Koreatown LA

Well today, my cousin and I decided to go on a little adventure to LA.  Somehow, we ended up at a yummy place.  It was Korean night. 

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First food stop was Restaurant Dong IL Jang, Inc. in Koreatown, downtown Los Angeles.  It was a little hard to describe the food that I was tasting.  It was just all very different.  Many of the textures and tastes that I experienced, I could not relate it to any other food I have had before.  We had two main dishes roast gui and kobe brisket.  The Roast Gui was a lean rib-eye with the meat sliced thinly, and the second was Kobe Brisket which was regular meat. Image

None-the-less, the food was amazing. It was a little pricey, but it was all fresh.  The food was cooked right in front of you and you had an assortment of side dishes to choose from. Lastly to top off this wonderful meal, my cousin suggested we try Soju.

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 In her defense, she did think it was beer.  It turned to out to be a hard liquor at 20%!  It was still exciting, and the waiter was entertained by our faces while trying this.  Next time you are in LA and looking for good Korean food, check this amazing place out! 

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One thought on “Koreatown LA

  1. Haha, I always looked at soju as the Korean equivalent to vodka, though perhaps a little easier to take down. One thing you can try too is to fill half your glass with Coke and filter soju to fill the other half to finish with a nice sweet taste when you take your shot.

    Being at UCLA, my friends love to go to Koreatown all the time for cheap AYCE (All You Can Eat) barbeque, especially since it’s much harder to find AYCE KBBQ the farther you get from LA. I recommend O Dae San if you want to get completely stuffed for $10-$12. Huge restaurant and great service. You can also try Castle or Moo Dae Po if you’re okay with more “hole-in-the-wall” type restaurants. Beef brisket and samgyeobsal (pork) is the most popular among my friends, at least. 🙂

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