its lonely at the top. all this shrimp- no one to share it with.
I’ve got a weird relationship with chinese food. its been my de facto food of choice since 87’. YEA, BEFORE I WAS BORN SON. I was in the womb like, eyy lemme get a side spring roll and some moo goo gai pan.
Then every birthday I decided basic chinese takeout was the way to go. always kept it a hundo. i always got scared off by ‘nice’ chinese restuarnts tho. it just never tasted as good as the sus hole in the wall joints that actually had you looking for the health code letter grade and wishing you had at least drafted a will.
So i come upon this place down on fairfax. genghis cohen.
ok, so the name is amazing. supposed to be genghis khan…but cohen is jewish..la.. .. are you getting this??
its funny- trust.
But real talk, this has to be my new favorite chinese place of all time. They do everything in the classic americanized chinese food way that we all know and love, but it somehow feels different and new. but what really won me over were the spare ribs and walnut shrimp. Like genghis cohen, oh based chinese god of la, how do you do it?? the ribs are beyond words. indescribable. the best chinese ribs I’ve ever had. CONSISTENT too. i went 3 times in the same week, thats how i know, no judging tho.
The shrimp is lightly crisped, with this light walnut flavor. its a massive portion, and can easily be a dinner for 2 with a side of rice. you have to order the crispy noodles on the side, and they charge you for them, but i’d rather pay for these perfectly warm freshly made crispy babies than eat the lame free ones from other wannabeez.
on top of all of this, i got bomb fortunes from my cookies here.