05/08/2013 01:09 pm ET Updated Jul 08, 2013

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Chasu tacos at Spirit House

Johnny Lee cooks kurobuta pork shoulder sous-vide to get the firm yet melting texture that he likes, and he pats his tortillas to order. They're pretty good, those chashu tacos. You'll like them. And nobody's saying you can't get the tako fries too, even though they are kind of a pain to make. Another reason: The specialty of the house seems to be Japanese beer.

123 Lincoln Ave., Monterey Park, (626) 872-0353