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May 20, 2012 | By Peter Mandel, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Go with a guide who knows local street food and, if possible, can help you find relatively clean stalls. According to customers I talked with, quality street-food vendors can often be found near universities and railway stations. For the sake of food safety, choose hot snacks. Try to get them when they've just come out of the griddle or fryer. It's best to avoid eating meat, even if it's well cooked. I failed to follow this last rule: It's usually smart to avoid chutneys and juices and to discard raw items such as onion and tomatoes . travel@latimes.com
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Garrett Therolf
Two hungry children were wandering the streets of South Los Angeles alone last week when they walked into a liquor store, searching for a loaf of bread. At one point, they nearly headed across busy Manchester Boulevard until a passerby intervened. The children's ages: 2 and 3. Both wore soiled diapers when authorities picked them up. This week, officials acknowledged that the children and their mother had been under the direct supervision of Los Angeles County's child protective services agency.
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NEWS
May 23, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Hungry for a change of pace? The World Street Food Jamboree in Singapore, May 31 to June 9, may be the place to find it. The event, described as a "mega street food feast," will feature 35 master chefs. Entries will hail from Indonesia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, the United States, Malaysia, Copenhagen, Denmark, China and Singapore, one of the world's best-known street food cities.   In addition to offering unusual cuisines, ongoing events will include masterclass cooking demonstrations, an awards ceremony, discussions on street food opportunities, live music and other entertainment.
NEWS
August 29, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
Looking for the ultimate tailgate party? Check out this weekend's 626 Night Market , a sweeping and smoky street food festival at Santa Anita Park featuring 150 vendors. Think of it as the Comic-Con of Asian street food. Prices begin at $1.50 to $2 for chicken wings or sausages. Portions are generous, yet most small plates are about $4. Admission is $2 (from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and $3 (after 6 p.m.). Children 12 and younger are free, as is parking. Squid on a stick.
NEWS
March 1, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
World street food scene: Chef Bryant Ng of Spice Table is representing Los Angeles on the board of the first World Street Food Congress set for May 31 in Singapore, a 10-day event celebrating the richness and vibrancy of street food cultures. The event includes the World Street Food Jamboree with up to 40 hawkers, a two-day conference for the exchange of ideas and an awards event to recognize top global street food players. The board also includes Anthony Bourdain, Saveur's James Oseland and Chinese TV food host Johnny Chan.
TRAVEL
May 20, 2012 | By Peter Mandel, Special to the Los Angeles Times
DELHI, INDIA - Delhi, India, is closed today. My guide, a solemn man named C.K. Gupta, is deeply apologetic. It is, he informs me, not a holiday, but a peaceful protest. "Too high prices in the shops. " It is 2010, and I am in Delhi on vacation. It is my first time here. Receiving this piece of early-morning information, I am all set for empty sidewalks. The occasional whining ambulance. Maybe a bus. But when we leave my rented car near the Defence Colony, it is impossible to move.
NEWS
June 22, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
If there's one thing the Jon Huntsman campaign wants you to come away with as his campaign begins, it's that their candidate is one like no other. That's the theme of many of the 36 -- count 'em, 36 -- videos that were posted to his new campaign website to coincide Huntsman's formal announcement on Tuesday. Sure, he has the titles of governor and ambassador. But really he is "a quiet, no drama conservative" who vacations in Coronado Beach and loves Henry's taco stand in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1996
In what Pasadena officials say is an effort to ensure consumer's health through strict regulation, the city is legalizing the many pushcart food vendors that populate its streets, while tightening the control of mobile kitchen wagons and ice cream trucks. The City Council late Monday approved a law designed, among other things, to make the thriving underground economy of food pushcarts subject to city health laws, overturning a 1992 ordinance banning such vending.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2011 | Hector Tobar
I've never been one for eating food off the street. But this week, in pursuit of journalistic truth, I purchased a tamale — or tamal, in Spanish — from a street vendor pushing a shopping cart in South Los Angeles. You can sell food on the street legally, with a series of business and health permits, but these days, L.A. County is taking the move to regulate food vending a step further by issuing letter grades to food trucks. Now, even hot dog, fruit and tamale vendors are getting grades.
FOOD
July 5, 1990 | STEVEN RAICHLEN, Raichlen is a Boston cooking school teacher and food writer. and
Her name is Panawan and she wears a white beret in place of a chef's toque. There's no reason you would have heard of her, unless you'd prowled the streets of Mai Sariang, a dusty town in northwest Thailand, in search of a quick, inexpensive meal. Her "kitchen" is a rickety table on the sidewalk, piled helter-skelter with bowls of vegetables, seafood, chiles, chopped peanuts and other Asian condiments. Her "stove" is a single gas-fired wok blackened from years of use.
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | By Christopher Reynolds
Portland is taking its street-foodiness to another level: It's hosting a convention for “mobile vending professionals,” said to be a U.S. first of its kind. The Roam Mobile Food Conference is scheduled for Sept. 13-15. Sadly, the organizers won't be settling regional divides over when to say “food cart” and when to say “food truck,” nor will thousands of bagel Bentleys, burger buses, croissant coupes, sherbet Chevelles and haggis wagons be converging from all over the planet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2013 | By Rosanna Xia
San Gabriel Valley's 626 Night Market , an event inspired by the popular night markets in Asia, is returning for three weekends this summer at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. This weekend's event, which will be housed at the racetrack's Paddock Gardens on Saturday and Sunday, brings together more than 80 Asian street food vendors , 70 local merchandise vendors and local performance artists, organizers said. Additional activities such as film screenings, a dance floor and children's activities will also be on site.
NEWS
May 23, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Hungry for a change of pace? The World Street Food Jamboree in Singapore, May 31 to June 9, may be the place to find it. The event, described as a "mega street food feast," will feature 35 master chefs. Entries will hail from Indonesia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, the United States, Malaysia, Copenhagen, Denmark, China and Singapore, one of the world's best-known street food cities.   In addition to offering unusual cuisines, ongoing events will include masterclass cooking demonstrations, an awards ceremony, discussions on street food opportunities, live music and other entertainment.
NEWS
March 1, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
World street food scene: Chef Bryant Ng of Spice Table is representing Los Angeles on the board of the first World Street Food Congress set for May 31 in Singapore, a 10-day event celebrating the richness and vibrancy of street food cultures. The event includes the World Street Food Jamboree with up to 40 hawkers, a two-day conference for the exchange of ideas and an awards event to recognize top global street food players. The board also includes Anthony Bourdain, Saveur's James Oseland and Chinese TV food host Johnny Chan.
NEWS
March 1, 2013 | By Dominic A. Riley
A single red door stands out along a wall dyed yellow by the bright lights on Vermont Avenue in Koreatown. There's no signage to ensure you're at the right place. To the right, Stall 239, a new walk-up restaurant serving international street food and artisan sandwiches, has closed for the night. A person looks through a peephole after two knocks on the door. The door opens into a small, dimly lit waiting room with an expansive wall of doorknobs. As a hostess welcomes you to Lock & Key, she points to the dozens of doorknobs, “Try out a knob to get in.” (The hostess will give you a hint if you're too far from the mark.)
NEWS
February 11, 2013 | By Jasmine Elist
In his new memoir, “Fresh Off the Boat” (Spiegel & Grau, $26), Eddie Huang describes life as a first-generation American determined to hold onto his Taiwanese culture. The 30-year-old chef and proprietor of Baohaus, a New York City hangout serving Taiwanese street food, reveals the crucial role food played in not only determining Huang's career but also in establishing his relationship with  his family, his community and American and Taiwanese cultures.   A self-proclaimed weirdo, Huang graduated from law school and also worked as a stand-up comedian and pot dealer.
MAGAZINE
May 1, 1994 | Linda Burum, Linda Burum is the author of "A Guide to Ethnic Food in Los Angeles," published by HarperPerennial
Foodies may gush about their favorite Beluga caviar mousse or truffle consomme, but when the subject turns to more down-to-earth cravings, inevitably people will start reminiscing about their favorite street foods--juicy ballpark franks or sticks of garlicky satay lifted from a charcoal brazier in Bangkok. Whether in Singapore or Mexico City, street chefs cater to everyone from cabbies to Armani-suited businessmen, and their regulars cherish dishes that have taken lifetimes to perfect.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2009 | S. IRENE VIRBILA, RESTAURANT CRITIC
You didn't have to be a genius to predict that Susan Feniger's new Street -- focused on street food of the world -- would be a big hit with the guerrilla gourmando set. Or that some diners would be shocked -- shocked! -- by the prices, which don't exactly compute with the idea of street food, and the $8.50 valet parking. Vivid with spices and chiles and oddball textures, the menu is a quick whirl around the world, spending more time in Asia and the Middle East than Mexico or South America.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2012
L.A.'s largest Asian night market is coming to Santa Anita Park featuring some of the best street food the city has to offer alongside a huge variety of Asian businesses and crafts people. There will also be DJs, a dance floor, performance artists and games. Santa Anita Park infield, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. 3 p.m. to midnight Sat., 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sun. Free. http://www.626nightmarket.com
NEWS
October 1, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
Kris Yenbamroong is the mastermind behind Night + Market, a West Hollywood hit on the Sunset Strip thanks to the 30-year-old chef's take on regional Thai street food. Yenbamroong received a film degree from New York University , then joined the family restaurant business and opened Night + Market in 2010, inspired by the street food he came across during pilgrimages to Thailand. Fried chicken with mortar-pounded sauces, tangy house-made sausages, spicy catfish wrapped in banana leaf....
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