Jonathan Gold dines at Little Sister in Downtown LA

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Chef Tin Vuong has opened a branch of his popular bistro Little Sister in Downtown LA. If you’re in the area around breakfast, Jonathan Gold recommends stopping in for the duck congee and Vietnamese iced coffee. For lunch, the SGV bahn mi is the thing to get. Try the lemongrass chicken for dinner, a dish of ‘Ga xao xa ot’ fried chicken tossed with herbs and crisp bits of fried garlic and should not be missed. Also, Gold says Vuong does anything fermented on the menu extremely well.

Read Gold’s LA Times review and find more of his restaurant recommendations here.

Little Sister - Seafood Congee
The congee at Little Sister in Downtown LA. (Photo by Dan Collopy)

Recommendations: Try the SGV banh mi, the ‘Ga xao xa ot’ spicy lemongrass chicken, the duck congee and Vietnamese ice coffee.

Location: 523 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017 | (213) 628-3146

Little Sister - Lemongrass Chicken
‘Ga Xao Xa Ot’ spicy lemongrass chicken with fried garlic and dried chilies. (Photo by Dan Collopy)
Little Sister - Tin Vuong & Jed Sanford
Little Sister Chef Tin Vuong and partner Jed Sanford. (Photo by Dan Collopy)