Author: Esther Tseng


Guelaguetza

Dish By DishLos Angeles

The Oaxacan Traditions of Guelaguetza, As Seen Through Five Dishes

Guelaguetza, one of L.A.’s most iconic restaurants, has been a haven for the city’s vast Oaxacan population who miss dishes…

By

Jon Yao Kato

Dish By DishLos Angeles

Jon Yao’s Taiwan-Inspired Cooking at Kato, As Seen Through Five Dishes

When Kato opened in West Los Angeles in 2016, Taiwanese food had just begun to creep westward from the San…

By

"The cuisine is never static in Thailand, especially as compared to here. It’s at 100 miles an hour and never the same." Justin Pichetrungsi cooking in Anajak's kitchen. // Courtesy Anajak Thai

Chef FeaturesLos Angeles

At Anajak Thai, a New and Californian Vision of What It Means to Be a Thai Restaurant

Anajak Thai has been part of Justin Pichetrungsi’s life since birth. Like many children growing up around a restaurant, he…

By

Dishes at Dolan's Uyghur Cuisine, from left to right: Roasted lamb, a komesh kebab, and rangpiza, or cold-skin noodles. // Courtesy Dolan's Uyghur Cuisine

Chinatown USALos Angeles

Uyghurs in America Want to Share Food and Culture. For Them, It’s a Matter of Survival.

In May 2017, as Bugra Arkin neared the completion of his graduate studies in international policy and trade, he and…

By

The Meaning of a DishLos Angeles

A Breakfast That Provides a Taste of the Familiar

Growing up in the suburbs of Milwaukee, breakfast usually meant shoveling into my mouth spoonfuls of technicolor cereal, swimming in…

By

Chinatown USALos Angeles

The Resy Guide to L.A.’s Chinese Restaurants, By Those Who Love Them Best

It’s no secret that Los Angeles has a flourishing Chinese American community, one of the largest, most expansive in the…

By

Chef FeaturesLos Angeles

At Dialogue, Dave Beran keeps pushing the conversation in new ways

When Dave Beran opened Dialogue in 2017, you could sense his wonder at his newly adopted city. “We had strawberries…

By