There are Chinese-populated areas in most major cities across the county. So, you might be thinking that if you have seen one you have seen them all. Well, in some cases, you might be correct, but this does not apply to Los Angeles. Chinatown Central Market is a must to visit during your stay at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center. The environment is about as close to the real thing as you are going to get.
Many decades, generations, and immigrants have gone into making Chinatown Central Market the authentic and unique place it is today. It was 1832 when the first Chinese person was recorded as a resident in Los Angeles. Settlement started to increase around 1857, and by 1870, there was a community of around 200 people. This was comprised primarily of men who worked as agricultural and ranch workers, market gardeners, and laundrymen.
In 1910, Old Chinatown had grown to occupy about 15 streets and nearly 200 buildings. Institutions were founded, and the intriguing shops, “strange” entertainments, and delicious food made the area attractive to the American tourist.
On 25 June 1938, a Grand Opening ceremony took place as Chinatown’s Central Plaza was dedicated by Governor Merriam and other dignitaries.
You are guaranteed to want to eat nonstop while you are in Chinatown. Your taste buds will be tempted everywhere you turn. Yang Chow is one of the most popular restaurants, and it has more than 1,000 Yelp reviews to prove it. If you are looking for more of a high-end venue, you can’t go wrong with Full House Seafood Restaurant. For a super budget-friendly option while you enjoy large portions and plenty of flavor, check out Philippe the Original, Regent China Inn, Golden City, and ABC Food. Make sure you try some of the findings at the outdoor food stands, as well.Details