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Fiona Chandra

Fiona Chandra

Fiona Chandra is an Indonesian-born freelance food and travel writer but she has called Los Angeles home for the past two decades. She has previously written for Food & Wine, Eater, and more.

Recent stories by Fiona Chandra

May 12, 2023

Banana Leaf: South India Express

Los Angeles |
Los Angeles -- Perusing the menus of most Indian restaurants in Los Angeles, one may forget that India is the seventh-largest country in the world, with over 30 states and union territories. A limited handful of the same recipes – chicken tikka masala, tandoori, naan – repeat themselves time and time again. Read more
February 17, 2023

Ayara Thai: Noodles, With a Kick

Los Angeles |
Los Angeles -- Every few months, a small part of quiet West 87th Street near the Los Angeles International Airport turns into a scene of nighttime street food. On these evenings, Ayara Thai – a family-owned restaurant that has been around for 19 years – sets up a makeshift kitchen on the street and puts tables out on their sidewalk and the street patio that was originally installed during the pandemic shutdown. Read more
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