The Spice Table

114 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-620-1840
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  • Mon-Sat 11:30am-3:30pm, Mon-Wed 5:30pm-11pm, Thu-Sat 5:30pm-0am
  • $$, $$$
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available, Parking Validation, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
Spice Table serves neither regional Italian dishes nor the food of the Mediterranean, but chiefly riffs on the cooking of Singapore: spice-rubbed sticks of satay; cabbage braised with bacon and dried shrimp; and crunchy fried chicken wings whose crust is laced with hot, South Indian curry. This isn't quite the food of the hawker centers, but it isn't tame. The famous black-pepper crab is abstracted into a kind of juicy crab canape, the curry laksa is jolted with the strong, toasted shrimp paste belacan and the closest thing to french fries on the menu is the deep-fried cauliflower, which is grand. I loved the skewers of grilled beef tripe, which picked up all the smokiness from the grill. And the perfect crossover dish? Sambal potatoes, which is Mozza's fried potatoes smeared with spicy chile paste. See full review.

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