Happy Kitchen Double Cooked Pork (Dose of Vitamin P)

Chinese Food Los Angeles

Linda Burum’s Los Angeles Times review led me a familiar San Gabriel strip mall for an unfamiliar restaurant: Happy Kitchen. We filled our table with dishes from chef Jixian Liang’s menu, perhaps none better than Double Cooked Pork Slices ($7.99). This was an addictive plate of pig. Chef Liang tossed crispy, golden sheets of hog meat in a tangy vinegar sauce with crunchy cilantro stalks. Thin-shaved garlic and tiny cuts of ginger added just enough of a kick to elevate a seemingly simple dish into the realm of complexity.

12/11/13 Update: Happy Kitchen is no longer open for business.

Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.

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