Sunday, May 02, 2010

Destination Redondo Beach...again.

It has been only the past month that I have gone back to Redondo Beach. Three months previous to that, I was on a journey that did not allow me to venture outdoors that much. I did some short trips to grocery stores, with my husband, for our basic needs. On the last Saturday of the month of April was my second trip back there. Hubby and I always go there and we head out to make it just in time for lunch.

Spicy seafood soup.
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Our favorite lunch place is a Korean Restaurant right on the pier. We have tried other restaurants, on the pier and on the boardwalk, but theirs have the best seafood soup. It consists of chunks of halibut, slices of tofu, slices of daikon, some pre-cooked shrimps, napa or Chinese cabbage, onions, green onions, and Korean chili powder. It is chili hot; and the first time I had it, heat seemed to come out from my nose, ears and eyes. But now I'm used to it. The order is served in the wok it was cooked in, and it comes with a bowl of rice for each person and a bowl of kim chee.

We strolled the pier and the boardwalk, after we had our fill of the soup. Fish were not biting much that day. I've seen only a few fishermen catch mackerel, which usually swim by the pier.

Something interesting would always catch our eyes, each time we are there, like this bird who was about to gulp his/her 3rd fish head left by fishermen on the cutting table.

Farther down the pier was a man feeding pigeons...

...while this pelican would rather take a rest...and then, finally, dosed off.

A fishing boat being trailed by a flock of birds waiting for hand outs from the fishermen.

A lone man paddling by himself. Paddle and board can be rented by the boat slips.

Clams on a race to the top of the rock. I wonder how long it took them to reach the top. :-D

Dried spider crabs.

Inside the fish store we found that prices of fish have gone up. Up high.


...and red snapper.

By the boat slips a family was pedaling a rental boat. They had a hard time maneuvering it as it didn't have a steering wheel. The pedals are used to steer it.

Two girls walking their bikes on the lower board walk. Bike paths are on the upper boardwalk where they can ride their bikes.

These two having fun with their converted bikes.

And on our way home, a plane with a Swiss flag at its tail was ready to land at the Los Angeles International Airport, a few miles from the freeway.

We were home in 45 minutes. What a day!


Sidney said...

Wow...what a nice place...your pictures make me want to go there with the first plane... and this soup sounds delicious !

Ebie said...

Hi Mari, what a fun day! It has been a while since I've been to Redondo beach.

There is so much activity at the beach. I wonder how the clams climbed up those rocks!

Vk-mahalkaayo said...


nagdiet ako mari.........huhhuuhu

nakita ko yon pagkain nyo na korean che, i like it very much, and i can do this, too.
which hana my korean friend shared her recipe to me......using chinese cabbage or raddish............ohhhh

red fish,,,,,,this what i like very much.......the other day, i bought 2 steak of this, but here they smoked only, what i like, fry it.

nice this redondo beach,,,,,siguro pag nandiyan ako, sarap ang kain ko......hehheh

sarap, sarap sa soup, really nagugutom ako...........mangga lang ang kain ko ngayon, kasi nag diet ako......hahahaha

mahirap magdiet, lalong nagugutom.

regards and have a nice monday!

Photo Cache said...

that korean fish soup looks like an instant comfort food. i better check korean establishments here if they serve this type of dish.

hope you're all right.

Biyaheng Pinoy said...

Koreans make the best spicy soups. Now I'm missing it. Thank you for sharing.

Nance said...

Sounds like a delish soup! let me try to cook it this weekend...I'm salivating already, yum! lol
The prices of those fishes are unbelievable!

Missy said...

While I was reading your post, I feel like I want to go back and visit CA. I miss Redondo Beach while I was looking each picture you have. I used to work in Torrance and sometimes my co-workers and I would go to swap meet in Redondo Beach, we buy food and eat our lunch there in one of the tables they have outside. Oh well those were the days

Anonymous said...

These scenes might be a thing of the past with that BP oil leak. What kind of company is BP anyway?

tina said...

Interesting.. day to day pictures. you can say.. that there are no ordinary moments.. :)

id like to try that hot dish myself one day!! hihi

Anonymous said...

i miss rendondo beach! we've been there a decade ago! tagal na ano? hahaha... nice post, mari!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Mari, here's wishing you a very happy Mother's Day. Stay young and keep a song in your heart, Lee.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

A mom is God´s love in action.
She looks with her heart and feels with her eyes.
A mom is the bank where her children
deposit all their worries and hurt.

Happy Mother´s Day to you, Mari.

Mari said...

Thanks all for the visit and the comments.

Really nice place, I don't get tired of it. Soup is super hot.

The clams would probably still be there climbing when I visit again. LOL

Sarap nga ng soup, pati na kim chee. Buti marunong kang gumawa. Maamoy lang. LOL

Photo Cache,
I can't find that soup in other Korean places nearby. Try the bay area.
Am okay. Thanks.

Biyaheng Pinoy,
Yeah, I've tried other Korean soup, and they sure are good.

I'll bet it's easy to make 'em. You're a good cook, it'll come out great. Yeah, fish over there are expensive.

Oh, my, that sounds fun--lunch down at the fish store or at the pier.

I'd pray that it won't be a thing of the past.

If you can handle really spicy food...then you can try it.

A decade ago! That's a long time. It's still a fun place to spend the day.

Uncle Lee,
Thanks. I'll keep that in mind.

Happy Mother's Day din sa iyo.

Joy said...

This post made me hungry! Seemed like a fab trip.

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. See you again tomorrow!

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

i like chim che, lalo na yon fish nya, yon bagoong sa atin....sauce ng salted fish?....mhmhmhmhm
tapos yon kanin na mainit pa.......hayyyyyyy

chim che masarap din isalo sa soup with rind bones?

it is also nice to make pancake...........hayyyyyyyyyyyyy

naku nagutom na man ako.......nag d-i-e-t ako mari, i gain 4kls......too much..........

hirap magpababa, madali lang pag-gain...........:-)