Artist Eats: Kime Buzzelli


For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Kime Buzzelli to share her favorite place to eat. Kime is a Los Angeles-based artist known for her feminine, ethereal paintings, and her distinct style.

Continue reading for her answer.

“My favorite place to eat is Chung King in Monterey Park,” Kime says. “It’s a small Sichuan restaurant that serves insanely spicy dishes that sort of make you hallucinate after a few bites. My favorite thing is the boiled fish hot pot (fish drenched in cilantro, cabbage and an electric orange concoction). I also love the Kung Pao chicken, the Ong Choy water spinach with garlic, and the Beautiful Smelled Beef–yes, you heard that last one right. The appetizers are addictive: spicy peanuts and tiny fish, cool cucumbers, seaweed and more. The spicy Chung King noodles are also habit-forming. There is something slightly illegal about the peppercorns, and by the time the check comes, you are blurry-eyed with a numb tongue and mesmerized by the beer sign in the corner. Sort of a hidden treasure, and the best place to eat family style!”

Chung King
206 South Garfield Ave.
Monterey Park, CA 91754

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