Hanjip Korean BBQ
Chris Oh is the executive chef of Hanjip Korean BBQ in Los Angeles, "We are not trying to revolutionize Korean barbecue, but rather just use better ingredients and better technique. We aren't trying to reinvent the wheel, we just want it to spin faster with a lil' bling. For the full experience, make sure you order Bone Marrow Corn Cheese; the Uni Steamed Egg with Salmon Roe; and the 48 oz Tomahawk Steak with Foie Gras Butter."
3829 Main Street, Culver City, CA 90232
T: 323.720.8804 | hanjip.com
LOS ANGELES KOREAN FOOD GUIDE
By Chef Chris Oh
What do you think is the biggest misconception about Korean food? "That kimchi is stinky."
In reality, it is more? "Stinky than you think!"
Han Bat Shul Lung Tang
Order Suk Lang Tang. It is a boiling bowl of bone broth soup with braised brisket, stanky kimchi and some rice. Not only breakfast but also a great hangover killer.
4163 W 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Korean Food Market
Check out Galleria Market in Olympic and take a look at all the cool and delicious products. Let's just say it's not like your local Ralph's.
3250 W Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90006
T: 323.733.3800 | galleriamarket.com
Mapo Kkak Doo Gee Restaurant
Mapo for traditional home cooking
3611 W 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Come here for Korean-Chinese dishes like black bean noodles or deep fried pork smothered in a sweet and sour sauce.
3100 W Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Sul & Beans
Patbingsu is a traditional dessert of shaved ice and sweetened red beans, condensed milk, and fruits which is a definite must. This is a place that's doing it just like they do it in Korea.
621 S Western Avenue #208, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Beverly Soon Tofu
I always get excited when I get a chance to come here for hot n' spicy bowls of soon tofu and a sizzling plate of galbi.
2717 W Olympic Blvd #108, Los Angeles, CA 90006
T: 213.380.1113 | www.beverlysoontofu.com
Ob bear is a lil' divey spot with the best chicken wings in Ktown.
Open until 2am
3002 W 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005
This is located in Chapman Plaza and is like Cheers but the Korean version where everyone know your name.
Open until 2am
3465 West 6th Street #110, Los Angeles, CA 90020
About Chef Chris Oh
Chef Chris Oh is the executive chef and co-owner of Hanjip Korean BBB, the founder of Seoul Sausage Co, managing partner of Escala in Los Angeles.
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