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Pigs Los Angeles

Top 10 Pork Dishes of 2018

Every Tuesday, the Dose of Vitamin P column celebrates my favorite pork dish from the previous week. I live in Los Angeles, one of the world’s best places to eat, and was lucky enough...
Sandwich Los Angeles

BäcoShop Roast Pork Trompo (Dose of Vitamin P)

It’s ironic that chef Josef Centeno’s new roast pork trompo at BäcoShop in downtown Culver City features “Uyghur spices.” The Muslim minority, which China continues to persecute in Xinjiang province, would never eat pork....
Chinese Food Los Angeles

Grand Harbor Stir-Fried Preserved Meat + Sprouting Cauliflower (Dose of Vitamin P)

My in-laws claim allegiance to different Chinese restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley depending on recommendations from church friends, fluctuating prices, or the movements of favorite chefs. Grand Harbor is a flashy Chinese restaurant...
Dumplings Los Angeles

Dan Modern Chinese Pork & Blue Crab Xiao Long Bao (Dose of Vitamin P)

The San Gabriel Valley is nearly unrivaled for Chinese food in the U.S. Some people might not associate Pasadena with the SGV, but they are indeed intertwined. Until now, it’s been surprisingly tough to...
Mexican Food Los Angeles

Madre Costillas en Salsa de Chile Morita (Dose of Vitamin P)

For Food & Wine, Andy Wang spotlighted Ivan Vasquez, an Oaxacan chef who transformed longtime Palms neighborhood haunt El Nopal into Madre after launching the concept last year in Torrance. His restaurant honors mother...
Korean Food Los Angeles

Rib Service Salted Pork Spare Ribs (Dose of Vitamin P) [CLOSED]

Korean-style pork spare ribs are not cut like other styles I’ve experienced. Thin wing-like flaps are kept attached during the butchering process, leaving a lot more surface area to pick up char on the...