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Korean Food Los Angeles

Sinuiju Chapssal Soondae Squid Soondae (Dose of Vitamin P)

Soondae, Korean pork blood sausage, is a popular street food in North Korea that’s proliferated to the Republic of Korea. Inevitably, soondae made the leap to L.A., home to by far the largest Korean-American...
Salad Los Angeles

Here’s Looking At You Momotaro Tomato (Food of the Week)

I never expected to find such a good tomato in December. Yes, California is famous for summertime tomatoes, but offerings can get wan in winter. Here’s Looking At You chef Jonathan Whitener reminded me...
Tea Los Angeles

Gong Cha Brown Sugar Milk Foam Tea (Drink of the Week)

I understand skepticism surrounding mega-chains considering so many unfocused concepts with shoddy quality control, but Gong Cha seems to be exceptional based upon my Koreatown experience. The company launched in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 2006,...
Korean Food Los Angeles

Younggoo’s Noodle 24 Grilled Short Rib Patties (Dose of Vitamin P) [CLOSED]

Street food is now appearing indoors with much higher frequency. In Koreatown, Younggoo’s Noodle 24 went so far as to paint a cartoonish red-on-black-and-white mural of street food stalls above wood booths. The heavily...
Korean Food Los Angeles

Master Ha Marinated Crab Head Combo (Food of the Week)

Koreatown continues to reveal additional culinary facets like some kind of Russian nesting doll. Chef Jason Ha has actually been cooking in the neighborhood for years, but is only now grabbing the spotlight. He...
Soft Serve Ice Cream Los Angeles

Creme Cremia (Food of the Week)

Koreatown clearly has a sweet tooth, and bingsu has ceded the spotlight to soft serve ice cream in the past two years. Of course, not all soft serve is created equal, and CREME is...