Top 10 Chirashi Bowls in Los Angeles

10/24/2013

Clarissa Wei

The word “chirashi” in Japanese means scattered. Order a chirashi bowl at your local Japanese restaurant and you’ll be handed a bowl of seasoned rice topped with scattered slices of raw fish, fish roe, and/or the occasional tamagoyaki, a spongy egg garnish. It’s the ideal option for sushi fiends who don’t want to order a la carte or dish out the big bucks for a sashimi platter. 

The mark of a good chirashi bowl is balance. Each grain should be evenly seasoned with the tangy, alkaline sweetness of rice vinegar. Sesame seeds are often sprinkled on top for good measure. Different types of fresh fish are layered on top - bonus points for textural diversity. Garnishes are optional additions and always provide welcome respite. 

Read on for ten of our favorite chirashi bowls in Los Angeles.

The Scariest Foods in Los Angeles

10/21/2013

Joshua Lurie

In honor of Halloween, we bring you 11 of the most frightening foods in Los Angeles. Of course, some diners have more intestinal fortitude than others, but we’ve got a variety of unique, flavorful and aromatic options - including intestines - that will give almost anyone pause.

Ghost-Hunting in West Hollywood

10/21/2013

From film stars to mobsters, the cast of characters in West Hollywood has been legendary for decades. Some still linger, and with Halloween approaching, it's the perfect time to do a little ghost hunting.

September 2013 Lodging Metrics

10/15/2013

Los Angeles Tourism

  • Los Angeles ranked 7th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 76.8%, up +1.3% compared to the same period last year (75.9%).
  • Los Angeles ADR was $133.21 and ranked 7th among the Top 25 Markets, up +4.4% compared to the same period last year ($127.62).
  • Los Angeles RevPAR was $102.32 and ranked 7th among the Top 25 Markets, up +5.7% compared to the same period last year ($96.82).
  • Rooms nights sold were 2.24 million countywide, reflecting a +1.7% increase over September 2012 (2.20 million room nights).
  • The LAX area (85.4%) and Santa Monica/Marina del Rey (83.8%) both reported the highest Occupancy rate for the month.
  • South Bay (+9.7%) and Los Angeles Southeast (+9.3%) reported the largest YOY RevPAR growth.

LATCB AT WORK - NOVEMBER 2013

10/15/2013

Los Angeles Tourism

Around the world, in town, and on the web, LATCB is working to help grow and support the Los Angeles tourism community and keep the world coming to LA.

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