My vote goes to the newly discovered crispy pata at Magic Wok in Artesia.
An order comes with 2 pieces of fried pork shank. Every bit of the outside skin was perfectly crisp and delicious; the rich meat inside so rich and tender that I was immediately struck dumb with a fierce bout of amnesia. I could not for the life of me remember another pork dish as good as this. It wasn't until 15 minutes later that the pork pump at MLV even came to mind. Not even close. The roast suckling pig at Ibu Oka in Ubud? The masitas de puerco at Puerto Sagua in Miami? The pig foot milanese at Babbo NYC? All very good. But this may take the crown.
Help me jog my memory. Anything in LA come close to the crispy pata at Magic Wok?
Below, photo of said crispy pata courtesy of Yelp.
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