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Aug 31, 2010 07:33 PM

Good Korean Ssam bap (not bossam)?

I'm looking for a place that'll do a decent ssam spread that isn't bossam. Something like rice, bulgogi or dwaeji bulgogi, perrila leaves, steamed cabbage, lots of pickles and kimchees, and ssamjang. I've had a good ssam bap at Sa Rit Gol, but I believe they're closed now. Any suggestions?

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    1. re: sammycakes

      thr is a place i went to a few yrs ago that does just that... i rem them having at the very least 8-10 diff wraps. unfortunately i haven't bn back since and cannot rem whr or wat it was called, for the life of me. twas def good tho.

      soban seems to get good revs, tho i have yet to check it out.

    2. The only place I know of is Si Gol Ssam Bap on Western Avenue. It's now an AYCE place which is decent but the draw here is the huge plate of ssam they bring out - perilla leaves, lettuce, cabbage, kelp, etc. Their house-made ssam jang is pretty good from what I can remember.

      1. Resurrecting this thread...

        Myung Sung
        12243 Artesia Blvd
        Cerritos, CA 90703

        Serves Ssam Bap, various meat options. I went with the pork belly, and I'm completely hooked. I've never had Ssam Bap before so I'm not sure how it ranks, but from a completely objective POV, the taste/quality to price value is exceptional.

        Went for lunch and got the medium sized combo (Med is good for single diners).

        What came out was-
        about 12oz of sliced, boiled pork belly
        a plate various leafy greens (boiled cabbage, tender napa, green leaf lettuce, kale) and raw cukes and carrots
        Dol sot of bubbling hot bean paste- I LOVED THIS!!
        Sliced raw garlic/jalapenos
        Purple bean rice
        Beef both soup
        and various Banchan that were mediocre at best

        all for $10.99.

        I made my first lettuce wrap with the boiled cabbage, 2 slice pork belly, a generous slathering of hot bean paste and a sliver of raw garlic----- love at first bite.

        Now I'm worried I have to schlep all the way to Cerritos to get my fix.

        Any one know of place in Koreatown that can give me this experience?