This week, Jonathan Gold is eating at Simbal, a Vietnamese izakaya in Little Tokyo. He suggests you try the absinthe cocktail chased with a few jellybeans, the pomelo and shrimp salad, the raw prime hanger steak with sesame seed roti, the bone marrow and Chinese donuts. Wow. Better come hungry!

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Here's Gold's LA Times piece on Simbal. Check out how these dishes look on the plate on the Good Food blog.