Because of its proximity to the Yangtze River, Shanghainese cuisine takes advantage of freshwater fish and crustaceans. Steamed carp, juicy pork buns, braised pork, deep-fried fish and rice cakes are all common dishes.
Gastropubs are nothing new to the growing downtown Los Angeles nightlife scene, but rarely do you stumble across one that's Asian-themed, or even more rare, specifically Chinese. Peking Tavern is doing just that.
Los Angeles is definitely not lacking in fantastic raw fish, but it's admittedly tough to find sushi bites that are both cheap and tasty. But rest assured, they do exist. Here are some low-key joints that won't break the bank.
Durian is a polarizing fruit. You either hate it or love it and there's rarely any middle ground. While others have compared it to gym socks, feces, or rotten meat -- my two cents is that the smell is reminiscent of overly-ripened mangoes.
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