Sunday, January 21


The Original Style noodles use a black pepper seasoning instead of the zero-to-six spiciness scale of most of the other dishes, making it a good choice for customers with a milder spice tolerance. (Linda Xu/Daily Bruin)

Restaurant review: Killer Noodle

Killer Noodle puts the heat on culinary daredevils. Tsujita has recently expanded its small empire on Sawtelle Boulevard with its newest restaurant, Killer Noodle, where customers can customize their ramen bowls according to spice level and type. Read more...

Photo: The Original Style noodles use a black pepper seasoning instead of the zero-to-six spiciness scale of most of the other dishes, making it a good choice for customers with a milder spice tolerance. (Linda Xu/Daily Bruin)

The Original Style noodles use a black pepper seasoning instead of the zero-to-six spiciness scale of most of the other dishes, making it a good choice for customers with a milder spice tolerance. (Linda Xu/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus Bryant Ng opened Cassia in Santa Monica in 2015 with a menu that incorporates Southeast Asian flavors as well as French influences. His pot au feu dish, a traditional one-pot French stew, incorporates the beef broth from Vietnamese pho as well as other Vietnamese flavors such as cinnamon. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

You are what you cook: Alum blends heritage, French styles in restaurant

Bryant Ng comes from a family of restaurateurs. The alumnus used to help out in the kitchen of his parents’ restaurant, Wok Way, washing dishes and peeling shrimp. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus Bryant Ng opened Cassia in Santa Monica in 2015 with a menu that incorporates Southeast Asian flavors as well as French influences. His pot au feu dish, a traditional one-pot French stew, incorporates the beef broth from Vietnamese pho as well as other Vietnamese flavors such as cinnamon. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus Bryant Ng opened Cassia in Santa Monica in 2015 with a menu that incorporates Southeast Asian flavors as well as French influences. His pot au feu dish, a traditional one-pot French stew, incorporates the beef broth from Vietnamese pho as well as other Vietnamese flavors such as cinnamon. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Grant Mooney, a second-year individual concentration student, decorates students' doors with Christmas wrapping paper to raise money for Camp Kesem. One of the wrapping paper designs features cups of hot chocolate and winter clothing. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Student spreads holiday cheer, fundraises for camp by decorating doors

Grant Mooney replaces blank doors with winter-themed images of penguins sledding to raise money for a summer camp for children whose parents have or have had cancer. Read more...

Photo: Grant Mooney, a second-year individual concentration student, decorates students' doors with Christmas wrapping paper to raise money for Camp Kesem. One of the wrapping paper designs features cups of hot chocolate and winter clothing. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Grant Mooney, a second-year individual concentration student, decorates students' doors with Christmas wrapping paper to raise money for Camp Kesem. One of the wrapping paper designs features cups of hot chocolate and winter clothing. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Ashley Kim, a second year communication student, doubles as a professional photographer. 
She photographs friends and models, and said she tries to create a positive atmosphere at her photoshoots. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Student takes an interpersonal approach to professional photography

Ashley Kim’s photographs appear on the pages of magazines such as Mad Sounds Magazine and Local Wolves. The second-year communication student began photographing her friends with her dad’s old camera at the end of high school. Read more...

Photo: Ashley Kim, a second year communication student, doubles as a professional photographer. She photographs friends and models, and said she tries to create a positive atmosphere at her photoshoots. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Ashley Kim, a second year communication student, doubles as a professional photographer. 
She photographs friends and models, and said she tries to create a positive atmosphere at her photoshoots. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

(Claire Sun/Daily Bruin, Angela Song/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus develops simulator game where dads date dads

When given the choice between seven eligible bachelors only one question remains – who’s your daddy? In the visual novel-style game “Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator,” users play as a personalized dad character intent on romantically pursuing other eligible dads in his new neighborhood. Read more...

Photo: (Claire Sun/Daily Bruin, Angela Song/Daily Bruin)

(Claire Sun/Daily Bruin, Angela Song/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Blair Socci got her start in comedy by performing five-minute stand-up comedy sets in New York City about red meat and her tomboy childhood. She also runs her own podcast titled "How To Be A Beefy Woman," which airs every Thursday. (Courtesy of Phil Provencio)

Alumna explores new forms of comedy after stand-up success in New York

Blair Socci’s comedy career began in the shower of her New York City apartment. Blair Socci, a UCLA alumna and former Daily Bruin staffer, said she became interested in stand-up comedy when her ex-boyfriend brought her to his show. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Blair Socci got her start in comedy by performing five-minute stand-up comedy sets in New York City about red meat and her tomboy childhood. She also runs her own podcast titled "How To Be A Beefy Woman," which airs every Thursday. (Courtesy of Phil Provencio)

Alumna Blair Socci got her start in comedy by performing five-minute stand-up comedy sets in New York City about red meat and her tomboy childhood. She also runs her own podcast titled "How To Be A Beefy Woman," which airs every Thursday. (Courtesy of Phil Provencio)