I’m no foodie by any stretch of the imagination, nor have I ever claimed to be. But I’ve been to my fair share of restaurants and eateries in the U.S. and around the world, and since I’m a member of Privy, the exclusive members-only global networking website, they asked me for my five favorite restaurants in the Los Angeles area.
Now, when they asked me for my list, and the asker being Privy, a fairly high end-oriented website catering to a similarly high end group of Asian American movers and shakers that I don’t necessarily consider myself a part of, I was a bit hesitant. Sure, I’ve been to the chi-chi, the über-hip, the name-droppingly worthy restaurants in L.A. But those are not the places I love.
The places I love are like the tiny hole-in-the-wall banh mi place out in the middle of nowhere, where you have to eat in your car, but the barbecue pork is mouthwateringly springy and tangy and sweet, and the french bread surrounding the luscious meat is crisp and flaky and chewy at the same time …
OK, so I’m not a foodie. But I like what I like.
So here’s my top 5 restaurant picks on Privy. Warning: two of my top 5 offer no seating whatsoever. But, oh, they are soooo worth it. http://losangeles.privy.net/go/eat/Audrey-Magazine