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Attention LA old-timers... Is it Paul's Kitchen I'm thinking of? (divey Chinese)

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Attention LA old-timers... Is it Paul's Kitchen I'm thinking of? (divey Chinese)

Mr. Taster | Nov 1, 2005 01:27 PM

Many years ago, before I knew much about authentic Chinese food (and before I really started exploring the SGV or downtown LA for excellent grub in earnest), an old boss took me to a place which I think was called Paul's Kitchen. I only know that it was in a shabby part of downtown, and the food reminded me quite a bit of the highly inauthentic but delicious stuff from back home.

In reading a recent post on 1960's LA Chinese menus from the General Topics board (linked below), my memory was jogged and I'm wondering why I've never seen the place mentioned here on the LA board.

What's the history of this place? Why the non-Chinesey sounding name? Now that my palate has been wildly expanded, I wonder if the place would still hold the same nostalgia for me (or is it just greasy, bad, Americanized Chinese after all)?

I'm contemplating a trip back (with my Taiwanese girlfriend, who finds Americanized Chinese food bad but entertaining) as an experiment.

Your opinions, hounds?

Mr. Taster

Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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