Richard Foss

Asian Fusion: Little Sister

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Chef Tin Vuong. Photo by Pete Henze

Chef Tin Vuong. Photo by Mark McDermott

Chef Tin Vuong has rocketed to stardom like no other chef in the history of the South Bay. Just two years ago when he took over the kitchen at Abigaile, nobody had heard of him, and now he is one of our local stars. His passion for artfully combining Asian foods has flowered at Little Sister, where Singaporean, Vietnamese, Thai, Nepalese and other cuisines are the basis for a globalized Asian cuisine. The menu changes frequently based on the availability of arcane ingredients and on Chef Tin’s own inspiration, and it’s safe to say that no matter how much you know about Asian cuisines, the kitchen here has something to teach you. It’s an enjoyable lesson about what these cuisines have in common and also what makes each one unique. 

1131 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. 310-545-2096

Runner-up: Rok Sushi Kitchen, 1200 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. (310) 798-4765



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