#TBT // Dine LA: Ingo's Tasty Diner

It's "Throwback Thursday," so I'm throwing it back to one of the Dine LA meals I had this past year. I went to Ingo's Tasty Diner, which is a quick walk down Wilshire in my neighborhood. It's both a blessing and a curse that I live nearby. A blessing for obvious reasons, and a curse on my waistline and wallet. 

Here's what I ate:

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Roast Jidori chicken with lemon, herbs, pearl onions, Swiss chard, roasted California garlic, and jus.

Crispy skin, juicy meat. I would love to learn how to roast a chicken so perfectly. The lemon added a lift and brightness to the dish. And that bulb of California garlic? I could've eaten at least three. 

What is Jidori chicken? Known as the "Kobe beef of poultry," Jidori chicken is a free range chicken, raised humanely in small local farms in California.

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Thai curry mussels in spicy green curry broth, with coconut, lemongrass, and Thai basil.

I could never get tired of eating mussels. I love "moules mariniere," mussels steamed in a white wine sauce with cream, garlic, and parsley. And I especially love them in a spicy curry, like the way Ingo's serves them. The broth at Ingo's has a good amount of heat. They don't shy away, and I appreciate that. 

They serve their mussels with this beautifully toasted garlic bread, which is perfect for soaking up all the broth.

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Two desserts!

Why have one dessert, when you can order two? We got Ingo's banana cream pie (top) and their pistachio gelato (bottom). I don't think I've ever ordered a banana cream pie at a restaurant before, but I'm glad I got this one. It wasn't too banana-y (if that makes sense). It was the right amount of banana, and it was not dense or heavy. The chocolate shavings on top gave it additional sweetness.

 

 
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Find the food!

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Ingo's Tasty Diner

1213 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403

☎ (310) 395-4646
💻 http://www.ingostastydiner.com