I’m Taiwanese and I LOVE food in Taiwan. Living in LA, it’s not often I get to eat good Taiwanese food unless I’m over at my uncle’s house in the OC for some home cooking or I’ve made a trip to the 626. Even then, I’m pretty picky and had never really found a restaurant that hit the spot… until now?
I’d been hearing about Pine & Crane for awhile and was pretty excited to give it a try, especially since they’re located IN LA. Last night, I went with a group of gal pals. We ordered some iced teas and a bunch of traditional Taiwanese dishes. Everything was consistently good except for the scallion pancake which was pretty tasteless. The beef roll was just OK (I will still make the trip to 101 Noodle Express in Alhambra for beef roll). Overall, it was a good meal and satisfied my taste buds.
Recommended and pictured (from left to right): Cold Appetizers (these change daily), Dan Dan Noodles, Pumpkin Dumplings (seasonal), Sweet Potato Leaves (from their farm!), Minced Pork On Rice, and Beef Noodle Soup! Also recommended and not pictured (in order of highest to lowest sweetness level): Iced Passion Fruit Green Tea, Iced Taro Milk Tea, and Iced Jasmine Green Milk Tea!
Oh, we certainly feasted.
Pine & Crane
1521 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026