Short Order : My Dream BLT

By Tsz on April 1, 2013


Gastrophoria is a pork belly BLT from Short Order.

I’m normally not the biggest fan of BLTs as they’re always too something or another. For example, there’s the classic too-little-bacon, or the too-much-mayo, or the much dreaded too-sour-tomatoes. I’ve never found one that was “just right” till an unexpected encounter at Short Order.

The BLT there is a smartly engineered sandwich. Tackling the too little bacon problem, Short Order features thick slices of applewood smoked bacon and slabs of crispy pork belly. On the mayo front, slices of avocado are added in addition to a thin layer of mayo to give just the right amount of creaminess needed to marry the different elements together. As for the tomatoes, they opted out of incorporating the usual slices and instead, employed the use of a tangy tomato jam. Crisp bibb lettuce leaves and grilled country white bread tie the BLT work-of-art together.

Goldilocks would approve. Happy eating!

Short Order
6333 W 3rd St., #110
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 761-7970

More sandwich goodness:
Recipe Hack : Shrimp Burger a la Umamicatessen
Racion : A Labor of Love
Taza : Waffle Sliders and Coffee
Baco Mercat : Taco/Sandwich Hybrid Win!
Cochon Butcher : Pork Belly Sandwich that’s Worth the Wait
4505 Meats : Fried Chicken for Breakfast


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Bacon Card Giveaway Winner

By Tsz on March 17, 2011


First of all, I’d like to give thanks for everyone’s support and votes for the Alaska Fish Taco contest. Although my taco didn’t win, we put up a strong fight!

Plus, the contest lead me down an interesting route and gave me the chance to cook with the talented Chef Diana of BLD to create the perfect fish taco (at least in my humble opinion)!

Secondly, I’d like to congratulate Diana of Diana Takes a Bite, the winner for the Bacon Card Giveaway!
With bacon on the mind one evening, I decided to immortalize the tasty goodness in card form—and thus, the bacon card was born!

Here’s a sneak peek of the porcine cards—be sure to be on the lookout in your mailbox!

Ps. Whoa. Chef Diana and Diana Takes a Bite. It’s fate.

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Join Me at BLD Tonight & Giveaway!

By Tsz on March 10, 2011


I’m breaking my vows.

2 years ago, I set myself the challenge to not wear pants (weird, I know) and have been going strong up till today. That’s right, even before Kanye West’s Rosewood fashion initiative, I’ve aimed to bring back the art of dressing.

For today though, I’ll be taking a temporary break. To don a pair of pants so I can explore the kitchens of BLD!

It all started out with their weekly Tweet a Dish contest. Everyone is invited to submit dish ideas for their Thursday night dinner via Twitter to Chef Diana where she then chooses a dish and recreates it. Best part? The idea-originator gets a free meal for him/her and a guest!

So, I submitted my recipe for a turmeric and ginger fish taco with a jicama slaw (recipe here—and if you don’t mind, vote for me? Pretty please?) and much to much surprise and delight—got chosen as this week’s winner!

Best part? Chef Diana will be reinterpreting my dish with her twist and I’ve been invited to the depths of the famed BLD kitchen to help prep and observe what it takes in the creation and execution of a restaurant worthy dish.

If you are without dinner plans tonight, I’ll love to see you at BLD and cook you a plate of delicious fish tacos!

And now, onward to the giveaway! If you’re a bacon fan, I’ve 10 bacon greeting cards to give to a lucky winner! I’d wax poetry about it, but I’ll let the photos speak for themselves instead:


The rules? All you have to do is visit Alaska Fish Taco‘s contest page and vote for my recipe: Turmeric and Ginger Dusted Alaskan Cod Tacos and leave a comment with your contact email. Simple.

An extra entry will be given if you follow Gastrophoria on Twitter—please make sure to make note of it in your comment.

At 11pm Pacific Time next Monday (3/14), I’ll draw a name randomly and contact the winner to get mailing info. Spread the word, don’t delay and best of luck!

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