Korean style sushi reccomendation
I'm hoping to take a friend out in Korea Town for Korean style sushi this evening. I've previously been to Busan, A-Won and Masan and liked them all to varying degrees. In this particular case, I think I'm looking for something a little bit "nicer" for lack of a better word. I used to really like the vibe and food at O Dae San (back before it closed to become AYCE bbq). Something along those lines would be great.
2851 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
If you want nice get Japanese sushi, go to Little Tokyo and visit Sushi Gen. A little expensive but worth it!
Little Tokyo Restaurant
150 E Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773
Neptune's Net, on 6th St.?
Sushi Dokoro Kirala, on Little Santa Monica, may not be in Ktown, but it's got decent "vibe"...
Koreans like eating more sashimi. And they will dip in chojang (a fermented red pepper paste) although wasabi is offered. Koreans also wrap their fish in perilla leaf with whatever else you like. The fish is very fresh but it's not about tasting the nuances of flavor and texture from the different kinds of fish. Like all korean food its about the flavor and the texture. The fish is more of a texture vehicle to deliver the flavor of the other ingredients. Japanese sushi leaves you contemplating the precise balance of flavors and texture of a particular bite of sushi. Korean style sushi hits you upside the head. There is no thinking, just eating
Koreans will also dip in sesame oil with salt, which is tasty in its own way.
A lot like to finish up with a spicy fish stew.
And usually soju is involved.
I haven't been to a Korean-style sushi/sashimi place in a long long time, but I remember Arado as being one of the better ones.