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Counter: Venice Beach dining and lots of bowls of congee

Counter: Venice Beach dining and lots of bowls of congee

We've kicked off the new year in Los Angeles with, finally, some rain. Well, a lot of rain. Which has meant predictable chaos, of weather and traffic, and a citywide rush indoors. In turn, for many of us this has meant bowls of congee. Because while cold, wet days call for soup, the go-to bowl in many Asian restaurants is not soup so much as this incredibly comforting bowl of rice porridge.

Thus Jonathan Gold catalogs seven of his favorite places to get congee, and I go talk to chef Tin Vuong, who recently opened his second Little Sister restaurant in downtown Los Angeles and put congee on his breakfast menu.

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