Eight Korean BBQ

Eight Korean BBQ 6681 Beach Blvd Buena Park, CA 90621 Yelp Who doesn’t love Korean BBQ?  Obviously vegetarians are excluded from this rhetorical question.  I can’t say most people would say they would love Korean BBQ if it’s pork at the center of it all.  At least I can’t say I would be excited, until I…

Gangnam Eomuyi

Gangnam Eoyumi 10031 Garden Grove Blvd. Garden Grove, CA 92844 Yelp I thought my search for naengmyun in Orange County was over when I tried Yu Chun Bunsik.  The offering here had some minor dings, but it was the best I could get without driving to my OG favorite in LA, Yu Chun Chic Naeng…

Star Noodle

Before Sheldon Simeon took home the title of Top Chef, he was the executive chef of Star Noodle. I’m not sure if the place was as popular before or after his win, but it has 2679 reviews on Yelp averaging 4 stars now. That’s pretty stellar.  In any case, multiple friends have tried this place…

Yu Chun Bunsik

Yuchun Bunsik 10031 Garden Grove Blvd. Garden Grove, CA 92844 yuchun.site.mobi/en Yelp I wasn’t much of a foodie back in college.  Probably because any meal over $10 was kind of a lot of money back then.  I didn’t really seek out the best of the best as I do now.  I think I was just…

Lemongrass Express

So I’m finally getting around to my Big Island vacation eats from the summer.  I didn’t really plan on any specific places to hit up.  In fact, I did very little planning for the whole trip.  Thanks to Fat-Skinny-Fat-Less Fat and Dairy Queen, I just hopped along for the ride and kinda played the fooding…

San Tung

People RAVE about San Tung.  “Best wings ever!” “Crack wings” “Hour long wait for the best meal of my life” blah blah blah.  You know this is just a set up for disappointment right?  I’ve had some mighty tasty wings in my life, Crisp in Chicago and Pok Pok in Portland.  The latter, being my…

Del Seoul

Almost all the Chicago restaurants I tried were recommended to me by various friends and family.  Del Seoul was a place I found on Yelp.  It looked pretty delicious and reminiscent of Kogi.  It was a bit far from our hotel but we cabbed it pretty easily.  Seriously, we spent so much in cab fare…

Crisp

Knowing this trip to Chicago would have a heavy focus on eating, I wanted to make sure we didn’t feel overwhelmed and weighed down by food.  I didn’t want eating to turn into a burden.  So I tried hard to find “lighter” more casual fare for our lunches.  Crisp offered a variety of rice bowls,…

Du Kuh Bee

Aside from dumplings, Portland is also lacking good Korean food.  I’m sure nothing compares to LA’s Koreatown except Korea itself.  It’s amazing how Korean food used to be something so foreign and weird tasting to something I really love.  I guess it’s cuz I have a penchant for stinky things and Korean food is full…

Galbijjim

So after discovering the deliciousness of galbijjim at Seongbukdong, I had Korean savory fall-off-the-bone tender meat on my mind.  It was never anything I thought I could recreate at home.  The Pouter and I discussed that a pressure cooker was probably involved in making such a culinary treasure.  But I actually came across a pretty manageable…

Feng Mao Mutton Kebab

Who knew there were Chinese people in Ktown?!  I surely did not, but slowly I have come across a few native Koreans who grew up in China or vice versa.  I’ve had my fare share of Chinese-Korean food, mostly in the form of jja jiang myun at Dragon Restaurant.  For some reason, another popular Chinese-Korean…

Seongbukdong

The Pouter knows whats up when it comes to food.  She was the one who recommended Seoul Garden to me and I have loved that place ever since.  So when she raved about Seongbukdong, I knew it had to be good.  What is this strange sounding place, you may ask?  Well Seongbukdong specializes in galbijim…