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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