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Fried Chicken Los Angeles

Top Restaurant Crispy Fried Chicken (Food of the Week)

My brother-in-law Spencer mentioned the fried chicken at Top Restaurant many times, but I never had a reason to visit this east Pasadena strip mall. Somehow the stars aligned for a family dinner at...
Fried Chicken Los Angeles

Wong Java House Ayam Penyet (Food of the Week) [CLOSED]

To say that fried chicken is one of my favorite foods is an understatement. Every chance I get to try a new version, there’s pretty much never a red light. Still, it took a...
Indonesian Restaurant Los Angeles

Sate House: Cracking an Indonesian Walnut in Strip Mall [CLOSED]

Everybody’s heard of a walnut, the versatile ingredient that requires cracking and factors into sweet and savory dishes. Far fewer people know about Walnut, a small town in the eastern San Gabriel Valley that...
Indonesian Food Los Angeles

Java Spice: Sizzling Indonesian Food in Rowland Heights

The San Gabriel Valley has become synonymous with Chinese food, but the sprawling sun-scorched lowlands feature plenty of other enticing Asian options. For example, writer Linda Burum recently guided me to a Rowland Heights...
Indonesian Restaurant Orange County

Warung Pojok: Indonesian Corner Cafe in Garden Grove [CLOSED]

Jakarta native Erisa Bong opened this Indonesian corner (pojok) café (warung) on August 1 with chef/aunt Ibu Ginting, who hails from Sumatra. The former Chinese restaurant is situated in a Garden Grove strip mall,...
Indonesian Restaurant Los Angeles

Satay Fong: Indonesian Skewers in West Covina Food Court [CLOSED]

In Asian cities like Singapore and Hong Kong, food courts (which go by several names, including hawker centres) often have some of the most exhilarating food, at consistently low prices. In America, food courts...