Best Restaurants to Eat at in Los Angeles: Pine & Crane

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Pine&Crane is a Taiwanese restaurant located in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. I really liked the design of the restaurant (although it is not the most conducive to social distancing), and the food was excellent as well.

While Pine&Crane is traditionally a Taiwanese restaurant, they do have some other Chinese dishes as well. For example, as you can see in the picture above, they have Shanghai style pan fried pork buns. As I have mentioned in previous posts, this is one of my favorite Chinese dishes, so it is great that they have it.

Still, their speciality is their Taiwanese dishes, and I thought those were good as well. Some of my favorite dishes include the beef roll, spicy shrimp wontons, wonton noodle soup, etc. Although the dishes have slightly different tastes from those at Din Tai Fung, the quality is similar.

Pine&Crane is one of the most popular restaurants in LA, as it has over 2200 reviews with 4.5 stars on Yelp, which is a good sign for its quality. I haven’t been back to the restaurant for a while, but the last time I went it was packed, and I did have to wait for a bit. Also, as I mentioned before, I am not sure how they are operating now with COVID-19, but if it is still open I would recommend trying it out (parking is difficult to find in the area though!).

Pine&Crane Recommendation Rating: 3

1: Something worth checking out if you have time

2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone

3: Something worth prioritizing if interested

4: Something worth making time to check out

5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for

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This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.

NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.

I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!

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