Any hounds know anything about a "secret" family-run Japanese artisanal spot on Pico near Rancho Park? Friend of friend says it has no name, no sign, no ingles, is very expensive and appears to be permanently closed, but is not to be missed.
This stew is based on the savory rice porridge congee, which has roots in Chinese, Thai, and Korean cuisines. Though the dish uses some classic Asian ingredients—such as fish sauce, ginger, and bok choy—the flavors are not aggressively Asian.
For perfectly fried, mozzarella Arancini, dip a rice ball into flour and shake off any excess. Dip floured ball into egg, allowing any excess to drip off. Finish by coating completely in breadcrumbs. Repeat.