L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food

L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food


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L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this as a cookbook with maybe some interesting blurbs about Roy Choi's life. As I started reading, it became a great story being interrupted by recipes as my interest in it increased. To their credit, they are great recipes. This could have been easily put out as two separate books; a biography and a cookbook.  I recommend this to lovers of both.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"L.A. Son" is a fast, fun read about Roy Choi, the Korean-American chef who pulled himself off of the L.A. streets and into the modern birth of the food truck. As a Korean-American myself who has lived in Los Angeles, I found his story to be engaging. I especially loved the stories about his parents, as my parents shared many similar qualities. The book is also filled with tons of recipes, from more traditional Korean fare to food that's a hybrid of several cultures. It's definitely a culinary adventure, much like the actual food trucks in L.A. I highly recommend this book to all Asian Americans, as you will not only appreciate the recipes, but the stories about growing up in So. Cal. If you like this book, I highly recommend two other books by Asian Americans. Chef Eddie Huang's "Fresh Off The Boat" is a funny and perfect companion to "L.A. Son." However, Eddie is based in New York, not L.A. Physician Dr. Anthony Youn's "In Stitches" is probably my favorite recent Asian American memoir. It's a funny, heartwarming, and at-times heart-breaking tale of one man's journey to overcome the difficulties of traditional Korean American parents and find his way in the world. Very highly recommended.
Donna_Coleman More than 1 year ago
Four stars for this interesting look at L.A. through the eyes of chef Roy Choi. Details could be better, but still a very interesting read.