Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
Aug 3, 2006 11:04 PM

kim chee burrito party

I was thinking about that post nomintaing the quintessential food of LA, and I started thinking about a thin burrrito with kim chee, grilled pork, steamed rice + ?? ?? ?? anything else really and was wondering if anyone has ever found any similar concoction.

Any explicitly korean/ mexican hybrid food places?

(I am not looking for hybrid 'cuisines' or something chefed up w/ a self-consciously california wink wink)

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. The famous Oki Dog comes to mind -- a pastrami-wrapped hot dog nestles in a steamed tortilla with some aggressively aged kimchee, all adding up to a multicultural bellyache.

    1. I'm Mexican... I Love Burrito... I love Kim Chee...

      So I've always been curious about El Pollo Bailador(The name cracks me up too! It means the Performing Dancing Chicken) in Korea town. Supposedly they serve good Korean Grub AND burritos! Here's a recent post about it...

      1. On the menu at Jose' Bernstein's:

        Spicy Galbi Kimchi Burrito - Korean BBQ, Kimchi, Spainish Rice, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Cilantro & Sauce - $4.99

        Unfortunately, not enough meat (Beef I think?), 2 X the needed rice, and they should double the Kimchi inside. If they did that they would really have something there. Overall, the food there ins't very good.

        Jose' Bernstein's
        935 Broxton Ave.
        Westwood Village

        1 Reply
        1. re: JBC

          If you ask them to customise it and are willing to pay more, they'll 'fix' it for you.

        2. At Kyushu Ramen in Van Nuys they have a dish of kim chee and thinly sliced pork on their izakaya menu. It's served on a cast iron platter like one gets for fajitas. I think it's called "buta kimuchi" on the menu, "kimuchi" being the Japanese transliteration of "kim chee" or so the waitress says. Anyway, the dish is pretty addictive and it's even better when eaten with steamed rice. The wrapper is the open question: maybe some nori, and make hand rolls? That would be very L.A.

          3 Replies
          1. re: Debbie W

            I agree - have been trying versions of this at home and the problem is the tortilla: flour is too thick and corn is too flavorfull. it really needs to come in something very thin, maybe one of those ricepaper rolls that cold egg rools come in?

              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                I'm going to keep experimenting and I'll get back to you; will certainly be trying a moo shu wrapped version