Pho 87 always looks closed from the outside. This unmarked building in Chinatown has darkened windows and a grating over the front door that obscures the neon “open” sign. But once you realize it’s actually not shut down and get inside, you’ll find some excellent pho. All the bowls are under $10, come out quickly, and will definitely help with whatever ails you. Get the pho with rare steak.
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They’re putting out some pretty stellar modern Filipino food at Lasa in Chinatown, in an atmosphere that makes you feel at home.
Mexicali Taco & Co.
Home to the legendary Vampiro Taco, a meal at Mexicali Taco & Co is one of the best ways you can spend $12 in this town.
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Blossom is a vastly underrated pho spot in Silver Lake with a hidden basement area ideal for enjoying your meal in silence.
Thach Che Hien Khanh
Thach Che Hien Khanh is a tiny Vietnamese dessert shop in Little Saigon that will send you to straight to sweet-tooth heaven.
Porridge and Puffs
Porridge and Puffs in Historic Filipinotown has Asian-inspired rice porridge, and a quiet, welcoming feel.
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