Expect a wait, sometimes even for a counter seat, at plainly-decorated, steam-filled Shabu Shabu House in Little Tokyo's Village Plaza. The dish known as shabu-shabu is the draw here: you quickly cook your own meats, vegetables, and noodles in a hot pot before dipping them either in peanut or ponzu sauce - or both.
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Al-WatanLike any serious Pakistani restaurant, Al-Watan ostensibly specializes in the complicated offal dishes that make up the heart of Muslim Pakistani soul food: masala, here a ragout of chopped goat's brains cooked in a bright-r...