Food & Drink

Molonay Tubilderborst Pops Up in Little Toyko

A Restaurant-Within-a-Restaurant Venture

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Molonay Tubilderborst: funny name, serious eats.

Christened after the food-obsessed character in British humorist J.B. Morton’s 1930s column “By the Way” (we’d never heard of it either), the weekly pop-up is the passion project of Black Cat Bakery’s Nick Coe.

The farm-to-table restaurant materializes Thursday through Saturday in the second dining room of Senor Fish, a minimalist space softened by lanterns, vintage china, and revolving art exhibitions (currently Catharine Stebbins’s mini landscape photos).

For the seasonal, European-inflected fare, Coe sources the finest local ingredients (produce from Shu Takikawa’s Santa Ynez farm, meat from Lindy & Grundy) to craft Turkish eggplant fritters, winter squash ravioli, and a dinner salad with Japanese heirloom tomatoes swollen with juice. A small, well-curated wine list scores points with oenophiles.

Need help navigating the menu? Ask expert forager and resident “food sommelier” Joseph Shuldiner for advice.

He’s no phony Molonay.

Molonay Tubilderborst, inside Senor Fish, 422 East First Street, at North Alameda Street, Little Tokyo (facebook.com/molonaytubilderborst).

Photo: Courtesy of Molonay Tubilderborst

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422 E 1st St
@ Alameda St, inside Senor Fish
Los Angeles, CA 90012