Best noodle/ramen place in Koreatown?
Any recommendations for the best noodle/ramen place open for lunch in Koreatown? Any sense of whether Korean noodle spots offer veggie friendly options?
don't know if it's the best, but kalgooksoo at myung dong kyo ja (wilshire/harvard) is really good. theirs is beef based, and the rest of the menu is very limited. if you want veggie style, i'd check out madang gooksoo. (western/9th?) they probably do kimchi kalgooksoo and stuff. perfect weather for kalgooksoo today, actually.
just because there's no meat in the soup doesn't mean it's vegetarian. Korean soups are typically made with beef, chicken or an anchovy-like dried fish. I think kalgooksoo is usually chicken broth; at least that's the case at Olympic Noodle, which I was going to recommend. The only vegetarian noodle soup I can think of is kong guksu, which is noodles in a soy milk broth. They have it at Myongdong Kyoja and at Ma Dang Gook Soo.
not very veggie, but if you go to albene's on 6th & alexandria, order a nice brothy sullungtang, and ask for extra noodles instead of rice, you have something oddly reminiscent of a light tonkotsu ramen, albeit with marrowy beef bone flavor instead of pork.