LA Opinion: Still On the Hunt!
It’s always a shame when someone goes to a fantastic restaurant and unknowingly orders one of the lesser options on the menu. That is why I decided to write an article about my favorite restaurants in L.A. I would hate for someone to go through the Lukshon menu and come out without having tried at least one of their excellent dishes.
Chef Sang Yoon’s Lukshon serves a cuisine that can be described as Asian fusion. That pretty much just means that the customer gets the best of both culinary worlds, both oriental and domestic.
The best thing on the menu, in my opinion, is the Hawaiian Butterfish. You can’t go wrong when ordering this aesthetic masterpiece. The dish is topped with savory coconut snow, cooked to perfection, and practically melts in your mouth, sort of like real snow. You can detect the subtle wine and lemon flavors along with a plethora of exotic spices and fresh herbs. Whenever my boyfriend and I eat at Lukshon restaurant, which is quite often, we always order the butterfish first, and then decide on something else to share.
For an appetizer, one must try the spicy chicken pops. I know it doesn’t sound that unique or exciting, but trust me. You have never had chicken pops like the ones served at Lukshon. They are brought to the table steaming hot with a variety of dipping sauces.
For those of you who love your veggies, the Tea Leaf salad is unforgettable. I’m not usually one to order a salad when I go out. At Lukshon though, I make an exception. It is in no way your everyday run of the mill combination of produce. The tea leaf salad contains, as its name suggest, fresh tea leaves along with an interesting mix of spiced cabbage, crispy Chana dal, Marcona almonds, peanuts, and sesame dressing.
These dishes are my absolute favorite and would definitely be the first dishes that I would recommend. For the sake of more variety however, here are a couple of dishes that my boyfriend swears by.
- The Dandan Noodles- noodles with pork, sesame, and mustard greens. Pretty self-explanatory. Who doesn’t want to try something Asian in an Asian fusion restaurant?
- Sichuan Dumplings- These are really good. I always steal at least one, fine, two, from my boyfriend’s plate. They are seasoned with a vinaigrette, peanuts, and fresh scallops.
There you have it. I hope you all use this information well. To those of you who are also big fans of Lukshon, let me know if you think I left out any of the restaurant’s essential dishes! Happy Dining!