With all the atrocities going on in the world today, sometimes you just want to consume comfort food and, specifically, a heavy does of consoling carbs. Beni Tora on Sawtelle has nine different kinds of gyoza, which equates to a whole lot of carb-y comfort or at least a food coma that will dull the pain for a short while. You can get these Japanese dumplings boiled, fried, filled with pork, shrimp or vegetables, and even a la gratin.
Another way to feel better is by way of a really good, reassuring bowl of fried rice. They have that too at Beni Tora, along with very tasty and soothing Dan Dan Men soup noodles. And if you’re worried that this Japanese carbfest will set your diet back for weeks, then I recommend an order of Beni Tora’s delicious Spicy Tofu, which will provide a complete healthy and protein-laden offset for all those fattening carbs. The math works.
Beni Tora is located at 2002 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles (in Satwelle Japantown/West Los Angeles).