Last Fall, I wrote a article on South Bay Foodies about Yoshinoya’s new fall offering, Asian BBQ wings. I was so delighted with the this new sweet and spicy appetizer and could not wait to find out what other delicious offerings Yoshinoya would come up with in the future. Now with the start of 2015, I am once again a delighted foodie because Yoshinoya has more new tasty treats for us all! They are bringing to us all a new taste and new look this year via the very first Yoshinoya Japanese Kitchen.
The Yoshinoya Japanese Kitchen recently opened in Westchester, CA near LAX. I was one of the lucky to be invited to checkout the new flagship restaurant. From the moment I entered, I was already impressed with the bright look and modern feel of the new place. It has an open kitchen design and a warm orange and bright green theme throughout. The lighting inside is awesome as well. The new place is just warm to the eyes and has a very inviting feel.
Along side with their new look and new cool store, Yoshinoya is launching exciting new items! I got to try many some of the new offerings as well as some old favorites during their grand opening weekend.
The exclusive tasting started with one of their new offerings, the vegetable spring rolls. These spring rolls are packed with fresh veggies and served with sweet and sour dipping sauce. It’s served fresh and hot making them perfectly crunchy and crispy.
The other appetizer I got to try is my old favorite, Asian BBQ wings. These wings continue to delight me! It has a the sweet bbq flavor but there is a spicy kick to it! They’re messy, lick you fingers kinda good. 😉
For my main entree. I decided to try the two newest items on the menu, pulled pork and chicken tenders. The pulled pork is tender, shredded pieces of pork with a little bit of spicy kick. It is very similar in flavor to the Asian BBQ wings. The chicken tenders are made from all white meat chicken and come with your choice of dipping sauce; bbq, buttermilk ranch and honey mustard. I found both new entrees very pleasing to the palette. They are both flavor packed but very different in taste. The pulled pork is for the more adventurous foodie who likes a little spice. The chicken tenders are for the more conservative foodies who just want something classically simple.
The new entrees are delightful but I also saw many of my fellow foodies ordering their grilled tilapia. It’s a oldie but goodie healthy entree at Yoshinoya and a favorite for many.
All the savory eats and treats were accompanied with a cool, refreshing sweet tea!
Last but not least to this exclusive tasting was the dessert. We got to try Yoshinoya’s cookies. They have chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin. I was pleasantly surprised at how good these cookies were. The oatmeal raisin was so soft. The chocolate chip cookie had big chocolate chip chunks!
It was quite a feast at my visit at Yoshinoya Japanese Kitchen. I was happy and full foodie. It’s a new year and Yoshinoya new look and new taste is sure to bring in new foodies and old foodies and make them smile.
For more smiles, please my recent Yelp review on Yoshinoya Japanese Kitchen.
*Items in this post were provided for a complimentary basis to facilitate this review. This blog post was accurate when published and reflects the uninfluenced opinion of the blog writer.