Friday, July 15, 2011

Cantonese Tommy Lasorda

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Tommy Lasorda?


Yes, Los Angeles Dodger Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda is Cantonese. Who knew?

Let me explain...



My friend tells me that her cousin worked at Paul's Kitchen in the 80's and would make deliveries to Dodger Stadium on a regular basis, Tommy Lasorda is a fan of their food.  So the restaurant named a special after him.  I've heard that he still visits the restaurant on a regular basis.  You can see autographed pictures of the Dodgers on the walls...



Paul's Kitchen
Downtown Los Angeles
Old Skool Chinese Food

When I was growing up in Los Angeles, there were lots of Cantonese style restaurants and today you don't see too many. Back then, Paul's Kitchen was a place that we picked up food from, still tastes the same today...

See What Jay Eats...


Top of the Menu
Not a bad deal for $12.25 per person (for two)
Good amount of food too...

NOTE:  The price has gone up and now is $12.25 per person,
still a bargain for the amount of food.



Wor Wonton Soup



Appetizers
Egg Roll, Chasu (BBQ Pork), and BBQ Sparerib



Kung Pao Chicken



Asparagus with Beef



Special House Fried Rice


Lots of food and a great selection. It's the old skool Chinese food that I grew up with and hard to find these days. Paul's Kitchen is located near the produce market and garment district in Downtown.  I recently learned that in the early 1900's, this was where Chinatown was located. Paul's Kitchen decided to stay and not to move North to where Chinatown is currently located.


Paul's Kitchen
1012 S San Pedro Street
(at 11th Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 749-5004

Cash Only





Photos by Jay Terauchi
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