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The Smashed Kabocha cup was even better…

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…my favorite squash, roasted with sweet potato, fennel, and seasonal veggies.

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The plates are small, but perfect to share – dessert was the largest thing!

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Pina Krackalada – coconut sticky rice with candied pineapple, puffy rice crackle, and sesame.

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For some reason, in the glow of the barber shop strip mall lights, it was an incredibly romantic dinner.

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A sleepy flight later…

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…we’re in Jersey, reunited with their glorious bagels.

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Nibbled on 1/2 a Cinnamon Raisin with raspberry preserves…

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…and we’re off to a picnic in Bear Mountain!

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Abe leaves in less than 24 hours! Hoping we don’t crash between then and now…

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{ 5 comments }

1 Leslie Durso October 13, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I’ve been wanting to check that place out too! Roy is so cool!

2 alice October 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Yum chego! You were in my hood! :) Enjoy jersey!

3 emily chang October 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Yum, Chego looks great! My go-to has always been A Frame but Chego will be my next Roy Choi spot to try. Have a safe trip and an amazing time flying kites and singing your ass off! :)

4 Sues October 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Yum! I just ate dinner, but suddenly I’m hungry again. The squash and sweet potatoes look amazing!

5 kristen @ verbs and vignettes October 13, 2012 at 5:56 pm

welcome back to jersey! I have to look up the bagels. there’s only one real place down in south jersey by me.

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