A Taste of the Orient in Downtown Los Angeles

Armed with an arsenal of Asian groceries courtesy of Asian Food Grocer and various Asian specialty produce markets throughout the Los Angeles area; VivaLAfoodies culinary team of talented chefs set out on a Photo-shoot showcasing the finest in Gourmet Asian Street Food. Capturing each and every moment was the task of Vanessa Stump; our talented food photographer who accommodated us with an amazing studio kitchen in the historic Brewery Lofts Arts Colony.


I was just provided with this amazing recipe by a fellow guest foodie; Matt Harbicht. Unfortunately, we missed his weekend BBQ where he served up this amazing twist on traditional chili. This lighter and savory version sounds amazing and makes my mouth water. I am excited to cook up a pot of my own the next time I want to stay in and hibernate from the winter cold and enjoy a 1 pot meal with all of the garnishes. Take notes as this is something that would make Rachel Ray proud. She would say ” How good is that”