April 6, 2014
POT is Roy Choi’s newest establishment for LA Korean food. According to the site, “Koreatown and Korean food through the eyes of an American with Korean blood. Hot pots, blood soups, frenetic energy, BBQ. It’s the late nights on the streets, it’s a joyous celebration of life. Most of all, it’s good times and good food in the hood.” I wouldn’t say it’s a celebration, but if you are yearning for a new hip Korean place, then this is it.
February 8, 2014
In Koreatown, there is this home style sober-up joint called Myung Dong Kyoja. It features dumplings and noodles and is ideal for those late evenings after you’re completely plastered out of your mind and need to recover. Unfortunately I wasn’t intoxicated at all, but it was cold and was in need of something soupy. This is restaurant #5 on my 2014 LA food expedition. Note for 2022 migration: this is an old post from my other defunct blog.
January 18, 2014
Per word of mouth, there’s supposedly 1 uncontested BEST Korean tofu place in Los Angeles … Beverly Soon Tofu. Anthony Bourdain, from the CNN show Parts Unknown, also visited this place with Chef Roy Choy and described this place as “tongue-searing, ass-burning tofu soup that will make you forget every bad thing you ever thought about tofu.” My personal favorite is Lee’s Tofu down in Gardena, so I thought I’d check this place out and compare.