In addition to a slew of museums, galleries, and green spaces, Chinatown is renowned for its cuisine, ranging from traditional Chinese fare to fusion Chinese-Korean dishes, many of which are culturally and historically significant to the area. Although I was interested in learning about the food, I was more concerned with pacifying my growling stomach. We weren't on the main strip of the neighborhood ten minutes before a vendor offered up a blackened chunk of meat on a stick, fresh off a makeshift grill. There was no stopping us after that.
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