A few weeks back, I went down to SoCal for a belated birthday dinner for my Dad (and, also to hang out with some friends, hit the beach, etc). The first night I was down there, I went to Tokyo Shabu Shabu in Rowland Heights with Duke and my sister. I personally thought the place sucked... not that I'm a shabu expert or anything. Good thing we had some GroupOn coupon or I'd be a bit peeved.
For the birthday meal, Duke and the rest of my family went to Providence in Los Angeles. I had heard a lot of good things about the restaurant, and I was pretty excited to dine there. Since I'm lazy, I won't say much more and just let the pictures do the talking. We opted for the five course tasting menu with a two additional dishes spliced in (the truffles and the salt-roasted prawns).
Anyway, here are the pics.