Patricia Kelly YeoLA Writer
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kelly was raised on a steady diet of Koreatown's old school KBBQ, SGV Chinese dumplings, and lamb koobideh courtesy of her Beverly Hills Persian uncle. (Yes, by marriage.) A graduate of both USC and UCLA, she lives in a state of blissful unawareness about either school's sportsball antics, and now spends most of her time reading books to combat the internet's brain worms.
First Look At Kinkan: The All-New Brick-And-Mortar In Virgil Village
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A pandemic popup sensation, Nan Yimcharoen’s Kinkan is ready for the big time.
The Most Chinese Thing About Me? My Fondness For Shengjianbao
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SJB are easy to love - especially at these three LA spots - just don’t treat them like another badge on your Girl Scout-style foodie sash.
Go to China Red in Arcadia to explore the huge dim sum menu, and make sure to double up on shengjianbao.
The 15 best bowls of ramen in Los Angeles.
10 spots across the city hawking all pork, all fat, all flavor.
Jinya is a bonafide chain with locations across the country, but still makes a very solid tonkotsu ramen.
Kai Ramen has multiple locations across LA and makes excellent classic tonkotsu broth.
Rakkan Ramen in Santa Monica offers a wide range of plant-based ramen options, along with a great patio.
Ken's Ramen in Virgil Village makes some of the best paitan (chicken-based) ramen in LA. We especially like the spicy Hell version.