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Jan 1, 2014 10:34 AM

FRIED FOODS - LA Dish of the Month (January 2014)

FRIED FOODS - LA Dish of the Month (January 2014)

The dish of the month for Los Angeles for January is Fried Foods.

Here's a link to the voting thread:

The goal is to collectively try as many different varieties, kinds and types of fried foods. Anything fried is fair game (even things like shank or kibbeh). And, it goes without saying, that telling us of fabulous places to find fried foods that you've been to in the past is great, and recounting vivid memories of some deep-fried caloric bomb is also fun, but what we want are real-live, current progress reports of what and where you are finding and eating fried foods.

So let's start exploring and eating—report back with reviews and photos.

Happy New Year.

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  1. Too bad there are no county fairs on right now. That's where all the interesting fried foods are.

    1. Deep fried only or does pan fried also count?

      Just had the panfried buns at Shanghai No 1 Seafood Village. Excellent. Still thin well fried bun with a good amount of soup/juice in the middle.

      Place was packed and the wait was 1 hour. The shocking thing is they apologized multiple times for the wait and brought out a plate of sesame jello for the people waiting. I can honestly say I don't think I have ever seen this done at a Chinese restaurant before. Stay classy SN1.

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      1. re: Porthos

        heh. sesame jello sounds like a punishment to me.

          1. re: Porthos

            Deep fried only or does pan fried also count?

            I say it's all good!

            Happy new year, P.

          2. Had Fish and Chips at Seasalt Fish Grill in Santa Monica yesterday and it was pretty darn good. $10.95 for 3 large pieces. Nice place to have in Santa Monica.

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            1. I just love fried tofu. Soft and delicious recently at Thai Patio and also Streets of India, but I guess Alamo anywhere. Recommended!

              1. "Fried" rice.


                Arroz con pollo with tostones at Bella Cuba Costa Mesa.

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