Porridge + Puffs is a cozy, farm-to-table restaurant in Historic Filipinotown that serves up a modern twist on Asian-ish comfort foods. Namely, savory porridges and sweet puffs. Since opening in 2018, the restaurant has become a destination, bringing in more traffic to the otherwise fairly residential and local neighborhood (despite being a stone’s throw from Silver Lake and Echo Park).
Inside, the space is neutral and airy, with high ceilings and a long communal table extending down the center of the restaurant. The menu changes seasonally, featuring plant-based bites, savory and beautifully garnished porridges, and creative internationally-inspired desserts that range from cardamom sugar puffs to brown butter mochi to seasonal pavlova. Porridge + Puffs feels like more than a restaurant, but a constantly evolving experiment, a taste of the creative process, a community space inspired by modern LA.
Go here for: creative comfort foods
Order this: shortrib porridge, szechuan shakshuka porridge, cardamom puffs with jasmine cream, brown butter mochi, iced tea (see what they have – changes seasonally)
Amount of time to spend: an hour or two, it’s a nice place to for a slow, comfortable meal
When to come: whenever!
Parking: is pretty easy in this area, since it’s fairly residential and not a super popular destination. You can usually snag free street parking nearby.
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Last visited: September 2019
Last updated: November 2020