Thursday, April 5, 2012

Red Medicine Revisited

I never quite understood the concept behind Red Medicine. Labeled as Vietnamese fusion, but its inherent Vietnamese flair was never so obvious to me - especially as of late. Example:


Jordan Kahn, celebrity chef, daintily plucking flowers with tweezers to garnish our plates. Vietnamese? Not so much.

This beautifully presented  foie gras mouse bedecked with flowers and herbs is nothing short of whimsical yet has striking similarities to this:

The late Ubuntu's Garden Snake, soil and all. The noticeable difference is RM's soil is of a dark brown color, chocolate-like in texture and taste, which is actually quite appealing.

This heirloom rice porridge is a respite from the habitually sweet flavors RM is known for. Pillow-y porridge adorned with a glorious yolk and uni, comfort food at its finest.

With each passing entree, the semblance to Ubuntu becomes more apparent. Ubuntu has always been renowned for its chimerical use of florals, greenery and herbs. I have an eerie suspicion that Red has gone from Vietnamese to g

Red Medicine
8400 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(323) 651-5500

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