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What are Some Foods that LA is Known For?

Los Angeles is a city with a rich and diverse culinary heritage, and there are many foods that are unique to the area. Here are three such foods, along with a brief history.

  1. Korean barbecue: Korean barbecue is a beloved tradition in Los Angeles, and the city is home to many Korean restaurants offering this delicious and flavorful cuisine. Korean barbecue involves grilling various meats and vegetables over an open flame, and is a unique and interactive dining experience. We recommend longtime favorites such as Kang Ho-dong Baekjeong and Quarters BBQ.
  2. The California burrito: This iconic burrito is a variation of the classic Mexican dish, and is filled with carne asada, cheese, guacamole, and French fries. The California burrito originated in San Diego, but has become popular in Los Angeles and the surrounding area.
  3. The California roll: This popular sushi dish was invented in Los Angeles in the 1960s by sushi chef Hidekazu Tojo. The California roll is made with crab, avocado, and cucumber, and is a delicious and convenient way to enjoy sushi.

These three foods are unique to the Los Angeles area, and are a great way to discover the city's rich and diverse culinary heritage. Whether you're looking to find new restaurants or just want to explore new cuisines, these foods are a must-try. And now with Plaza offering restaurant picture menus, you can easily discover new dishes, find something that looks good, and make your decision. So why not give any of these three foods a try and experience the delicious flavors of Los Angeles? You won't be disappointed!