New David Chang restaurant, and similar to bestia, located in an industrial part of town on a dead end street adjacent to the train tracks and the la river.
Overall everything was pretty good, the bing bread was the highlight, warm, soft, and fluffy and went very well with the spicy lamb. I’ll be back to try the bing with benton’s reserve ham. Another surprise highlight were the raw sugar snap peas, wow they were super fresh and reminded me of the wasabi peas you get in a can, couldn’t stop eating them.
i really enjoyed the food here last night. i’ll definitely be back. The Bing with spicy lamb was indeed delicious, i liked the stuffed peppers. The Fried Skate rice was good. Pork belly had really good crispy skin.
I generally hate fusiony korean food because I feel like the traditional version of that korean dish is always better. Having said that, I’ve never eaten at one of David Chang restaurants so I’ll try this place eventually.
that pork belly dish was $22, it’s about 5-6 pieces if i remember correctly. i think it’s made as a dish for 1 person, not a large format dish. It comes with a bowl of rice. I could see myself walking in, sitting at the bar and having just this for dinner. i think i would be satisfied.
Just dined at Ssam bar last weekend. Thought it was terrible QPR and mediocre food. Hope this fares better. Think mediocre fusiony fare is going to die on the vine in LA. Just a more sophisticated palate in LA when it comes to Asian inflected fare.
Thanks…I remember liking the other dishes we tried while in NYC. I really wanted to do the fried chicken set meal, but we didn’t have enough people.
Maybe I can wrangle enough people to try the ribs here in LA.
The fried chicken meal set I thought was an excellent value. The long term gain from that meal was recreating parts of it at home - with bibb lettuce, that ginger sauce which you can find in Momofuku’s cookbook, and Popeyes chicken, you can recreate about 80% of the awesomeness for < $10.