Best Chinese dishes to try
There's no denying that L.A. is a literal melting pot of gorgeous food offerings. On any given day, an Angeleno can travel the globe within a two-mile radius, giving that passport (and belly!) the runaround in a span of three meals. And, when it comes to Chinese food, we take the cake — and the noodles, and the dumplings, too! Whatever you're hankering, someone is certainly dishing. In fact, some neighborhoods are completely devoted to a particular region or specialty.
We know what you're thinking: Holy dim sum, the options are endless! Don't be daunted, because whether you're in the mood for a traditional Cantonese pork bun or more adventurous fare, we suggest you skip the standard takeout menu and dig into one of these top ten dishes. Trust us, chopstick skills aren't required!
Crackling Pancake At Kam Hong Garden, $5.95
This pancake features some serious attention to detail. Need proof? Hand-rolled behind the counter, it's then wrapped around savory-braised pork and slow-cooked leeks. The texture is quite similar to a pupusa — spongy, yet crisp to the bite. We suggest you take your time watching that counter and chef Kam Hong in action. If you’re lucky, you might even spy knife-cut noodles being made with some serious flair. We’re talking about some serious tableside entertainment! Kam Hong Garden, 848 East Garvey Avenue (between New and Orange Avenues); 626-280-9318.