Need a ktown rec
So I'm coming to town to visit the family and I'll be in LA on friday night for dinner and my GF wants korean.
Normally, we go to Ondal 2 (no good kkokaetang places in NY and we both love that place). We also go to Park's and the soon doo boo places (beverly or so kong dong). But, I was thinking about doing something different this time, but I'm trying to get some recs.
I was thinking about mapo galbi for ddak kalbi as i haven't had a good version since last time i was in seoul or maybe kobawoo house for bo ssam
What are your favorites in ktown? Language is not an issue (gf is fluent)
kobawoo is great for bossam and pa jeon
chin go gae - goat stew (at the end they fry up the concentrated broth with rice and a mess of toasted seaweed - unbelievable)
awon - for the best hwae do bap (like fish bibimbap)
I will second ham ji park
kyochon - delicious chicken wings (call ahead, they're made to order)
Chin Go Gae
3063 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005
3833 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
A-Won Japanese Restaurant
913 1/2 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Honey Pig on 8th. Its all different kinds of pork and everything is grilled on this huge grill including kimchee, veggies, etc. You can wrap the pork with the cooked kimchee and add different vegetables in it. At the end they make a bokkum bap on the grill with all the juices from the pork. Im not a fan of pork bbq but this place made me feel otherwise.
I almost forgot one of my favorites especially now that it's getting hot.
Chik neng myun ( the watery one not the spicy version) at Yu Chun.
I know many are afraid of COLD noodle soup but trust me, it's delicious especially on a hot day.
Yu Chun Restaurant
3470 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Yu Chun Chic Naeng Myun
3185 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006