Los Angeles’ hippest rising star: Downtown

by USA Today, July 12, 2012

• Reflecting the heritage of Singaporean chef Bryant Ng and his Vietnamese wife, Kim Luu-Ng, The Spice Table‘s cuisine is unique. Start with the savory-sweetkaya toast (coconut jam on buttered toast topped with a slow-cooked egg, soy sauce and white pepper), sample a gallery of satays, and dive into the Hainanese chicken rice (Singapore’s most popular dish). The walls are antiqued brick, and glowing birdcages seem to float from the ceiling. 213-620-1840;thespicetable.com