Uncle John’s Cafe
Uncle John’s Cafe. Why was I not introduced to your culinary delights until now??? This place instills a desire in me to move back to downtown Los Angeles.
A family owned joint serving a yummy mix of greasy spoon American + Chinese food. In an entirely random part of downtown. My friend Sarah is in the know + introduced me to this serious gem of a restaurant.
There was an eclectic mix of people devouring their food at Uncle John’s. City employees, financial district types + lots of cops. If you eat at a restaurant frequented by lots of cops in Los Angeles, that’s a good sign. The po-po know where the good eats are. Speaking of cops here’s a video of these two cute retired cops + their food show (2 Hungry Cops) episode on Uncle John’s.
I got their famous spicy pork chops. Both our dishes came with fried rice, eggs + generous heapings of sliced jalapeno + green onions. Doesn’t it look like I’m praying to my dish? That’s because I practically was.
My head looks disfigured in that picture. Like I sort of have a cone head. These pork chops were are UNBELIEVABLY GOOD!!!! I can’t stop thinking of them! They dance in my dreams! Just a disclaimer, they weren’t juicy + moist, but rather dry + on the dense side, but it doesn’t matter. I can’t give you any specific explanation about what kind of magic in these pork chops made my taste buds sing, but I’m in love with them. I want to take them on a date. A romantic trip to the countryside. Our meals reminded me of plate lunch meals from Hawaii. I wonder if this family is from the land of Aloha???? Well, I’m MOST DEFINITELY returning to Uncle John’s, so I’ll just have to ask the family, won’t I????!!!!