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What Yelp misses about Chinatown

by Frank Shyong LOS ANGELES—You’ll hear a lot about how the Chinese food sucks in L.A.’s Chinatown. The Yelp reviews for restaurants there are like foodie dog piles, with pages of commenters complaining of dry chicken, gristly dumplings and MSG headaches. They’re not wrong: L.A.’s Chinatown is only a culinary destination in the pages of clueless New York Times travel books and the distant memories … Continue reading What Yelp misses about Chinatown

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Dim Sum vs. Yum Cha at the World’s Cheapest Michelin-­Star Eatery

by Reno Ong HONG KONG—If you want to grab dim sum in its traditional form in Hong Kong, you don’t tell people, “Let’s grab dim sum.” It’s odd, a bit like saying, “Let’s grab some cucumber sandwiches and scones,” when what you really want is to sit down to English tea with all the trappings. Sure, people say that — I for one am partial … Continue reading Dim Sum vs. Yum Cha at the World’s Cheapest Michelin-­Star Eatery