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mr.pizza & your bright future

October 11, 2009

happy weekend! i’ve got another california recap for ya! i’m trying to get as many recaps up this weekend before i start food-logging again because i learned that when i’m not kept accountable, i end up eating ice cream all day (only half kidding!).

whenever i visit home, i make a list of “places to go and foods to eat.” there are so many things i miss about being in cali that a list is necessary so i can make the most of my short visits.

on this particular day my sister and i went to LA to cross out two things that were on the list: 1) eat gogeumah/sweet potato pizza and 2) check out the contemporary korean art exhibit at the LACMA.

our LA date started off with lunch at mr.pizza! mr. pizza is a korean pizza chain that has a location in LA- koreatown to be exact. they have some pretty “interesting” pizza toppings including corn, crab, and korean bbq but what mr.pizza is really known for is their sweet potato mousse stuffed crust (in korea- they even have pumpkin mousse stuffing!) sweet potato pizza is actually so popular in korea that they even have it at pizza hut. the pizza hut version is a little different though- they put a ring of sweet potato mouse on the pizza next to the crust, instead of inside it which i think makes the taste more prominent (and better!)

mr. pizza time! i was SO excited…and hungry!

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we placed our order, and i inhaled all the complimentary pickles and peppers.

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and then finally our pizza came out!

we ordered the shrimp gold pizza. the “gold” pizzas on the menu are the ones with the sweet potato filling…but you can also make any of the regular pizzas into a “gold.” i think they also have other stuffed crusts also- but who’d be interested in those?!

the shrimp gold was topped with: cajun shrimp, ground beef, olives, bell pepper, corn, salsa and cheddar cheese.

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to be honest, the pizza was just okay. as random as they sound, the toppings worked together but overall the pizza was a bit bland. i hadn’t been expecting much from a korean pizza though, so i didn’t mind.

there were two good things about the pizza…

first, it was super cheesy…and i LOVE cheese!

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and second…the sweet potato mousse (obviously!)

here’s a close up of the sexy crust stuffed with korean sweet potato 😀

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after stuffing our own bellies with pizza…my sister and i moved on to stalk some celebrities.

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just kidding…but wouldn’t that be fun?

we went to the LA county museum of art (LACMA).

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we checked out the new korean art collection first:

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and then the special exhibit, “Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea”

from lacma.org:

The exhibition features work by a generation of artists who have emerged since the mid-1980s—some well-known and others on the brink of recognition—working on the cutting edge of international art trends and within a distinctly Korean context.

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the exhibit ended in september and i’m so glad i was around to catch it!

we couldn’t take pics in the galleries (except the one we snuck above :P) but this fun installation was outside…

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this was also the first time i got to check out the broad contemporary art museum, which is part of LACMA and opened last year.

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i had so much fun hanging out with my lil’ sis 🙂

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we match…and it wasn’t planned!

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best way to end the day? with korean froyo!

i think i already mentioned that i became a yogurtland addict…

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so good!! i took a gazillion pictures of yogurtland alone…i’ll post those soon.

can you guess which one is mine?

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the pink spoon of course! 🙂

i got plain tart froyo with strawberries, carob chips, walnuts, mochi pieces and a squirt of condensed milk!

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mmm…perfection 🙂

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 11, 2009 3:35 pm

    A sweet potato-filled crust?? SO enticing!!

    Wow, that artwork is sensational!!

  2. October 11, 2009 4:02 pm

    Great looking pizza, I’ve never tried shrimp on pizza. yummy! Sibling time is always fun. Love the museum pics too.

  3. Yasmin permalink
    October 11, 2009 4:48 pm

    Check out my last post for your awards I gave you!

  4. Katharina permalink
    October 11, 2009 9:56 pm

    I do the same thing when I go home! I make a list and I hit them up. There’s this Colombian cafe that makes the best arepas de choclo (sweet corn cakes with fresh farmer’s cheese in the middle), and I usually pick a few up to bring back up to VA with me and freeze.

    Heyy atleast the pizza looks good 😉 It looks like you have an eventful day with your sis’. I had an exchange student one year and that was the closest thing I’ve had to having a sibling – I loved it!

    p.s. where’d you get that skirt?!?! It’s incredible!

    http://www.ohonemorething.wordpress.com

  5. lesouefsbrouilles permalink
    October 11, 2009 10:02 pm

    oh man, korea had the best sweet potato pastries in the world! that pizza looks really bomb.. you guys don’t look alike but i think that’s a lot of korean kids cause i look nothing like my sister!

  6. October 11, 2009 10:03 pm

    cajun shrimp on a pizza!!? now that is one of the best ideas ever.

  7. October 11, 2009 10:21 pm

    I heard about Mr. Pizza on another blog (burp and slurp) as well! The sweet potato crust sounds amazing. Too bad the rest of it was bland!

    Omg, why doesn’t Seattle have Yogurt Land??? ><

    Love your fashion sense, girlie!

  8. October 11, 2009 11:33 pm

    mmm that pizza looks so good. I have never tried a sweet potato pie crust before..or shrimp on pizza for that matter! And yogurt land sounds like my dream…heaven!

  9. October 11, 2009 11:39 pm

    OMG Mr Pizza!!!! AHH! It has been 3 weeks since I’ve last been there and I still dream of it!

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