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People are Loving Little Sister Downtown

People are Loving Little Sister Downtown

Take a culinary adventure around Southeast Asia at Little Sister.  This establishment was recommended by a friend.  And I see why.  Chef Tin Vuong is the progenitor of Little Sister and his enterprises also include Abigaile in Hermosa Beach, WildCraft in Culver City, Little Sister in Manhattan Beach, and Dia de Campo in Hermosa Beach.  Each restaurant embodies Chef Vuong’s global travels and interest in comfort foods created with seasonal ingredients.  

There are numerous dining options in Los Angeles, California, such as Little Sister.  Each of the neighborhoods, from Downtown to Hollywood, Santa Monica to Echo Park, and Beverly Hills has a multitude of restaurants for good eats.  Here is where my expert knowledge of cooking, restaurants, and trusted expertise comes in handy.  Many readers rely on Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven as a source for how-to and where-to regarding cookery, culture, and community.  Book at table Little Sister and enjoy.

“Little Sister DTLA features East-meets-West inspired dishes served in a relaxed social environment that feels more residential than restaurant, as if you"re being invited into the Chef Tin's home.  With Little Sister Downtown, we are digging a little deeper into regional Asian cuisine.  Dishes blend and balance the spices and flavors of Southeast Asia with French techniques and Dutch and British colonial influences.  The menu is continually and progressively evolving, reflecting inspiration and the seasons.  Chef Tin curates the restaurant's wine and beverage program with a focus on intriguing labels, both domestically and from around the world.  Craft beer selection includes special batches from The Brewery at Abigaile, brewed only for the restaurant.”

Little Sister is conveniently located in Downtown Los Angeles.  The diverse areas of the city and decades of rebirth is exhibited by its fashion district, banks, skyscrapers, redevelopment, sports complex, skid row, and luxury apartment buildings.  The city has experienced several cultural, economic, population, and culinary changes and reforms since 8,000 B.C. when the Chumash settled the area.  

Later, Spanish explorers and settlers dominated the region from the 1500s to the 1700s, when Franciscan friar Junipero Serra established a mission and founded El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula, in honor of Mary, mother of Jesus.  

A population explosion in the 1920s brought a more diverse populace of people with Asian, Caucasian, and African ancestry.  Downtown declined after economic, transportation, and ethnic changes in the 1930s, and transformation brought about by World War II.  The recent renaissance and renewed interest in the city is fascinating.  Chef Tin Vuong of Little Sister is part of that renewal and his restaurant is worth checking out. 


1.  Little Sister, Downtown Los Angeles, is located at 523 West 7th Street Los Angeles 90014.  The other location is in Manhattan Beach.   The downtown location is within walking distance to shopping, hotels, apartments, bars, clubs, and much more.  Easily accessible by taxi, car service, and the Metro as well.  Street parking is available, although utilizing one of the nearby parking lots is best.

2.  Peak times occur on weekends and during special events in the city.  Arrive early to secure a table.  Reservations are recommended.  

3.  Consider the following menu items.

Salad:  ’bo tai chanh’ lime cooked beef, rau ram (Vietnamese coriander), basil, mint, onions, fried shallots, nuoc mam cham (fish sauce)

Vegetable:  x.o. pea tendrils, lemon juice, almonds, dried scallop shards

Meat:  shaky shaky beef, watercress, baby tomatoes, burnt butter soy with tomato garlic fried rice

Drink:  Lomaland, Modern Times Brewery Beer, (San Diego) ABV (Alcohol By Volume) 5.5% IBU (International Bitterness Units) 30

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