I love visiting Los Angeles for its laid-back vibe, its sunset views and incredible food scene. There are many great places to share a meal here — from Silverlake, Culver City, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Los Feliz, West Hollywood, Westfield Mall, La Brea Avenue to Koreatown and Japantown.
Thanks to my dear friends, the Tran family, for showing me their secret little spots in town to eat excellent food and have a good time. Another must-go pit stop is in San Gabriel, just 25 minutes west of LA where my other dear friend, chef Vincent Cheng (of Miss Yip Chinese Cafe), opened three delicious Chinese restaurants , Ho Kee Cafe. Just his Peking Duck and Roast Pork is definitely worth the drive. Love Hong Kong comfort food!
But, what’s a trip to LA without a visit to my staples: Din Tai Fong for the best fried rice and dumplings; Chateau Marmont for cool cocktails; the Beverly Hills Hotel for a Hollywood breakfast; The Apple Pan for burgers and Café Gratitude.
So, tell us where you love to eat in LA. Let’s trade foodie secrets.