South Korea with Mei Lin

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3 Reasons to Travel with Mei Lin

If you haven’t heard of Mei Lin, get ready to keep hearing about her. The Los Angeles-based chef is an Eater Young Gun and Zagat 30 Under 30, plus a winner of Top Chef and Esquire TV’s Knife Fight. She opened Nightshade in 2019—along with partners Francis Miranda and Cyrus Batchan of No. 8—in LA's downtown Arts District. Mei Lin has a passion for culinary discovery and is the perfect companion for exploring South Korea's cuisine and culture.

She's Fierce

Mei melds the subtle details of an artist with the resilience of a badass. She's used her Motor City edge to win competition after competition, and open an already acclaimed restaurant before age 30.

Culinary Journey

As a child, Mei moved with her parents from China to Michigan, where she worked in her family’s Chinese restaurant and absorbed everything she could about someday owning her own eatery.

Making Things Memorable

Every dish at Nightshade, from the top-selling mapo tofu lasagna to the Instagrammable tom yum onion, evokes a memory from Mei's past. She knows how to translate her story to the food Angelenos won’t stop talking about.

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Excite Your Taste Buds

Korean cuisine is a library of complex flavors. You could sample fermented vegetables and jaw-dropping noodles, seafood and stews for days! And we just might.

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So Much to See

South Korea is a magical wonderland full of festivities, futuristic modernity and age-old tradition. It’s a place to honor ancestry and look ahead constantly toward innovation.

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