Stories about Cassia

L.A. special occasion takeout and delivery recommendations

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • April 15, 2020

(buttery nodoguro, silky hotate, mild kanpachi) or a sashimi plate like halibut and cucumber dressed in yuzu vinegar and shiso oil. Pickup only. 21418 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, (818) 456-4509, Cassia The crunch and herbaceous nip

of Bryant Ng’s green papaya salad tastes especially vitalizing right now, as does his beef rendang electric with lime and sambal. Cassia’s menu has narrowed, but the singular merge of cultures (Vietnamese, Malaysian, Singaporean and Southern

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Mark Peel helped codify the notion of American 'urban rustic' cooking

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • June 21, 2021

Molina of Hippo (previously executive chef of Mozza), Bryant Ng of Cassia and Suzanne Tracht of Jar are among them. He never opened another restaurant with the seismic impact of Campanile, but he found a way to remain in the center of Los Angeles

Take-Out Tip of the Day: Schmaltz, Pantry Staples, and Jiggling Pie from Birdie G’s

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • March 18, 2020

The Rustic Canyon Family, which includes some of the city’s top spots like Cassia and Birdie G’s, announced a slew of new delivery, take-out, and curbside-pickup options. (Its namesake restaurant, Rustic Canyon, has closed temporarily.) Highlights

include Birdie G’s gorgeous, jiggling “World Famous” Rose Petal Pie and amazingly comforting matzo ball soup; flavorful Laksa from Cassia, assorted breads from Milo & Olive; and a haute grilled cheese and wine from Ester’s Wine Shop & Bar. For those

Delivery Apps Are Forcing L.A. Restaurants to Adjust to a Take-Out World—or Risk Starvation

Maureen Harrington • Los Angeles Magazine • January 29, 2020

year Bryant Ng, chef-partner at Cassia, part of the Rustic Canyon Family restaurant group, started a virtual kitchen, Cassia Rice & Noodle Kitchen, within the original Santa Monica restaurant, specifically for takeout and delivery. He offers a short

menu of rice- and noodle-based dishes, all tested for durability. “People may not treat the food the way you’d like,” Ng says good-naturedly. “So we made sure it all had staying power.” And just as important is pricing. “Cassia can be a special-occasion

Santa Monica restaurants looted and vandalized. Bay Cities deli not damaged

Jenn Harris, Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • June 1, 2020

said in a video the city posted on Twitter Several restaurants chose to just close for the day, including Birdie G’s, Cassia and Sidecar Donuts. It’s another financial hit for owners and chefs already struggling with the coronavirus pandemic and

Review: Bryant Ng’s Cassia in Santa Monica stars a brilliant pot-au-feu

Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • August 7, 2015

, nourishing broth, tender meats and vegetables each cooked to its turn — requires a remarkable attention to detail and a good deal of time. So if you were going to tease out the ambitions of Cassia, Bryant Ng’s sprawling Santa Monica restaurant, you should

; colonizing the colonizers. Cassia is not a gastropub. Occupying a big, barn-like ground floor in a corner of Santa Monica now occupied by sleek condos and post-production houses, Cassia, run in collaboration with Zoe Nathan and Joshua Loeb of Rustic Canyon

Bavel and Bestia’s Culinary Power Couple Reflects on Weathering the Shutdown

Andy Wang • Los Angeles Magazine • July 7, 2020

top five would be Taco Maria, Broken Spanish, Hatchet Hall . . . GG: Don’t go so fast, you’re missing people. OM: . . . Cassia and Fishing With Dynamite. GG: Let’s go get some Cassia! I [also] love Tsubaki and Ototo.I can’t decide which one I like more

L.A. restaurants can reopen, but most will remain closed

Andrea Chang, Jenn Harris, Peter Meehan • Los Angeles Times • May 30, 2020

region’s most popular restaurants — Alimento, n/naka, Ronan, Birdie G’s, Cassia, Lawry’s the Prime Rib and Sonoratown among them — takeout will remain the status quo for a while. Calling the latest developments “head-spinning,” Bar Amá chef-owner Josef

At Yang's Kitchen in the San Gabriel Valley, start with the beef noodle soup

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • October 31, 2019

to work at Ng’s Cassia in Santa Monica. On the weekends, lines at Yang’s Kitchen frequently back up to the door throughout the day. The space rehashes pervasive design elements: white subway tiles, blond woods, cracked concrete floors, dangling lights

L.A.’s dining timeline has gone through some major cultural ripples

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • January 3, 2020

Luu-Ng’s native Vietnam). The restaurant will close in 2013 when its building is marked for demolition, but it paves the way for Ng and Luu-Ng’s Santa Monica 2016 game-changer Cassia. (Paula Schultz / For The Times) Despite mixed reviews, Michael

rice bowls and pork longganisa herald a mainstream arrival of Filipino cooking in Southern California, which includes Chinatown’s Lasa, Santa Ana’s now-closed Irenia and Olalia’s follow-up project, Ma’am Sir. Cassia merges Westside glitz with Bryant