Porridge + Puffs

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Porridge + Puff's Minh Phan debuts Hollywood pop-up Phenakite

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • October 21, 2020

restaurant-in-residence’s upscale tone signifies a shift in formality for Phan, though the rigor of her culinary style has always been evident. Porridge + Puffs’ namesake dish is fundamentally comfort food, though something as simple-sounding as a poultry and

. “They reminded me I’m in my early 40s,” she said. “If I don’t leap into this now, when exactly am I going to do it?” Phan has proven among the most community-minded chefs in Los Angeles. Porridge + Puffs has been dormant since early September, but she

Best L.A. takeout for coronavirus quarantine, per our critic

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • March 24, 2020

cracked. I’m coming back for more this week. Pickup and delivery. 14110 Oxnard St., Van Nuys, (818) 909-2593, kobeefactoryla.com Pork banh mi, Porridge & Puffs It is a given that Minh Phan’s porridge — especially the one with mushrooms, ground turkey and

Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 908-5313, porridgeandpuffs.com The staff prepares takeout orders at Porridge + Puffs. (Bill Addison / Los Angeles Times) Hainan chicken, Cluck2Go Brandon Hayato Go mentioned this place when we were emailing about the

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Make your way through the 101 Best Restaurants list at these affordable places to eat

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • December 20, 2019

of Los Angeles, past and present. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) Porridge + Puffs (29) At her calm, quirky, Historic Filipinotown sanctuary, Minh Phan begins her porridges by simmering Kokuho Rose rice from Central California’s Koda Farms with

-spiked ground turkey is an ideal introduction to her quietly spectacular brand of comfort food. — B.A. 2801 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 908-5313, porridgeandpuffs.com A spread of porridge, puffs and vegetable sides at Porridge + Puffs. (Mariah

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Review: At Porridge + Puffs, rice is Minh Phan’s canvas for sophisticated self-expression

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • February 13, 2019

The word “porridge” means something different to everyone, conjuring bowls full of soupy spoon foods from every curve of the globe. At her Historic Filipinotown restaurant Porridge + Puffs, Minh Phan begins her interpretation with a strain of white

. There may be no modern Los Angeles restaurant with a more literal name than Porridge + Puffs. It’s the indy chef equivalent of a fast food chain calling itself Burger and Fries. The twee, alliterative duo sound like affected comfort foods, which belies

L.A.’s 15 best dishes of 2019

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • December 26, 2019

preserved in yuzu-scented sake leaves — very on brand and very 2019. 2801 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 908-5313, porridgeandpuffs.com Porridge + Puffs’ fermented tea leaf salad with summer fruits and vegetables. (Bill Addison / Los Angeles Times

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How to pickle vegetables and fruit like a pro

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • August 11, 2020

and eggplants. Nukazuke pickles are fermented in a pasty, dry-wet brine made from moistened rice bran. Hot vs. cold brine Minh Phan of Porridge + Puffs says you should think of hot brine as something you use to cook dense vegetables or pungent

texture and crunch of a vegetable. Phan recommends translucent or “see-through” vegetables and fruits such as pears, radishes and most herbs for pickling in cold brine. At Porridge + Puffs, Phan pickles watermelon rinds, citrus peels and banana peels, herb

L.A. chefs explain why they make pickles

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • August 13, 2020

Now that we're all cooking, trying to stretch stuff, preserve stuff or figure out a way to use up that last CSA box, pickling is the thing to do. Here’s a look at why some chefs in L.A. are getting down with pickled food. Minh Phan, Porridge + Puffs

Tasting Notes: The meaning of mooncakes and tea

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • October 3, 2020

Series returns at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 with a Porridge & Puffs and Alta Adams collaboration and a live discussion hosted by L.A. Times Food columnist Ben Mims. The three-course soul food meets Asian-inspired comfort food dinner will include black sesame

Why one Iowa restaurant owner says 'No love, no tacos'

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • October 24, 2020

. — “As an Asian American woman, I’ve never been allowed to be an artist,” Minh Phan, chef and owner of Porridge + Puffs in Historic Filipinotown, told critic Bill Addison recently. “I’ve always had to be of service or take care of someone.” Phan has

L.A. Taco's Javier Cabral on scouting for tacos in Mexico and reporting the pandemic

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • September 26, 2020

Angeles Times Dinner Series returns at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 with a Porridge & Puffs and Alta Adams collaboration and a live discussion hosted by L.A. Times cooking columnist Ben Mims. The three-course soul food meets Asian-inspired comfort food dinner will