DTLA: Little Sister is Now Open Along Restaurant Row

Imperial Rolls

Imperial Rolls

 

The second location of Little Sister is now open in Downtown Los Angeles. I have yet to make it to the original in Manhattan Beach but I was super excited to learn one was opening in DTLA. Now I can just walk over to 7th Street, the Restaurant Row of DTLA. It is located right next to Barrel Down and near Seven Grand.

Our server recommended 2-3 dishes per person. And this was lunch! I was originally thinking about a banh mi, splitting an app with a friend but when given a challenge, we threw down.

We started with Imperial rolls. The herbs were de-stemmed. It’s the little things. After wrapping up the roll with the lettuce, herbs, and nuts, it made a huge, satisfying crunch. Perfect for someone into texture.

spring roll

autumn roll

 

We also ordered the autumn roll (hey, it can’t be summer all the time!) which has sausage and squash making this very seasonal. I’d be interested to see what they come up with for a winter roll. Winter is coming.

cold ma po doufu

cold ma po doufu

 

I’m a big fan of mapo tofu so I pounced on the cold ma po doufu appetizer. It’s become almost a salad with crumbled ground meat instead of a sauced dish. This is perfect for carb-free folks.

pork and shrimp spring roll

pork and shrimp spring roll

 

Little Sister accidentally gave us the pork and shrimp spring roll and said we could keep it which was very nice of them. It comes with some great dipping sauces but I wound up using the fish sauce from the the Imperial rolls as my main sauce.

mabo doufu

grilled prawns salad

 

We also got the grilled prawns salad on top of a mix of cabbage. It’s also works as a great starter to a meal if you’re not fond of sharing small plates. The prawns were very juicy.

pan fried e-fu noodles with pork and tea egg

pan fried e-fu noodles with pork and tea egg

 

I had seen a picture of the pan fried e-fu noodles with pork belly and knew I wanted to get these. One of my favorite noodles are e-fu noodles. I’m glad we got all the other plates though because even though there was plenty of meat, I could have used more noodles. I did love the pork belly as it was so tender. I found the tea egg very interesting. I would have expected bits of egg scrambled into the noodles but the half  egg seemed topical to today’s ramen / noodles obsession.

I’m looking forward to checking out Little Sister for breakfast. Congee and other Asian breakfast items would be so fantastic now that we’re moving to cooler temperatures.

Little Sister DTLA

523 W 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90017  — (213) 628-3146
 
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