My wife and I are planning a trip to LA later this year just for the food. Where would be a good place to base ourselves for access to inexpensive Asian places, esp. Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese? A cheap hotel within walking distance of some good places would be ideal, but we would also be willing to use public transportation to get to other interesting areas, like Mexican taco trucks or anything else cheap and good.
Where would you stay and eat if you had three days in LA and a limited budget? Even just a general area in which to base ourselves would be helpful. Thanks!