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Asian Food Los Angeles

My Regular Los Angeles Restaurants

I’m a food writer, which breaks down to two restaurant meals per day that are often driven by a pending assignment, or by an endless hunger for variety. That said, I occasionally get a...
Thai Food Los Angeles

Rodded Pan Fried Stewed Beef with Basil (Food of the Week)

Substitutions and modifications politely declined? That increasingly prevalent policy is foreign to Danny Komenkul, third generation restaurateur at Rodded. At a recent dinner in his family’s democratic Thai Town restaurant, where the name translates...
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Top 10 Los Angeles Pork Dishes of 2012

Every Tuesday, Dose of Vitamin P celebrates my favorite pork dish from the previous week. To end the year, here are my 10 favorite Doses of Vitamin P from Los Angeles in 2012. Numbered...
Restaurant Sign Los Angeles

Rodded: Comforting Chinese Inflected Restaurant in Thai Town

With a name that means “delicious food” in Thai, we should have noticed earlier that Rodded‘s impact runs far deeper than duck. The restaurant in Thai Town from the Komenkul family draws on Chinese...
Thai Food Los Angeles

Rodded Ham Hock with Mint Leaves (Dose of Vitamin P)

Rodded translates from Thai as “delicious food.” Jessi Komenkul’s restaurant has also been around for 40 years, which has to make Rodded one of the oldest in L.A. Both factors point toward a positive...