The Watermelon Radish

The Watermelon Radish
A Kid's Point of Food

Saturday, November 12, 2011


My moms friend from college came to visit us, her name is Joy. We wanted to go somewhere special, so we decided to go to Lukshon. I had wanted to go to this restaurant last week, but my dad wasn't feeling well so we didn't go. When we got there we could see outdoor planters filled with rocks, with fire burning on them. When we got inside we all sat down at a booth and looked at the menu. Each of which was conveniently labeled either;
I looked at the eat and drink menus. For a drink I ordered the "Fresh and Tasty" Ginger ale. Our appetizer was the Hawaiian Butter Fish with pickled WATERMELON RADISHES!!!!! I didn't eat the fish because it was a bit too fishy for me, but everyone else thought it tasted just fine. The watermelon radishes on the side were amazing and I ate most of them! Then we ordered the Duck Popiah, which was super good. The outside was like a thin layer of dough, and on the inside there were crunchy pickled Jicama slices. The best part of this Duck Popiah was the actual duck inside, it had the consistency of pulled pork and was very flavorful and juicy that may have been the hoisen chile sauce. Next we ordered Chinese Eggplant, these were like crunchy little french fries except they had this red curry sauce on them that was amazingly good. The sauce on the eggplant was spicy and if these thing were french fires it would be the ketchup.

Then we got the special Brussel Sprouts which were cooked hot on the inside, were crunchy on the outside, and had little sesame seeds on them. Those Brussle Sprouts were to DIE for!

For the main course we ordered a whole Seabass, and I do mean whole. The fish came complete with its head and tail. It was smothered in spicy sauce (black bean ghee) with a substance that was most likely KIM CHI. I did not touch that fish because I always get the bones in whole fish and I didn't feel like choking on a bone. But it must have been great because there was nothing left but bones when the adults were done with it. Then we had this red rice, which I think was called the Bhutanese Red Rice, it was really good and I ate a lot of that. It was kind of crunchy and had egg and tasted like it had a little sea food in there. Finally, we had the thing that I wanted the most.....THE DANDAN NOODLES! These were not spicy at all, but the adults at the table thought they were! I ate two bowls of it and then was to full to eat any more. These noodles had pork in a spicy sauce that was not unlike pasta sauce.

Finally dessert, three things, a mini carrot cake that was really flavorful and had some coconut sorbet on the side that gave it a freshness that it needed. A chocolate blend with coffee chips and vanilla ice cream, this was OK because I don't really like chocolate. The last dessert was my favorite, it was a mango puree that tasted like a smoothie! I reccomend this restaurant, it is really wonderful and happening!
Watermelon Radish


  1. This looks like a place I should try.
    Thanks for giving me some good choices and visuals
    keep up the Great work.

  2. This is my favorite post so far. Excellent writing! I have never heard of that restaurant but next time I come to Los Angeles, we're going. The food sounds amazing. I want the brussel sprouts, the rice and the noodles for sure. Oh, and dessert too, of course.

  3. I would also like to comment that the noodles looked very good. Did you know that often restaurants will give out recipes? I've written to my local newspaper for a recipe and the paper actually calls the restaurant. Any chance of you ever getting one of those-the brussel sprouts sound divine.
    Also I recall that one Xmas you had a fabulous looking fudge recipe...any chance for that one, or is it a family secret?????

  4. did you know the NY Times is looking for a new restaurant reviewer? I'm calling them to hire you. You'll have to move to New York and disguise yourself whenever you go out to dinner. A large moustache will do. Then you can analyze the moustache for secret ingredients or just comb out leftovers in case you're hungry later. All the critics are disguised this way. No body can tell. Really.

    DanDan noodles just look so fantastic that I could smell the curry steaming out through my monitor screen. This is the kind of meal I would go dumpster diving for. In fact I may make over to Lukshon tonight and hang around the alley.

    Brussel sprouts. Used to hate them. Now your reporting makes me want to try them. See? You are very influential already! I believe you have a long career ahead of you as a savvy eater.

    Chow! I mean Ciao!

  5. What a meal! I'm particularly pleased to see that the Brussels Sprouts were so good because I LOVE BRUSSELS SPROUTS and no one in my family will eat them except me! I hope we can have some together when I visit. Great post, as always!

  6. I thought the DANDAN NOODLES were pretty darn spicy, but the whole dinner was really great. The Singapore Sling was good and the Reisling Grand Cru was the best I have ever had--great wine service and recommendations. The best was having dinner with our friend Joy. Look forward to getting back there.

  7. Wow. Another Watermelon Radish great adventure. I call this very brave eating and your descriptions, as usual, are so great. Have loved all your posts. Keep 'em coming.

  8. I'm seriously jealous of this meal! Seems like an interesting combination of Asian food and, well, not Asian food. (I've never seen brussels sprouts at an Asian restaurant!) Not sure how they'd compare, but if you ever come to Seattle, there is a restaurant here that has my favorite Dan Dan noodles - the noodles themselves are even hand made in the restaurant!

    (The restaurant is called Seven Stars Pepper)