Tteokguk - Why Koreans Have Tteokguk on New Year’s Day

What is Tteokguk?
Tteokguk, tteok meaning rice cake and guk meaning soup in Korean, is a traditional Korean rice cake soup dish. It’s a custom to serve tteokguk on Korean (Lunar) New Year Day, but it’s a popular dish that is available throughout the year in a lot of Korean restaurants.
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Posted in Korean Food on Thursday, February 19th, 2009 | No Comments »

Sa Rit Gol - Authentic Korean Food with Lots of Side Dishes

Sa Rit Gol
3189 W Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 387-0909
Sa Rit Gol, favored by many Korean food lovers, impresses its customers with many tasty side dishes (banchan) in the first place. The restaurant has also earned the reputation of one of the best Korean restaurants in Los Angeles thanks to their famous seafood dishes, i.e., [......]

Posted in Korean Restaurants in LA on Saturday, November 8th, 2008 | 4 Comments »

Myung Dong Kyoja - Great Dumplings Place in Korea Town

3630 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 385-7789
After I found out authentic Chinese dumplings are probably not for many Koreans, I was not in the mood to try any dumplings anywhere. But subconsciously I must have wanted to compensate my disappointing experience in Beijing by finding an alternative place nearby in Los Angeles. All of sudden, [......]

Posted in Korean Restaurants in LA on Thursday, October 16th, 2008 | 1 Comment »

ChungKiWa in Los Angeles - Popular Korean BBQ and Naengmyun Combo

Chung Ki Wa (Chung Gi Wa) in Los Angeles, CA

Chungkiwa is a kind of a restaurant where I take non-Korean friends, families, or relatives. It’s not a fancy restaurant as Chosun Galbi, but it is agreeable, it definitely has the taste and look of Korea, service is attentive, and food is very tasty.
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Posted in Korean Restaurants in LA on Friday, October 3rd, 2008 | No Comments »

Korean Restaurant - Nam Dae Moon Zip Restaurant

Nam Dae Moon is a nice little authentic Korean restaurant in the Alexandria Plaza on the 6th and Alexandria.
My husband and I used to go to Nam Dae Moon quite often when we lived in Korea Town. Mainly because we lived two blocks away from the restaurant but also we thought it’s a perfect [......]

Posted in Korean Restaurants in LA on Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 | 1 Comment »