The Top 5 Dishes in Chinatown

Five dishes from the new generation of Chinatown restaurants

Drunken pancit at LASA in Chinatown
Drunken pancit at LASA | Photo by Joshua Lurie

L.A.’s Chinese American community dates to the 1850s, but it wasn’t until 1938 that the neighborhood that once held Little Italy officially became known as Chinatown. Now, eight decades later, Chinatown is enjoying unprecedented growth. Classic spots like Eastside Market Italian Deli, Nick’s Café, Phoenix Inn, and Sam Woo are still going strong, and a new crop is providing diversity and depth. Start with these five dishes.

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