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Korean eats in Los Angeles [LA]

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Thought it might make more sense to group posts about Korean restaurant mentions in one thread. Here is a link to a recent post about Park's BBQ.

 

Last night, on my way home from an event in downtown LA, I stopped in at Bulrocho, a Korean restaurant that specializes in goat. Goat stew and goat soup are the signature items. As I was solo, soup it was (the stew is for several people). The soup 3249460.28.jpg in a photo from LA weekly

came out hot and sizzling. The goat meat was tender and would be falling off the bone, had there been bones in the soup. Basically the consistency of a good brisket. Soft and delicious. The soup was accompanied by 2 "goat sauces" and I was advised to take the goat from the soup, dip it in one or both sauces and then eat it with rice. I drank a bunch of the rich broth as well.

 

The only difficulty with this soup is that like a lot of goat meat, some was served with the thick layer of fat and it can be hard to separate the fat from the meat using only a spoon and chopsticks and in a bowl.

 

The meal was also served with panchan, including 2 types of kimchi. This was a significantly less elaborate variety of panchan than at Park's next door but still tasty. probably about 5 kinds of panchan (little side dishes). The soup was also served with a bowl of white rice, and a glass of hot tea.

 

When I got there the TV was playing the Olympics speed skating and the Korean team was in the lead. I just assumed it was a Korean channel as the volume was muted and I'd see a different selection of sports (whichever ones had the most/best Korean athletes competing) but it was just the NBC feed with an overlay of ads in Korean for local businesses, and it was a coincidence that the event on was featuring a great Korean team.

 

The soup was $12 including tax and was a full meal. The restaurant is open 24 hours. I hope to get back soon to try the goat stew. Jonathan Gold's take is here.

 

Address is 955 S Vermont, immediately to the left of Park's BBQ in the same minimall.

 

Screamie - maybe you can add some thoughts on where you like to go for Korean when you eat out?

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well, my favourite place is Screamie's house :rolleyes:

 

But failing that, I liked the BBQ at ChoSun Galbee, the crab stew at On Dal (particularly when they fry the rice in the pot after the stew is gone) and the fried chicken at Kyochon. A lot more I wont to try when I am back in a week or so. Am there for two months, perhaps we should plan a night out?

 

Slapsie

 

 

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mongo_jones, thank you for the link to the curried bean recipe in your sig line. I happen to have some RG coronas in my pantry and need to make this. Sounds great.

 

Seeing this thread about Korean in LA makes me remember the old days at eG (before it got so strict) when we all got together for various outings. I can remember Korean, Indian, potato chips, pie and much more. What ever happened to JSChyun? I probably spelled her name wrong. 

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