My mouth is watering just thinking about this one. My favorite lunch/dinner spot/taking it to-go so I can sit in front of Netflix in my pajamas meal, Oi Asian Fusion. Oi is exactly what the name implies, asian fusion food. A lot of the entree options are inspired by popular Filipino, Japanese, Korean, etc. foods. Pictured above are two Pork Belly and Umami Gravy bowls, one Bibimbap, and Dynamite fries (sweet potato fries with a spicy sauce–I think it’s spicy mayo but idek).
My personal favorite and go-to is the Pork Belly and Umami Gravy… with the gravy on the side. The slices of pork belly are super tender and taste so good when dipped into the sauce… the meat is very fatty though, so if you feel an artery blockage coming on… don’t say you haven’t been warned. Nonetheless, I’m hooked and can’t be bothered to try anything else. During my first visit, I tried the Tapsilog bowl which was angus beef and a fried egg over garlic fried rice. It was good but something I could probably ask my mom to whip up someday.
Each bowl ranges around $7-9 but it’s definitely more than enough food to fill you up. This place does also serve buns for about $3-4 and they’re not too bad either! Oi is located near the Topanga mall along Canoga. Oi is definitely a hidden gem in the valley and it’s a shame it isn’t located closer to CSUN because they’d get soooo much business, but given it’s location, it’s still very busy.
It’s one of my favorite places to eat… EVER, and I actually do frequent the restaurant at least once a week, if not, every other week. I always want to introduce my friends to it because it’s just so good, the whole world has to know.
And hey, it’s even popular enough that two members of the 1975 were spotted there… so if that doesn’t say trendy, idk what does.