Down in Chinatown's East China Plaza, Lao Tao brings modern Taiwanese street food to the lunch crowd masses. The order-at-the-counter spot is affordable, quick, and just the right amount of gluttony to leave you feeling satisfied but still able to get work done afterwards. The move is the beef ban mian (flat noodles in a bone marrow broth) and the best godd*mn popcorn chicken we’ve had in LA.
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Kim Chuy in Chinatown specializes in the coastal cuisine of Chiu Chow, a city in the eastern part of Guangdong province.
Wax Paper Chinatown
This second outpost of the Wax Paper sandwich spot is in a Chinatown arcade, and it’s just as good as the tiny original in Frogtown.
Phoenix Inn Chinese Cuisine
Phoenix Inn is a certified Chinatown institution, known for their unique mix of traditional Cantonese dishes and modern Chinese-American fare.
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