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Aug 1, 2007 08:08 PM

Sul Rong Tang - Korean Beef Bone Soup

where in koreatown can i find a good bowl of SRT? thanks!

i've seen it at the Koreatown Galleria Food Court, but would like other recommendations.

kam sahm nee dah.

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  1. Try E-Moon Oak.

    Their bone marrow broth is like nectar from the bovine gods. Cash only.

    E-Moon Oak
    869 South Western Avenue #5

    E-Moon Oak Restaurant
    869 S Western Ave Ste 5, Los Angeles, CA 90005

    5 Replies
    1. re: ipsedixit

      I think that's the one EDBM is talking about. Aren't they in the Galleria?

      1. re: SauceSupreme

        Hmm, The K-town Galleria I am familiar with is on Olymipic.(x-street is Oxford I believe).

        E-Moon Oak place I'm thinking about is on Western (north of Olympic) in a strip mall (but then aren't all the good eats in K-Town in strip malls!).

        As usual, more likely than not that I am wrong ... shouldn't post when I'm have drunk. :-)

        1. re: ipsedixit

          I thought the one in the Galleria was _also_ called E-Moon Oak.

          This gives me a great excuse to head to the Galleria for lunch. Road trip!

          1. re: SauceSupreme

            Are you thinking about Kang Seo Myun Oak in the Galleria?

            1. re: ipsedixit

              Sauce/Ipsedixit, thanks. The Koreatown Galleria is on Olympic/Western... with food court on top level. There's a place that specializes in the soup. I always end up getting the pork bone/potato soup (gam ja tang).

              Anyway, to Meowmixx's response.... yes, Han Bat is very good. I had it last night and will probably go back again this week. While people may overlook this rustic dish as plain, you have to appreciate the long process of cooking behind this. The beef bones are boiled until the broth is a milky white color, much like pork bone tonkotsu ramen.

              Han Bat opens daily 7am - 10 pm. I know exactly where I'm going when I have a hangover...and it's not Pho 4000 or Pho 2000.

    2. Han Bat Sullungtang is one of the best. Really good kimchi too :)

      4163 W 5th St
      Los Angeles, CA 90020
      (213) 388-9499

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      1. re: MeowMixx

        I was just at Han Bat last weekend. Love it, although the brisket, as I recall, is tough and/or flavorless... I knew this time I wanted to try something else and got the tongue, which was nice and tender as well as beefy. The "mixed" kind is a little too organ-intense for me (we were wondering whether a piece of something packed with dark matter was uncleaned intestine, or... ??), though my husband loves it. Next time I'm going to try the flank steak. I feel that they don't really give you enough noodles, but I just dump in my rice and it's a meal in a bowl. Agree on the kimchi, yum.

        Also, this morning this J. Gold review caught my eye; he says it's like sullongtang but with rice instead of noodles.

      2. btw, I love your blog... just had lunch yesterday at Mien Nghia. the bbq pork (with BOTH rice and egg noodles) wasn't really remarkable, but I loved that satay chile sauce. I think I might've gotten carried away with it. Next time I'll try the fish slice soup that looked so good in your photo, but I was hoping to find something like what I had at a stall in Malaysia or Singapore (forget) ... an intensely porky broth with tender pork, topped with fried garlic slices. omg!!

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        1. re: Cicely

          Hi Cicely, i thought the brisket/flank was quite tender. It's almost the same as the kind of beef I get in my pho. Definitely ask for your own mix.. i chose for brisket/flank together and the waitress was all for it. The dark matter in intestine is usually not a good sign - yikes?! Yeah many ppl have expressed their sorrow over the miniscule amount of noodles served...but i do it the real korean way - by dumping a bowl of rice in. I've seen my korean friends dump a bowl of rice into their instant kimchee ramen bowls for a double meal.

          Thanks for visiting my blog. yeah i don't recommend anything else at Mien Nghia... just try the chicken (FRESH from the poultry market in chinatown - so tender/flavorful) with fish slices... although i prefer the FRIED fish slices more. the satay bbq chili sauce is critical. i bought a jar from the Rosemead location for $5. i use it everytime i make soup egg noodles.