Stopped by your fine city when Depeche Mode were playing the Hollywood Bowl in October, and squeezed in a few meals (and stops) in between.
It started with a late lunch at Yu Chun.
A delicious awesome bowl of Chic Mul Naengmyun
(for reference this is the Mul Naengmyun at Mo Ran Gak in Garden Grove, circa 2013/2014)
Kimchi Mandoo (this is like tennis ball sized siu mai), also insanely delicious with the dipping sauce/mustard mix
Afterwards, dropped by Galleria Market to take a look and to be reminded again why K-town supermarkets put other Korean supermarkets in Northern California to utter shame
And sometime before dinner at Aburiya Raku, a visit to K&L Hollywood for checking out their sake selection
Last but not least, Connie & Ted’s.
Really decent corkage (~$15 ish) so you can bring whacky things like…
Chilled local rock crab (Santa Barbara) with saffron aioli and cocktail sauce
Rock crab with rock crab themed beverage (the recommended pairing, lol)
California Rock, Little Hoodlum (WA), Coromandel (NZ), Cape Neddick (ME), Barnstable (MA), Steamboat (NY)
Hokkaido Dog (Hokkaido scallop sausage, onion, smoked mustard)
Apple pie (Spitzenburg apples with maple - rosemary streusel)