LOS ANGELES — (U.S. ASIAN WIRE) — November 17, 2010 — Private travelers’ network Privy.net has launched the “Privy 5 Los Angeles Guide” to help visitors and locals discover the best LA has to offer, particularly in the realm of authentic Asian cuisines such as the very top restaurants that serve Korean Barbeque, Shanghainese, Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup, Dim Sum, Japanese Sushi, Hotpot and Vietnamese Pho.
Privy’s 90 “top five” lists are curated by its influential Asia-focused membership base–an eclectic group which includes entrepreneurs, senior corporate executives, community leaders, socialites, and acclaimed artists. The public will also be able to discover the top five restaurant picks of LA-based celebrities like Kelly Hu (“X2”, “The Scorpion King), Lisa Ling (“The View,” “Oprah”), John Cho (“Harold and Kumar,” “Star Trek”), Justin Chon (“Twilight”), Liza Lapira (“Fast and the Furious,” “21”), Russell Wong (“Romeo Must Die,” “The Mummy 3”), Archie Kao (“CSI”), Aaron Yoo (“21, Disturbia) and Robin Shou (“Mortal Kombat”).
Hong Kong superstar Daniel Wu and “The Amazing Race Asia” host Allan Wu also weigh in with their favorite places to eat when they come through the City of Angels. Other featured top five lists include those of the CEOs of Legalzoom.com, ShoeDazzle.com, Hudson Jeans; two editors of Asian women’s magazines; a rapper/pastor (Jaeson Ma); an Asian Excellence Awards producer; and the reigning Miss Korea, Miss Asia USA, Miss Taiwan World, and Miss LA Chinatown.
The guide features everything from the top boutique hotels, spas, and steakhouses to most romantic restaurants, top lounges and dance clubs.
Privy 5 LA is the latest in a series of Privy 5 Guides which will cover Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo. The guide can be viewed in multiple languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, and Indonesian.
Privy is a private global network and travel resource for a select group of transpacific executives and influentials. The site functions as a social compass enabling like-minded people who travel frequently to and within Asia to share lifestyle reviews and coordinate roving itineraries in a trusted environment. To ensure the site remains intimate, relevant and exclusive — membership to Privy is “by invitation only” from a trusted member with invitation privileges. Privy provides a unique opportunity for luxury/hospitality brands to connect at the “point-of-sale” to a small but hyper-targeted set of influencers who are already sharing travel plans and lifestyle reviews. Privy’s non-profit partners include Project by Project, LiNK, and JUCCCE. For more info, please go to:http://www.privy.net/
Submitted by Stephen Christopher Liu, CEO/Chief Social Capitalist, Privy.net