My F&W
quick save (...)
Hotels

Roy Choi's New L.A. Hotel Has Dim Sum Room Service

Roy Choi's Line Hotel in Los Angeles's Koreatown

The Line Hotel in Los Angeles's Koreatown Photo © Rick Poon

Roy Choi, the F&W Best New Chef 2010 behind the Kogi truck empire, is rethinking the hotel dining experience at his new Line Hotel in Koreatown. Some highlights.

Ode to the Hot Pot
"Pot is my attempt to reimagine my family's glorious Korean restaurant from the 1980s. My signature hot pot is Boot Knocker, a stew with three chile pastes, two stocks, brisket, rice cakes, ramen noodles, canned meats, tofu and sausages. It's an interpretation of a mishmash stew from the US Army bases in Korea."

Vegetable Ethos
"Inside the second-floor greenhouse is the Commissary restaurant. It's a fruits-and-vegetables getaway: We cook delicious food, using plants as our ethos. The menu is sketches of fruits and vegetables. You point to the sketches and we cook those choices based on how we feel that day."

Room Service Redo
"We call our room service Delivery. I thought about how noodles are delivered in Korea: a person on a scooter drops off a tin box wrapped up like a gift at your doorstep. At the hotel, you'll get stacked containers with a mystery under each lid: Instant Ramen, Chicken Hainan Rice. You can eat them curled up in bed. You're welcome." thelinehotel.com

Related: Los Angeles Travel Guide
Obsessed-Over Los Angeles Restaurants
Roy Choi in Hawaii

You Might Also Like powered by ZergNet

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    You might also like
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.

    Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.

    Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers and epicurean insiders at the culinary world's most spectacular weekend, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 19-21.