I'm still kind of new to LA, from NYC, and miss my weekly meals at New York Noodletown and Grand Sichuan. Standed in West Hollywood, can't find good Chinese food, know that one has to go to the SGValley. But I hardly ever drive on the highway and just haven't done the trip and it has been almost two years! I want to put an end to this right away. I have Jonathan Gold's book, but it seems outdated and wondering for my first trip where people recommend that I go. Help me get my fix!
If people have places with favorite dishes, I'd love to hear about them. I'm partial to soup dumplings and tea-smoked duck and anything pork but especially just some good spareribs.