Reported by: Alejandra Trueba
It never ceases to amaze me what you can find inside a city, and even more when it has to do with different cultures. One across the pacific ocean far away, one across the border but both close with a little representation within the great city of Los Angeles.
Folkloric colors, chiles and pottery. Little pieces that belong to a neighboring nation.
The famous Frida Kahlo.
Overlooking: a little chapel behind the beautiful mexican flag surrounded by bugambilias. (Bougainvillea flower)
“Hecho en México” – Made in Mexico.
Calle Olvera or Placita Olvera, its not only a street that looks like a mexican alley, it represent much more, the presence of Mexican culture is in the air, music and smells that transport you to the escense of a little bit of Mexico.
The best ramen around. Tonkotsu translates to “pork bone.” This broth is thick and cloudy white in color. The coloring and consistency come from the boiling of pork bones and fat on high heat for many hours (for some places, this means up to 20 hours). Some even say that tonkotsu broth is as creamy as milk.
Where can you get the freshest Japanese fish? The market
Little Tokyo: Too little to represent a whole large rich culture
A story of a country, in another country
¡Aguas, Aguas frescas! Mexican vendors selling the typical fresh waters of different flavors: cucumber, horchata, lemon, guanabana and mango.
A subject uses the shirt of the Mexican national team. A sport loved by its inhabitants who are great fans.
People lined up to get the best ramen around.