7 days ago | Cheap Eats
If you are from Tianjin, the major port city in Northeast China, the jianbing in Monterey Park must be a powerful source of food nostalgia. You might remember the lady in Tianjin cooking it on the sidewalk and the dank smell of sulfurous char...
14 days ago | Cheap Eats
The first thing you will notice at Chengdu Lao Zao, the new Sichuan hot pot restaurant in San Gabriel, is the smell: a unique odor that develops when gallons of oily broth are simmered with Sichuan peppercorns and generous mounds of red chile unti...
12 months ago | Korean Cuisine
It’s no secret that Koreatown’s restaurants are often a one dish affair. If you find yourself at a restaurant that specializes in cold noodles – say, Yu Chun – you are almost certainly eating nothing but naeng myun and kimchi. It shouldn’t come as...
12 months ago | Thai Cuisine
On Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, the City of Los Angeles received the momentous news that Portland-based chef Andy Ricker will be opening two of his wonderful restaurants, Pok Pok and Pok Pok Phat Thai, at the Far East Plaza in L.A.'s Chinatown. T...
1 year ago | Indian Cuisine
The first time you enter Surati Farsan Mart is a potentially overwhelming experience. The place resembles a Jewish deli more than a restaurant, and during peak hours, the line can stretch out the door. The clientele are loud and almost entirely In...
1 year ago | Vietnamese Cuisine
The best food in Vietnam is found not in Michelin-approved establishments but on dirty street corners, where stray dogs linger at your feet carefully gnawing at scraps. Each tiny street stall will most likely specialize in one single dish; maybe b...