Last weekend my friend introduced me to Pingtung restaurant on Melrose and I was blown away. It has a super eclectic menu with dishes from Japan, China, Thailand and Vietnam! Want a noodle dish? Got it! Want sushi? Got it! Want dim sum? Got that too! And, the prices are spot on for the young, broke and fabulous! The average price of the dishes is $7 and ranges from $4.95 to $11.95. Now, that is truly YUMazing!
The food at Pingtung is among the best in LA and what the restaurant holds that many others don’t, is a modern outdoor space. This is no stuffy Chinese restaurant or bare Thai eatery. The space is very open and the front room resembles a market place with authentic boxed and caned foods from Asia! Super cute!
Now, onto what to eat! Legit, everything is amazing and I suggest trying a few dishes that are out of the ordinary. Go with a big group and order about 3 dishes a person. Its almost like tapas style, especially if you are ordering a lot of dim sum. My favorite dim sum are the Pork and Shrimp Shumai, Crystal Shrimp Dumplings, Sticky Rice with Chinese Sausage in Lotus Leaf and the Gyoza! Uhhhh I am salivating just thinking about all these yummy dishes!
Any of the soups are YUMazing but try the Ramen first! Then, if you are into rice bowls, you must get the Salmon! It is grilled to perfection on a bed of shallots and has a fresh and layered flavor that is out of control!Pingtung 7455 Melrose Ave LA, CA 90046