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FoodMagellan's Quest for Unusal Ethnic Restaurants in L.A. - New Discoveries

JBC | Jun 5, 200603:41 PM

FoodMagellan, a local ChowHounder, is on a Quest to dine on every unsual ethnic cuisine the L.A. Uberopolis has to offer (see the linked CH post). Here are some of those Country Cuisine Specfic Restaurants that have escaped him so far:

Sang Dao Lao - 1739 W. La Palma Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-2656
Comments - Laos, Thai, Chinese with quite a few Laotian Country Specialties.

Thai & Laos Market - Anaheim (714) 535-2656 (Backup)

Ante's - 729 Ante Perkov Way (So. Palos Verdes St.) San Pedro (310) 832-5375
Comments - American & Croatian Food. Maybe banquet only. Definetly call them. Menu on Menupages.

Jafran - 4153 W. 3rd St., L.A. (213) 386-7749

Makkah Halal Tandori - 401 S. Vermont Ave. #3 (213) 386-7799
Comments - Owners are from Bangladesh.

La Kantuta - 10863 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood (818) 506-5527
Menu on

Ngoma - 5358 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. (323) 934-1595
Comments - Self Described as "The Pulse of Africa" & Pan-African. You might be able to get many African Country specfic dishes here as they seperate the main dishes into West African & East African. I labeled it Kenyan as you can have a complete Kenyan meal there:

Serengeti Coconut Bean Soup
Mombasa Corn Lobster Cake with Tangerine Sauce
Mt Kenya Dessert

Georgia - with a link to Latvia?
Comments - Their website is very humorously written and they employed, or did, a waiter from Latvia; maybe a resource to pick the brain of...

Comments - There maybe none down here becuase there "ALL" in Solvang. Just a 2 to 2 1/2 hour drive away.

Comments - Does this chain qualify? I just thought I'd throw it in anyway.

Country Specific Dishes I stumpled accros while menu surfing:

Cyprus - Rack of Lamb "Cypriot"
Beau Rivage - 26025 PCH, Malibu (310) 456-5733

St Lucia (Not on your list, but...) - "St. Lucia" Country Salad
Prado - Larchmont Village area (323) 467-3871


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