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Filipino Food Los Angeles

Crispy House (fka Magic Wok): Filipino in Little India

Let’s begin by saying, shame on me. When Pleasure Palate founder Abby Abanes first mentioned Magic Wok in the summer of 2009, my only points of reference for Filipino cuisine were the unspectacular storefronts...
Indian Food Los Angeles

Mumbai Ki Galliyon Se: Taking It to the Street in Little India

The one-mile stretch of Pioneer Boulevard between Artesia Boulevard and South Street has by far the widest selection of Indian restaurants, markets and boutiques in Southern California, but until June 2008, it never had...
Indian Market Los Angeles

Surati Farsan Mart: Snacking at Little India Sweets Shop

There are plenty of sweets shops in Little India, the area of northern Orange County brimming with Indian-Americans and businesses designed to meet their needs. Surati Farsan Mart dates to 1986, named for a...
Ice Cream Shop Little India

Saffron Spot: Mumbai-Inspired Ice Cream in Little India

In April 2001, Mumbai native Smita Salgaonkar started Neemo’s Exotic Ice Creams in her adopted home, northern Orange County, naming her operation for an amalgam of her daughters’ names. As a way of marketing...
Indian Restaurant Los Angeles

Rajdhani: Bottomless Gujarati Thalis, Minus Meat, in Little India

Pioneer Boulevard in the southeast L.A. County town of Artesia is known as Little India, for its densely-packed stretch of Indian shops and restaurants. Rajdhani is the latest, and best Gujarati-style Indian restaurant, serving...
Indian Restaurant Los Angeles

Ashoka the Great: Paying Tribute to Indian Ruler in Artesia

A half-mile stretch of Pioneer Boulevard in Artesia has become known as Little India due to its densely packed Indian shops and restaurants. Ashoka the Great is a perpetually popular dining option that owner...