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Multiculti Socal mirrored in its pizza choices -- or, "For the world is flat and I have touched the mochi."




Strawberry Cones serves a few fairly normal pizzas, but according to Eat LA contributing editor Miles Clements, its claim to fame are the bamboo charcoal crusted Ninja Pizzas, which are topped with avocado and salmon; roe, mochi and mayo; or walnut and raisin.
Strawberry Cones serves a few fairly normal pizzas, but according to Eat LA contributing editor Miles Clements, its claim to fame are the bamboo charcoal crusted Ninja Pizzas, which are topped with avocado and salmon; roe, mochi and mayo; or walnut and raisin.
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In the latest installment in the Eat-LA/Off-Ramp collaborative, Off-Ramp host John Rabe visits Strawberry Cones with Miles Clements to taste one of their weirdest pizzas. COME INSIDE for info on all the non-standard pizza joints Miles sampled for his LA Times Food section piece "Pizza Goes Global," and to find out why it's called "Strawberry Cones."

According to the menu:

'The "Strawberry" is a delicate fruit. It can easily spoil and bruise even with the softest touch. The heart shaped strawberry represents the heart of our delicate customers. The word "cones" sounds familiar to a Japanese word for fortune. Our delivery brings you fortune.'

Miles' list:

A. Partamian Bakery, 5410 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 937-2870

Bella Vista, 10826 Venice Blvd., Culver City, (310) 837-4299

Brami’s Kosher Pizza, 17736 1/2 Sherman Way, Reseda, (818) 342-0611 and 12909 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, (818) 985-0611

Dean’s Pizza, 929 Redondo Ave., Long Beach, (562) 987-3297

Forn Al Hara, 512 S. Brookhurst St., Suite 5, Anaheim, (714) 758-3777

Guelaguetza, 3337 1/2 W. Eighth St., Los Angeles, (213) 427-0601

Il Dolce Pizzeria, 1902 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, (949) 200-9107

Mercado Buenos Aires, 7540 Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys, (818) 786-0522

Mr. Pizza Factory, 3881 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 738-0077

Old Sasoon Bakery, 1132 N. Allen Ave., Pasadena, (626) 791-3280

Pavich's Brick Oven Pizzeria, 2311 S. Alma St., San Pedro, (310) 519-1200

Strawberry Cones, 227 W. Valley Blvd., Suite 118B, San Gabriel, (626) 293-1852