Japonalian or Italianese.

For Mother's Day brunch today I went with my local family to a restaurant in Lomita, CA called IL CHIANTI. Yes, I went to a Japanese style Italian restaurant today. Only in California?!? No honey, it's a small chain of restaurants and surprisingly it was kinda good! Believe it or not, the entire wait-staff and kitchen were all Japanese. Instead of bread you could substitute it for rice! You could even substitute pasta with traditional Japanese soba noodles too! I love it. The whole experience today reminded me about the CHINO-LATINO restaurants in NYC. "Would you like eggrolls with your beans and (fried) rice?!?"

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