Last week was not only my birthday, but one of my roommate’s birthdays too. To celebrate, we decided to go out to dinner at one of the most unique and fun restaurants I have ever even heard of, the Bazaar. The restaurant name is a sort of play on words because their food is, in fact, quite bizarre. The whole theme behind the restaurant is that every dish is a sort of science experiment. If that is not enticing (and slightly terrifying) enough, I’ll tell you some of the things that I tried!
We ordered a Caprese Salad, pretty typical. The science experiment part of it? The mozzarella was LIQUID cheese! It came in a ball that looked exactly like fresh mozzarella, but within the thin outer cover was a liquid that tasted exactly like fresh mozzarella. Some definite textural confusion was going on, but the taste was incredible and unlike anything I had ever experienced. The Philly Cheesesteak on air bread was also to die for! I don’t even normally eat or enjoy red meat, but this dish was almost too good to be true. The cheesesteak was made to perfection and somehow they made a normally heavy and messy dish feel light and fresh! Definitely a must have.
I am lucky that two of my roommates are from Los Angeles, so they can always show me around and suggest their favorite places around. They always give me the best suggestions and take me to the coolest places, like the Bazaar! The Bazaar hits the top of my list for food and atmosphere, and that is saying a lot because one of my favorite ways to explore LA is through restaurants. I love experiencing the numerous atmospheres and cultures of restaurants throughout Los Angeles because the city is so diverse. The Bazaar was definitely the most unique food I have tried, but I am already on the hunt for a restaurant to top that!