What’s the ultimate pork dish in Los Angeles? Porthos votes for crispy pata at Magic Wok: “An order comes with 2 pieces of fried pork shank. Every bit of the outside skin was perfectly crisp and delicious; the 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.”

“Magic Wok could stay in business solely off of that dish,” says Kris P Pata. “Rod Aglibot’s late lamented Yi Cuisine used to do an upmarket version with foie gras which was killer but didn’t have MW’s crisp and crunch.”

Magic Wok [South Bay]
11869 Artesia Boulevard, Artesia

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