The rich cultural diversity of the LA basin is one of the things that makes the local food scene here one of the most interesting in the U.S. You can walk out your front door and sample any number of interesting international cuisines, day or night. You're almost always guaranteed an authentic, home-style dish that is steeped in tradition that only centuries of preparation can provide.
What will you need for this gastronomic trip around the world? A tank of gas, a few bucks, and an empty stomach. Let's get started.