When the temperature in LA temperatures does that thing where it’s 88 degrees every day for three months straight, go to Yu Chun. The tiny restaurant on Olympic has a menu full of different soups, dumplings, and galbi platters, but everyone here is eating the naengmyeon. It’s a giant bowl of cold kudzu noodles (cut with scissors by the waitress) chilling in an icy, vinegar-y broth filled with boiled beef, radishes, and sesame seeds. It’s an incredibly refreshing soup, and if you’re looking to add a little heat, there’s spicy mustard on the table.
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Wako Donkasu in has two Koreatown locations, but one specialty: A Korean take on Japanese tonkatsu.
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Michin Dak is a strip-mall fried chicken shack with an excellent, no-frills menu to match.
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House of Joy
House of Joy has been a Glendale staple since the 1980's and is easily the best Chinese food in the neighborhood.
The Corner Place
The Corner Place is a Koreatown staple known for giant bowl of dong chi mi gook soo, a cold noodle soup.
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