Taiwanese Soul Food
I’m on Reach Further today introducing you to a really fun modern Taiwanese restaurant that is really shaking things up. Click here to read the whole article.
Here’s an excerpt:
Authentic Chinese cuisine has never been a strong suit on the west side of Los Angeles. Some even refer to the area as a food desert when it comes to good Chinese food, compared to the more heavily Asian populated enclaves to the east. But the west side’s reputation is slowly improving, thanks to chefs like David Kuo and their desire to bring good Asian cuisine to more people outside the typical areas known for Asian cuisine.
At Little Fatty in Mar Vista, just a few miles from Santa Monica, Kuo is serving up modernized Taiwanese cuisine. After graduating from UCLA, chef Kuo attended the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena before working under acclaimed chefs like Charlie Palmer, Wolfgang Puck and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Kuo refers to Little Fatty as “Taiwanese soul food.” The term of endearment “little fatty” was also Kuo’s childhood nickname, xiao pang, given to him by his family.
Kuo’s food proved to be an exciting and innovative take on Chinese/Taiwanese cuisine. Each dish may have been recreated and modernized, yet it still has that home-style, grandma’s cooking vibe. Even those traditionalists who may be weary of modern takes on classic dishes can find something to enjoy at Little Fatty.
To read about what I ordered and what I recommend, click here.
Little Fatty is located at 3809 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, Calif., 90066.