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Jun 4, 2006 06:08 PM

Korean food in San Gabriel Valley

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There seems to be a handful of places to have Korean food in the SGV. Please help us find more places for authentic Korean food-- the basics such as BBQ and soondobu (soft tofu stew).

We've heard of Pete Wood BBQ in Monterey Park-- is it authentic? Is it still open? Any other Korean BBQ places?

There is a small cluster of tofu houses in San Gabriel, Monterey Park-- which places are the best?

We've been cooking Korean food at home but would love a break and eat @ an authentic Korean restaurant.

Thanks, fellow hounds.

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  1. There's Manna on the corner of San Gabriel Blvd. and Potrero Grande.

    1. TOFU HOUSE on Las Tunas Blvd. in San Gabriel is pretty good.

      There's also JANG GUN in Rowland Heights on Nogales St.

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      1. re: ipse dixit

        Any relation to the Tofu House in Monterey Park? We had pretty good Soon Dobu there last night.

      2. There's a place in San Gabriel that have decent soon tofu, bbq, and bibimbap.

        Young Dong Tofu
        927 E Las Tunas Dr
        San Gabriel, CA 91776
        (626) 286-6031
        (on Las Tunas, same mall as Albertson's, next to Tokyo Lobby)

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        1. re: slbear

          I wholeheartedly second this place. I go here with my Korean coworkers regularly.

          1. re: slbear

            I agree! This place has a thicker tofu soup... I've found some tofu places are a bit watery and prefer a more stew-ish tofu soup.

          2. So to Rowland Heights and hit Ong Ja Gib. It is on Colima and Nogales. Good stuff.

            1. pete wood is alive and well. 910 e garvey. authentic, but not as in the glitzy places in koreatown. it's kind of like going to your friend's mom's house, except they have charcoal in the tables. it's got about 6 tables. unfortunately they recently raised the prices, but it's still a bargain compared to koreatown.