HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
What's your latest food project? Tell us about it

Favorite Soontofu in Koreatown?

RustyShackelford Jan 18, 2007 03:13 AM

I'm sure this will inspire quite a few friendly disagreements, but I'm looking for suggestions. One member of our party is a vegetarian so I'd need a place that has a veggie only version.


  1. a
    alexfood Jan 20, 2007 01:40 AM

    Just went to Sokongdong last week to beat the ridiculous cold weather, and it totally did the trick. Also love their panchan; kimchee is the perfect balance of sweet & hot.

    By the way, Soot Bull Jeep serves a hotpot that they put on the charcoal pit, and it was awesome. Really deep frothy red broth complemented by the smoky charcoal.

    1. r
      rameniac Jan 20, 2007 12:02 AM

      sokongdong for the win!

      1. o
        olivexjina Jan 19, 2007 10:05 PM

        the BCD chain claims to have a veggie version but I don't know if the broth is vegetarian as well

        1. p
          peterx Jan 19, 2007 06:31 PM

          I went to Beverly Soon Tofu a couple of weeks ago. It was very tasty; however, I felt the telltale signs of MSG afterwards. I assume that is why it was so tasty.

          In addition, if you are going there, the sign in front does not exactly say "Beverly Soon Tofu", I believe it only says "Beverly Tofu Restuarant" and the "Soon" is missing. I wasn't certain I was at the right place.

          1 Reply
          1. re: peterx
            Das Ubergeek Jan 19, 2007 09:34 PM

            What's funny is I've never noticed it -- it says 순두부 on the sign in Korean and so I always assumed the official name was "Beverly Soon Dubu" or "Beverly Soon Tofu".

          2. purplescout Jan 18, 2007 04:53 AM

            I've been going to Beverly Soon Tofu for ages (since it was written up by Jonathan Gold 10+ years ago). It's still as good as ever. In addition to the food, I enjoy the unusual burlwood furniture in there, too.

            I'm pretty sure that the broth isn't vegetarian, but you can ask.

            1. Das Ubergeek Jan 18, 2007 04:14 AM

              Beverly Soon Tofu and Sokongdong face each other across Olympic Blvd. at New Hampshire Ave. (one block west of Vermont). Sokongdong has the raw crab panchan but Beverly is just a smidgen better.

              I'm not sure if either does a vegetarian version but tell them that your friend is Buddhist.

              Show Hidden Posts