|Malaysian chicken curry, coconut rice, japchae noodles|
It was the last day of braised coconut jackfruit, nearly a dead ringer for Vietnamese stewed beef with lots of star anise, which went well with the red Cotes de Brouilly. I always love Domaine Tempier Bandol rose, and it seemed especially appropriate to be drinking it during the Cannes film festival, even if it was paired with chicken curry in the middle of Downtown L.A. Korean japchae noodles with earthy shitakes were also a
|Japanese curry meatballs over salad|
Starry Kitchen is a super fun place, with owners who clearly love what they do -- Nguyen seems to be having a great time, especially compared to his former life as a film producer's rep. The food is closest in style to Good Girl Dinette, but with lots of their own imaginative twists. Nguyen says they're hoping to expand, so I'll be a happy eater if Starry Kitchen shows up in Silver Lake, mid-Wilshire or Pasadena.
350 S. Grand Ave. (California Plaza)