The Most Exciting Place to Eat in Los Angeles Is Chinatown
From stone-fruit panna cotta to crackling roast pork, new dining options


The zong are treasures, wrapped in bamboo leaves and tucked in the fridge at Pearl River Deli. Warm them up, and each parcel goes tender, the sticky rice shining with a sweet, delicious fat that filters through a cache of Chinese sausage, dried shrimp, mung beans, peanuts and salted egg yolk. This isn’t the only reason I can’t stop going to Far East Plaza, the Chinatown mall built in 1979 as a food court, and its surrounding blocks.


Publisher:
The New York Times
Author:
Tejal Rao
Story Date:
6/15/2021
Story Region:
CA-Los Angeles
Place Grouping:
Food & Drink
Story Category:
Top/Best/Coolest Lists