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— by Cathy Chaplin: The salty-sweet trademark of modern Taiwanese cuisine is a product of the island nation’s local indigenous flavors and outside culinary influences from China, Japan, and even America. Here in the Southland, Taiwanese restaurants dotting nearly every corner of the city serve comforting bowls of beef noodle soup, crisp green onion pancakes, and colorful boba drinks. From traditional mom and pop shops to modernized second-generation takes, here now are 19 marvelous Taiwanese restaurants to taste in Los Angeles…

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