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In an unsuspecting part of Monterey Park, Jonathan Gold finds the best Hong Kong style breakfast in Los Angeles. Plus, independent producer Christopher Johnson takes a trip to Ozone Park, Queens in search of traditional roti. Detroit musicians Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. discuss what it’s like to eat gluten free while traveling on tour. Mollie Katzen, who taught the hippie generation to cook delicious vegetarian food, is back with a modern take on vegetable-based recipes and wine editor Jon Bonné describes the evolution of California wine. Food writer Bill Esparza challenges the New York Times article that suggests NYC tacos are as good as LA’s tacos. Plus, Gustavo Arellano shares his favorite hole in the wall for chicken pho in Westminster’s Little Saigon. At the market, Laura Avery talks about quince with Robin Smith of Mud Creek Ranch, and Amelia Saltsman offers inspiration for an autumnal one pot meal.

One Good Dish

David Tanis

Guest Interview Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Discusses Eating Gluten Free While on Tour 5 MIN, 33 SEC

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr is a Detroit based band. They are also gluten free. When the duo stopped by KCRW’s studio to perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic, Producer Avishay Artsy sat down and asked them what it’s like to maintain a gluten free lifestyle while on tour.

Their new album The Speed of Things, was released this week. All of the music in this segment comes from their new album. Click here to find tickets to their LA show on November 6th at The Wiltern.

Main Topic Hong Kong Style Breakfast in Los Angeles 7 MIN, 55 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. He recommends the Hong Kong style breakfast at Delicious Food Corner in Monterey Park. He says they make the best congee in LA and also suggests the milk tea and the rice noodle rolls.


Delicious Food Corner

2327 S Garfield Ave

Monterey Park, CA 91754

(323) 726-0788


All of Jonathan Gold's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.

Guest Interview Mollie Katzen Updates Vegetarian Cooking for the Modern Vegetarian 8 MIN, 43 SEC

Four decades ago Mollie Katzen wrote the The Moosewood Cookbook - perhaps the most influential vegetarian cookbook ever. She recently published The Heart of the Plate, a book of recipes for the modern vegetarian.

Find several outtakes and two recipes from the book on the Good Food Blog.

Guest Interview Market Report 6 MIN, 46 SEC

Robin Smith is the co-owner of Mud Creek Ranch, an organic farm in Santa Paula, California. They grow four varieties of quince and will have them available at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market until Thanksgiving.

Amelia Saltsman is the author of the Santa Monica Farmers Market Cookbook. This week she is shopping for a one pot meal with winter squash, greens and late season tomatoes. Find a recipe for her Autumn Fish Stew on our blog.

Guest Interview Searching for Roti in New York’s Little Guyana 8 MIN, 12 SEC

Christopher Johnson is an independent radio producer. He and Grace Ali take the A train to New York’s Ozone Park neighborhood, also called Little Guyana, in search of the best roti in New York.

They visit Singh’s Roti Shop for Trinidadian roti and then go to Sybil’s for Guyanese roti. See photos and read more about their trip on the Good Food Blog.

This piece comes to us from KCRW's Independent Producer Project.

Guest Interview Major Shifts in California Wine - From the Bottle to the Buyer 9 MIN, 34 SEC

Jon Bonné is the Wine Editor for the San Francisco Chronicle. His new book is called The New California Wine.

Guest Interview Does the NY Times Really Think that New York Tacos are on par with LA’s? 4 MIN, 14 SEC

Bill Esparza writes the blog StreetGourmetLA. He also blogs for Los Angeles Magazine’s Digest blog where he responded to a recent New York Times article claiming that tacos in New York City were on par with tacos in Los Angeles.

Guest Interview Where to Get the Best Chicken Pho in OC 5 MIN, 17 SEC

Gustavo Arellano is the Editor of the OC Weekly and a frequent contributor on Good Food. He recommends the chicken pho at Pho Song Hai in Westminster’s Little Saigon. He also suggests ordering the Cafe sua da for a nice jolt before you leave.

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