To many people a chef and an artist are one in the same. This is absolutely true of Chef Jordan Kahn of Red Medicine located in Beverly Hills on Wilshire boulevard and South Gale drive. The concept of Red Medicine was cooked up during late nights in Chinatown dives after grueling 18-hour restaurant shifts. It is not classic Vietnamese food, nor is it trying to be. Red Medicine is something new with a tip of the hat to old Vietnam. A dish like the Pork contains traditional Asian ingredients, spring onion, and Sriracha, but the caramelized pork is taken in a whole new direction with the addition of goji berry, and a powder of dried almonds. The signature Dungeness Crab plate contains flakes of sweet crab meat, black garlic and brown butter buried under a Vietnamese crepe veil. Taste the Bitter Chocolate masterpiece, airy triangles of unsweetened chocolate resting on a streak of sweet soy sauce, soy milk sorbet, and a bright yellow vine of parsnip gelatin, and patrons will experience a dessert beyond expectations. The kitchen is Chef Kahn’s studio and the stark white plates are his canvas.