16 Best Indian and South Asian Restaurants in Los Angeles

Southern California’s South Asian and Indian restaurants are abundant: Some might require a short trek to Artesia, the South Bay, or a jaunt to the San Fernando Valley. Wherever traveling for this regional food, one thing is certain — it travels well and reheats beautifully the following morning or (if we’re being honest) the middle of the night. And while not always dominant in every dish, South Asian spice can be turned up to palate-blistering levels, though the diner always dictates exactly how high. For best effect, be sure to order a sweet, milky lassi to counter the impact.

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Best Asian restaurant in Ann Arbor: Tomukun

Yes, it’s Tomukun again, but are you really surprised? Because, let’s be honest, would we possibly go anywhere else? For the perfect bowl of ramen nestled in their signature aromatic pork broth. For the crisp of their pan-fried dumplings. For the tang and spice of their Asian BBQ wings. For their careful selection of imported wine, beer, sake and soju. For the atmosphere and style of this classic Ann Arbor restaurant.

In better times before the COVID-19 pandemic, you crammed yourself through the doors and stood behind an eager crowd, trying to catch the eyes of the host scanning the

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Asian noodles make delicious comfort food

Light, healthy, visually tempting and so delicious, Asian cuisine is always welcome at my house. Using my well-seasoned wok, I often make stir-fry. Quick and easy, stir-frying is a great way to use up odd amounts of fresh vegetables — a carrot or two, half a cabbage, a few sweet peppers, mushrooms and scallions, some minced garlic and ginger. Searing them in the wok takes only a few minutes. Toss in some leftover grilled chicken or fish, a splash of soy sauce and some toasted sesame seeds. Bring it all together with a large bowl of steamed rice, and dinner

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16 Easy Asian Food Recipes

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In these trying times of pandemic-related violence, the Asian community is drawing its strength from its rich and vibrant culture, especially its culinary tradition. From cooking signature foods like Korean barbecue and Chinese hot pot, both of which have origins that date back for centuries, to watching Asian chefs compete on Top Chef, to seeing successful Asian restaurateurs expand their reach, Asian people have found pride in their food for ages and will continue to do so.

Asian cuisine, both traditional and fusion, is so diverse and all so yummy. Many people frequent Asian restaurants for

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Raya and the Last Dragon’s Southeast Asian Cuisine Serves Us a Delicious Metaphor


Raya and the Last Dragon, directed by Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada, marks the House of Mouse’s first foray into Southeast Asian cultures and traditions. An action-packed animated comedy-adventure filled with breathtaking visuals and a hopeful message at the heart of its story, the movie centers on the titular Raya (Kelly Marie Tran) as she embarks on a quest to save her land. Kumandra’s under threat from eternal doom after a mysterious plague known as the Druun turns everyone into stone and disunites the nation into five factions: Heart, Talon, Fang, Spine and Tail. Once peaceful and

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