Triple 8 China Bar!
- Story / Photos By Paige Petrone
Recently, on a rare visit downtown to L.A. Live, I was finally able to check out Triple 8 China Bar & Grill. I had tickets to Barry Manilow: A Very Barry Christmasat Microsoft Theater and the mood was super festive. Right outside the theater was an ice skating rink roaring with holiday tunes and skaters. It was really delightful and quite a scene.
I met my guests before the show at the China Bar and this place totally lived up to our expectations. My mouth is still watering from the food! We began with a very tasty pear and pineapple cocktail called “888,” and then it was on to the dumplings! We nibbled on the Shrimp & Pork and Chicken & Shrimp Siu Mai Steamed Dumplings, and also Chicken Pan-fried Dumplings (stuffed with Napa Cabbage, Green Onion, Celery, and Carrot). The Vegetarian Egg Rolls (stuffed with carrot, cabbage, celery, rice noodle, taro, and wood ear) were crispy, tangy, and juicy.
Orange Crispy Chicken (crispy tender chicken breast, dried chili, and garlic, stirred in orange peel flavored sauce) and Young Chow Fried Rice (chicken, shrimp, beef, barbecue pork, carrots, peas, green onion, and egg) were perfect. The Chicken was seriously delicious. A must-try! Go!
Triple 8 China Bar & Grill is located at 800 W Olympic Boulevard at L.A Live in Downtown L.A.