If making your own XO sauce isn’t quite your speed, you would do well to order it at one of the restaurants around L.A. that has it on the menu.
Crustacean’s ramen with XO — At Helene An’s Beverly Hills restaurant, most things run fancy. There are a thousand red paper cranes in place of a chandelier. There’s a koi pond under your feet as you walk in. And though the XO sauce may come with ramen noodles, the presentation is beautiful, the bowl will be installed on the requisite white tablecloth, next to your wine glass and immaculate silverware — and the XO itself will contain actual cognac. This XO sauce is lighter than most, less chile-forward, oily and pungent, with minced fresh shrimp and bits of chicken, all of which suits the serene Beverly Hills environment just fine. The dish is a new addition to the menu, so you might consider getting it instead of the famous garlic noodles. If that’s too much to bear, just order both while you wait for your enormous plate of roasted crab to arrive. 9646 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 205-8990
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By: Amy Scattergood