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Jan 14, 2011 01:33 PM

Ethnic Breakfast Spots

Where are the ethnic breakfast spots in LA?

Taiwanese (and maybe Chinese) and Mexican come immediately to mind -- at least to my twisted mind.

But are there others out there?

Fukagawa comes to mind, but what other places offer Japanese breakfast?

What about others? I'm sure they are out there but I'm just too sheltered to have tried them.

Do tell.

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  1. Ipse, I have my serious doubts, reading all your posts, that you are sheltered in the least!! ;-)
    I have not tried them, but most of the Ethipoian restaurants in Little Ethiopia offer breakfast. Merkato has 4 offerings (and this is my favorite Ethiopian Restaurant in LA). Scroll all the way to the bottom of the menu page:

    Little Ethiopia Restaurant

    Little Ethiopia Restaurant
    1048 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019

    1036 1 2 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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    1. re: WildSwede

      Good info. Thanks.

      Ok. Ethiopian. Check. Others?

      1. re: ipsedixit

        You can get Yucatecan food at Chichen Itza in the Paloma Mercado (same place as Mo Chica) off the 110 and National. Unfortunately, they do not list their breakfast items on their website menu (and the MacArthur Park location is now closed). I know they have breakfast as I saw it when I ate there a couple of months ago.

        Chichen Itza
        3655 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

    2. Kim Ky in San Gabriel serves Chiu Chou-style breakfasts (lots of soup noodles).

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      1. re: raytamsgv

        Have the Chiu-Chou folks seceded from the imperial nation of China?


        1. re: ipsedixit

          Shhh...don't let people know about it. The Taiwanese may become be upset if someone beats them to it..

      2. Linda Burum had this place in LA Times' Food section's "The Find:"

        I've been dreaming of this place ever since...

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        1. re: bulavinaka

          If the Sangak bread is the real deal - what's offered at Healthy Choices in Irvine, although very good, is no Sangak - then get yourself over there pronto. Was in Iran a couple of years ago - Canadian passport, eh! - and absolutely fell in love with the breads. The rest of the suff in the review sound very good too. If you've had and loved tripa and all the different offal scented broths in SGV - and what Chowhound hasb't - then the Kaleh-Pache will also be up your alley. Usually, it's only served for breakfast. I await yours and ipse's report.

          1. re: fkingford

            Thanks for the info and recs. We had to nix our plans this AM, but this place is on my to-go list in the very near future. I am hoping that other Hounds get out here soon as well - I'm really curious about the other pastries that Linda mentioned.

            1. re: bulavinaka

              My guess is the pastries are not made in house. The Sangak tanoor is a dedicated tanoor, lined with pebbles and designed only to make Sangak, not even the other two breads in the Persian culinary staple; Barbari for breakfast and Taftoon for lunch and dinner, are made in this floor to ceiling behemoth. But you never know, if this is some hi-tech contraption as described in the article not only capable of turning out not only Sangaks but also very delicate French-style pastries!

        2. lox & eggs and a bagel widda shmear at Barney Greengrass? ;)

          Barney Greengrass Restaurant
          9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            I've had (and loved) the egg salad sandwich at Europane.

            An amazing contender is the egg Banh Mi (sp?) at Siagon Bakery in Rowland Heights. I thought it would be a fried egg sandwich but instead, it's a barely hard cooked egg, sliced hot, with the classic Bahn mi fixings. Divine!

          2. I'm looking for a Turkish breakfast dish called Chilbir (or sometimes Childir). I've seen a lot of places that serve the more common cheese, veg, soft-boiled egg and will probably go to one and throw myself on the mercy of the chef, but thought it worth asking here if anyone is aware of it. It is essentially poached eggs, served over room temp yoghurt w/light garlic, topped with melted butter laced with aleppo pepper. Does this sound familiar to any of you Angelenos?

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            1. re: Rocket J

              Rocket J,

              That sounds fabulous. I am unable to help with your quest, but if you do indeed find it, please let us know. I'd like to partake.

              Sometimes, I think would settle for just a good Scotch Egg.


              1. re: ipsedixit

                ipse, have you tried Ye Olde King's Head in SM or Robin Hood in Van Nuys for a Scotch egg? i've seen thumbs up here on CH for both.

                *note: the address in the places link for Robin Hood is wrong. (i'd edit it if i knew how!)
                here's the correct info:
                13640 Burbank Blvd
                Van Nuys, Ca 91401

                Ye Olde King's Head
                116 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

                Robin Hood British Pub
                13640 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

              2. re: Rocket J

                Rocket J, i know this thread is a few years old, but perhaps you'll find something useful in there:

                or maybe look into the "Turkish breakfast" at House Cafe?

                House Cafe
                8114 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048