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  • There isn’t a clue, not on the sign outside or on the menu, that Oasis is Jordanian — the only Jordanian restaurant in Los Angeles. Chef/owner Ahmad Abulfeilat explains that most people have no idea what Jordanian food is and are not likely to ta...

  • 29 days ago | Vietnamese Cuisine

    This crispy Vietnamese crepe isn’t hard to find. It’s in Vietnamese restaurants all over Westminster, in the San Gabriel Valley and elsewhere. And it’s eaten throughout Vietnam, from north to south. But this is its first appearance in the La Br...

  • 3 years ago

    Menudo isn't the only Mexican hangover remedy. The next time you have a cruda, head for Aro Latin in South Pasadena and ask for salmon-belly soup. It's a surefire cure from Apatzingán, Michoacán, hometown of Grecia Gomez and Teresa T...

  • 3 years ago | Korean Cuisine

    Shopping for groceries can make you hungry. This is a good thing if you’re in a Korean supermarket, where eating pre-made food on site is a tradition. In most Korean markets, a food stall or small restaurant will be only a few steps away. When you...

  • 3 years ago | Asian Cuisine

    You don’t go to a Korean restaurant to eat spring rolls unless it’s Shabu Hyang, where do-it-yourself versions accompany your shabu shabu (meat, mostly beef, boiled in broth) and a couple of barbecue items. The kitchen at the Vietnamese-Korean fus...

  • 3 years ago | Asian Cuisine

    You have to be willing to get your hands dirty to eat Korean pork bone soup. What you get is a bowl piled high with savory bones in steaming, spicy red broth, which looks generous until you realize these are neck bones, certainly not the meatiest ...


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