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

Auburn    Bavel    Bestia    Bon Temps    Broken Spanish    The Brothers Sushi    Cassia    Crustacean    Dialogue    Pasjoli    Felix    n/naka    Shunji    Vaca    Vespertine   

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

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

The best bars and restaurants for drinking wine in L.A.

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • February 6, 2020

hybrid with her husband, Tug Coker. It’s in the same building as Cassia, another RCF project; Cassia is boisterous (and wonderful), Esters is far quieter. Coker’s succinct, savvy list of two dozen by-the-glass choices manages to cover ample ground. A

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

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

L.A.’s 10 Best New Restaurants of 2019

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • December 17, 2019

glistening, well-designed concept. Co-owners Chris Yang and his girlfriend, general manager Maggie Ho, both 29, previously worked with Bryant Ng at the consistently delightful Cassia, and it shows. The concise menu features their takes on Chinese and

Angler    Atrium    Bar Restaurant    Birdie G's    Bon Temps    Dear John's    Nightshade    Pasjoli    Yang's Kitchen    Yours Truly   

Decade in dining: How Los Angeles became America's best and most exciting food city

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • January 3, 2020

ago ended up having real clout. If Baroo had opened five years earlier, would people have gotten it the way they did? I’m not so sure. Also, chefs like Ray Garcia at Broken Spanish and Bryant Ng at Cassia showed us that they could open in big, glitzy

Appreciation: Jitlada's Tui Sungkamee helped popularize the idea of regional cooking

Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • October 25, 2017

the cassia tree, and curries made with dried mudfish, sour tamarind shoots or fresh fish kidneys. The most popular dishes seemed to be turmeric-yellow fried sea bass, a severely spicy mango salad flavored with coconut milk, and fish balls formed around

imagined non-Thai customer. They could be just as successful cooking for themselves. He died of lung cancer last week, but his influence is likely to linger for quite a while. There is an entire generation of chefs in Los Angeles — including Cassia’s Bryant