Korean Food


#61

Got Hangari on my to-do list but I just heart Olympic Noodle for the tableside kimchi!

And I definitely trust cdub for the recs


#62

appreciate it.

i’d recommend hangari. on another level versus olympic noodle, which i actually still like too.


#63

Tonight was the perfect night for Galbi Tang at Han Yang. And I really dig their bok choy kimchi.


#64

Have you been to Hangari in recent months? Just wondering if the quality has remained the same since expansion. I think I may have heard rumblings about an owner change as well.


#65

Went about a month ago. The same as it’s always been but with less of a wait.


#66

We went to olympic religiously before discovering Myung Dong Noodle House (went again yesterday). The kimchi was definitely some of the best.

Has anyone been to MaDangGooksu lately?


#67

they’re a personal favorite, but haven’t been in the last 6 months or so. there are a number of good places in that mall. and i’ve wanted to try the place at the north end in the superstore.


#68

Back to Ma Dang and they win the kalguksu game

Don’t be judging the sushi roll. Kid loves them


#69

Kimbap is legit. Tried my first one in elementary school from my Korean friends during lunch and have loved them ever since. I like spam and tuna.


#70

I make those for my child. Leftovers, rice and nori, what’s not like? (+1 on the spam.)


#71

Korean sushi rolls are awesome.


#72

My wife will punch in the face anyone who calls kimbap “Korean sushi”. And yes, our boys love them too.


#73

Will she also punch me if I called sushi “Japanese kimbap”?


#74

weren’t you once insisting that XLB shouldn’t be called dumplings?


#75

I think she’d say “sushi is sushi and kimbap is kimbap”.


#76

Outta curiosity, what joints have great banchan variety and quality? There’s this one banchan, fried or candied sweet potato I believe, that I’ve had before but I haven’t come across in LA. Sounds super basic but it’s crazy delicious.


#77

I think for pure variety and selection, it’s hard to top Genwa.

But for quality for quality’s sake, I think my vote goes to Park’s.

Which isn’t to say the banchan at Genwa is of low quality, just that I think the ingredients and freshness at Park’s is a step (or 2 or 3) above most places.

But for pure selection, hard to beat Genwa (with maybe Soban a distant second)


#78

This assessment strikes me as spot on.


#79

Chung kiwa has a potato that’s sweetened as a banchan but your description sounds more like a dessert served at Korean Chinese restaurants


#80

I thought the quality at Park’s was great, including some of the best kimchi I’ve ever had, but I’m pretty sure that since we were at a four-top there wasn’t enough room for the whole spread so we got only a subset. Certainly we didn’t get as many as I see in photos of larger tables, e.g.:


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