DTLA: Checking Out Lunch at Lililya

Liliya

Liliya

 

I’m always looking for new places to eat for lunch in Downtown Los Angeles. I’m usually in the South Park area but now I’ve been traveling to Little Tokyo fairly frequently. I’ve been attracted to the large golden circles in the window for months. I finally stopped in one day a few weeks ago.

kimchi fried rice with spam

kimchi fried rice with spam

 

I thought it was a Chinese restaurant since Liliya’s full name is Liliya’s China Bistro which is not to be confused with nearby China Cafe at Grand Central Market. But after looking at the menu and noticing some Korean dishes, I decided to go with the Kimchi Fried Rice. It came with little bits of diced spam and daikon which gave the fluffy rice a nice crunch. The fried egg wasn’t as runny as I would like but it was good to have the added protein.

I later asked about the Korean noodles soup and if it was really that spicy. Apparently it is but you could adjust the levels. I know what I’m trying next time.

extra kimchi

extra kimchi

 

I’ve been searching for a good Korean food joint and though its name may lead you to believe otherwise, it’s actually a blend of several cuisines.

 

Liliya China Bistro

108 W 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012  — (213) 620-1717

© The Minty 2012

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