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At the new Luyixian in Alhambra, come for the lu rou fan braised pork over rice

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • February 2, 2023
Finding Luyixian on a first visit can be too precise a task to rely on GPS. Look for the restaurant’s entrance in the far corner of a small parking lot behind a sprawling building in Alhambra at the intersection of South Garfield Avenue and Valley...

Find the best chicken wings, plus a BBQ pop-up in Simi Valley

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • January 30, 2023
I’ve probably spent hundreds of dollars on various 25- and 50-cent cups of sauce at restaurants over the last decade. Show me a condiment and I’ll show you a dozen things to put it on. The door of my refrigerator is a tightly packed mixed bag of...

9 delicious new sandwiches to eat in L.A.

Bill AddisonRestaurant Critic • Los Angeles Times • January 26, 2023
Sandwiches are like one of the year’s best picture Oscar contenders: Everything, everywhere, all at once. Within a recent 24-hour span, I admired the contrast of soft-scrambled eggs and spicy-sweet fried chicken on a brunch sandwich at Distrito...

Lunar New Year foods to love: whole fish, spring rolls, noodles and more

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • January 22, 2023
Don’t go to bed with your hair wet or even remotely damp. You’ll get headaches. Don’t put your chopsticks straight up in your rice. It resembles the incense burned at funerals. Eat lots of greens. They are the color of money. I’ve grown up...

Is this the best shawarma in Los Angeles?

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • January 21, 2023
Among the wonderful things about having a community of Lebanese friends is that when they return to Los Angeles after a visit to Lebanon they invariably show up with an edible gift: mixed snack nuts, a local tradition that began centuries ago via...

Konbi will close both its Echo Park and Culver City locations

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • January 20, 2023
Konbi, the Japanese cafe and bakery, will close both its Echo Park and newly opened Culver City locations this weekend. The restaurant announced the closures in a statement posted to Instagram Friday. “For a variety of reasons the business cannot...

Find Syrian breakfast in this L.A. backyard restaurant

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • January 19, 2023
Looking down at a bowl of fatteh at Nawal, a weekend pop-up in Solano Canyon near Dodger Stadium, the carefully sectioned ingredients look as if they’re poised to begin whirling. The color palette isn’t too far off from the spinning pinwheel that...

What is a dumpling? | The Bucket List

• Los Angeles Times • January 16, 2023
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The best dumplings in L.A., according to the Dumpling Mafia

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • January 16, 2023
You can get to know someone pretty quickly by asking them a single, simple question: What is a dumpling? Is a burrito a dumpling? What about a Hot Pocket or a calzone? I may shake my head and vehemently disagree with you, but I promise I’ll hear...

Are the Los Angeles Willie Mae's and Holey Grail Donuts as good as the originals?

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • January 16, 2023
L.A. is a fickle town, especially when it comes to food. Some of the most lauded chefs in the world have attempted to open locations of beloved restaurants in Los Angeles. Lines form. The hype machine whirls into motion. Reservations seem...