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Hainan Chicken Los Angeles

Cluck2Go Hainan Chicken (Food of the Week)

Hainan chicken, the poached birds that originated in China’s Hainan province and became synonymous with Singapore, have become increasingly popular in Los Angeles. Find my favorite version at Cluck2Go near Pasadena City College. Qui...
Chinese Food Los Angeles

Legendary Boiled Fish with Pickled Cabbage + Chile (Food of the Week)

The San Gabriel Valley has become a hotbed for Sichuan cuisine, and now offerings have diversified to the point that menus can feel pretty far from similar. Legendary Restaurant is a Sichuan restaurant located...
Chinese Food Los Angeles

Tasty Noodle House Shanghai Grilled Pork Buns (Dose of Vitamin P)

Legit sheng jian bao on the Westside? How could this be? These pan-fried, Shanghai-style pork buns are a gift from Johnny Pan, a prolific restaurateur who grew up in Shanghai and Guangzhou and is...
Chinese Food San Francisco

Kingdom of Dumpling Steamed Pork Bao (Dose of Vitamin P)

On “Game of Thrones,” Westeros consists of seven kingdoms, but The North and The Vale have nothing on San Francisco. That’s where you’ll find Kingdom of Dumpling, a Chinese restaurant from David Li in...
Dumplings San Francisco

Chili House Beijing Potstickers (Dose of Vitamin P)

San Francisco’s Inner Richmond has far surpassed Chinatown for Chinese culinary treasures at this point. 2012 saw the rise of Chili House, a Sichuan style restaurant from Li Jun Han, who owns spicy sister...
Lobster Los Angeles

Elite Lobster with Rice Cakes (Food of the Week)

Chinese banquet dining is serious business in the San Gabriel Valley, though you might never know, since most of these meals take place in private rooms, drawing from negotiated, unprinted menus. My in-laws are...