You would have a hard time finding _________ IF YOU LEFT Los Angeles...
1 - A comparable variety and quality of Chinese/Taiwanese, Korean, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Mexican restaurants.
2 - A really good Spago.
3 - Worse Cajun/Creole/West Indian Food
4 - Pink's (and that's probably a good thing).
5 - Paparazzi stalking restaurants.
6 - Pop-ups.
7 - Humphry Yogart
176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
really good korean food. that and mexican food...i moved to NYC having grown up in the Valley and now living in Denver. oh how i miss the LA food scene!!
Fabulous fruit from the farmers markets. Peaches are crack in LA, and I'm not even talking about the citrus. Special mention to the green figs that are red inside from Mark Boujikian's farm. I know they're not organic, but that is the most sinful fruit I've ever eaten.
And, since I'm French and assuming somehow I'd leave to get back home, good Asian food (all of Asian cuisines, with the possible exception of Vietnamese) and, more than Mexican cuisine, I'd miss pupusas and Peruvian cuisine as well.
re: bad nono
I got back from Hong Kong a few days ago and we happened to have the fridge stocked with 20 something ripe peaches and I ate them all in the next 2 days. Peaches here indeed are crack, you really just need to know where to get them. The best peaches I had though were from a farm in Sacramento, and I must say those were like crack x1000. (I finished the whole box of around 20 in about 24 hours time.) Oddly enough both times I did not have any kind of stomach problem! Really can't think of where I'd get those kind of peaches outside of LA though.