Take the Road Less Traveled to Los Angeles's Chinatown
LA might just be the most exciting food city in America. Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Silver Lake, and Venice have been popular dining destination for years, but Chinatown is the new up-and-coming culinary hotbed that boasts a diverse mix of high-quality American, Thai, Korean-Mexican, and Filipino restaurants. We share our favorite Chinatown restaurants that promise to deliver any equally memorable meal as any restaurant in the more publicized dining neighborhoods of LA.
Crab cakes are so often disappointing -- mushy or gummy, full of starchy filler. But these easy cakes are full of beautiful lump crabmeat, and a light panko coating ensures they fry up crispy and golden brown. Bright, lemony aioli makes a piquant counterpart to the sweet, sweet crab.
Basic Boneless Roasted Leg of Lamb
A roasted boneless leg of lamb makes an impressive centerpiece for your table, but this recipe is easy enough to pull off any time. A classic gremolata perfumes the lamb; the mixture of garlic, lemon, and parsley holds its own against the strong flavor of the meat.