Not in KTown but damn good. I would even venture to say better dak galbi than Mapo on Olympic.
It is Strip Mall Faboulous at Crescent and Moody in La Palma. For those unfamiliar with this area, the areas of Cerritos/Artesia and into La Palma in Orange County has a pretty good Korean and Chinese population. So you can expect some good Korean in this vicinity. I actually grew up in this area.
You can’t miss same plaza as 7-11
They do have the classics but really you come here for the dak galbi.
The big difference between here and Mapo, is at Mapo you see the whole cooking process at tableside. Here at Mhat the chicken is already cooked but is heated up at tableside with perilla leaves.
Banchan was very good. The other big difference is Mapo’s doesn’t really serve up banchan like this. I loved eating all of it here.
And here it is, the dak galbi! I added cheese which was extra. There is also sweet potatoes, carrots, and rice cakes in there. Those rice cakes soak up that delicious sauce. Chicken pieces were all dark meat and tasty.
Seafood pancake. Great crust on this thing!
Then they take your leftovers from the dak galbi and turn it into fried rice!
Free Thrifty Ice Cream too!
Service was very nice, some damn good cooking out of this kitchen powered by Korean Aunties!