Archive for the ‘Korean Food’ Category

I happened across a youTube video of someone named Maangchi making a Korean dish called Jja Jang Myun (pick your own favorite spelling) which is basically a sauce of pork & veggies with a fermented black bean over noodles. There is also Jja Jang Bap, which is over rice instead of noodles. It looked like […]

I was joined by my friends Yasmin and Stefan for my Thursday lunch this week. Yasmin and I exchanged ideas about where to go, finally deciding on the Chung Dam, because I think it’s the best all-around Korean restaurant that I’ve been to. There are so many specialty places in town: noodle shops, soup, BBQ, […]

I had, after much study, selected a Korean restaurant from Yelp for my most recent My Thursday Lunch, but as luck (good or bad) would have it, they were closed.  So I decided to keep on traveling down that lonesome highway — well, Wilshire Boulevard, which is neither a highway nor lonesome — and I […]

My son Jeff is in town visiting, and we were trying to decide whether to go for Thai or Korean for our Thursday lunch. He decided that Korean would be much more of a new experience, so we went to one of my favorite Korean BBQ places, Si Gol Ssam Bob in K-town. Most Korean […]

For my Thursday Lunch today, I decided to let fate (and my nose) direct me through Koreatown.  I was driving by Vermont and James M Wood Blvd, and a beautiful Korean BBQ smell pulled me in as if it was The Sirens and I was Odysseus.  Unfortunately for me, The Sirens don’t like eaters who […]

I was looking through Yelp yesterday, preparing for my Thursday lunch, and came across “Jun Won Restaurant”.   The comments sounded intriguing.  Of course, there’s always one Yelper who writes, “I’m Korean, and I should know — this place rocks!” and then another Yelper who writes, “I’m Korean, and I should know — this place sucks!”.   […]

Faithful readers of this blog will note that I haven’t reported any lunches for a few weeks.  The problem is that I have been frustrated by my new camera.  The problem turned out to be the SD card, which lost the photos before I could get them off the camera.   But I will tell you […]

I had plans to go to Soowon Galbi Korean BBQ in K-Town, but as I was looking for parking, I happened to notice a teeny little place stuck in a non-descript strip-mall.   And free parking is a lot more fun than no parking, so after pulling a California spontaneous U-turn I found myself walking in […]

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