The latest installment of California Matters With Mark Bittman, an online video series hosted by the New York Times food columnist, takes a look at the culture of Chinese food in Los Angeles. In the video, Bittman explores LA's urban Chinatown, which served as the epicenter of the culture in the city for most of the 20th century, before heading out to the suburbs to see the modern interpretation.
Watch Mark Bittman Dive Into LA's Chinese Food Scene
Bittman says the Chinese food in Southern California is 'astonishing.'
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