Chubby Pork Belly bowl (gochujang-lacquered kurobuta rice bowl with fried egg, pickled radishes, water spinach, Chinese broccoli, cotinga and peanuts) from Chego in Chinatown

Chubby Pork Belly bowl (gochujang-lacquered kurobuta rice bowl with fried egg, pickled radishes, water spinach, Chinese broccoli, cotinga and peanuts) from Chego in Chinatown

The Beefy T (hot chili fries rice, diced prime rib, braised shoyu garlic paste w fried egg and fried shallots) from chego in Chinatown

The Beefy T (hot chili fries rice, diced prime rib, braised shoyu garlic paste w fried egg and fried shallots) from chego in Chinatown

Flan from Libra in Culver City

Flan from Libra in Culver City

Chicago style hot dog from Portillo’s in Buena Park

Chicago style hot dog from Portillo’s in Buena Park

Shrimp and fish tacos from Taco Nazo in El Monte

Shrimp and fish tacos from Taco Nazo in El Monte

Shrimp ceviche tostada from Taco Nazo in South El Monte

Shrimp ceviche tostada from Taco Nazo in South El Monte

Chicken liver toast and date jam from alma in Los Angeles

Chicken liver toast and date jam from alma in Los Angeles

Uni toast, burrata and caviar  from alma in Los Angeles

Uni toast, burrata and caviar from alma in Los Angeles

Vegetarian plate from Moishe’s in Los Angeles

Vegetarian plate from Moishe’s in Los Angeles

Gnocchi in meat and mushroom ragout from Maccheroni Republic in DTLA.

Gnocchi in meat and mushroom ragout from Maccheroni Republic in DTLA.

Garlic naan from Pickles Indian Cuisine in Artesia

Garlic naan from Pickles Indian Cuisine in Artesia

Medhu wada, a savory lentil donut, from Pickles Indian Cuisine in Artesia

Medhu wada, a savory lentil donut, from Pickles Indian Cuisine in Artesia

Prime rib rice bow (w/ fried egg, water spinach, Chinese broccoli creamed horseradish, roasted garlic paste and shallots) from Chego in Chinatown

Prime rib rice bow (w/ fried egg, water spinach, Chinese broccoli creamed horseradish, roasted garlic paste and shallots) from Chego in Chinatown

Ooey gooey fries from Chego in Chinatown

Ooey gooey fries from Chego in Chinatown

Strawberry shave ice with strawberries and condensed milk from Gaja in Lomita

Strawberry shave ice with strawberries and condensed milk from Gaja in Lomita