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Friday, June 26, 2009

A recent weekend trip to SoCal~

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Over the past weekend, I went down to LA then hopped over to Las Vegas for a concert with a few friends. While we were down there, a friend who recently relocated to LA brought us out to this delicious (and pricy) Korean BBQ restaurant at the heart of Korean Town. According to some, it is the crème de la crème of Korean BBQ in the City of Angels.

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This restaurant is spacious, bright and the ambiance is the polar opposite of other dim, packed, noisy, and smoke-filled Korean BBQ restaurants. High ceiling, spacious waiting area furnished with leather couch, an open bar, and a large outdoor patio fully equipped with tables with grills. It is definitely an up-scale version of normal Korean BBQ restaurants.

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Our friend who is Korean said this is as authentic as it gets to the BBQ from Seoul. As that being said, we let him do the ordering. Since beef is what this place is famous for, we ended up ordering just that. We had seng galbee gui; house special short rib cubes without marinade, ross gui; thin slices of choice beef without marinade, served with salt and sesame oil, and seafood pancakes. Melt in your mouth beefs; just exceptional. He must of order 10 people servings because we only finished half and he had to doggie bag the rest!

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After dinner, he took us to the Coffee House Heyri couple blocks away. According to him, this place thrived as the night gets darker. The café appears to be converted from a house with seating areas on the 1st floor, private rooms on the 2nd and an interesting outdoor patio. There are heat lamps and they supply you with blankets to keep you warm. The drinks are okay but not the best; however, the ambiance is what makes me recommend this place to you. Overall, it is a good place to relax and catch up with friends. Gees, I kind of miss LA now.....

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Shop data:
Chosun Galbee Korean Barbeque Restaurant
3330 W. Olympic Boulevard,
Los Angeles, California 90019
Tel (323)734-3330
http://www.chosungalbee.com/

Coffee House Heyri
755 S Hobart Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel (213) 389-6138
cafeheyri.com

13 comments:

  1. 阿 Vi,

    若妳朋友在 LA 住久了, 還會發現很多當地韓裔日常愛去食東西的地方♥♥♥喔 !!

    如 Vermont 與 7 街交界的角落, 有間小店, 她們有在韓國才食到的醃生蟹仔 (與上海人弄的不一樣)...等等。還有很多很多在 Downtown 附近, 不過看來妳朋友是較喜歡去 W.LA 嗰邊 (地方比較 fancy 啲嘅) 囉 !!

    噓...睇到妳影啲相咁靚, 攪到我又想回去行下添 :DDD

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  2. You have a beautiful blog.
    Love all the details in each and every posts.

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  3. 我都好鐘意食韓燒架,佢YIP既味道真係好好味!!!

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  4. dropped down the shop data, will certainly go give it a try the next time I drop by LA.

    Love the pictures you took !!

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  5. 這間餐廳很有氣氛...
    外國外出食飯,總給人有放假的感覺...好想休息又放長假...哈...

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  6. hi,

    很喜歡你的blog,看了很久,也做了好多您的食譜,都好喜歡,非常謝謝你。
    這次留言是想麻煩您推薦你最喜歡的甜點食譜 Top 5和料理食譜
    我之前買了不少 Pierre & Greenspan的,很喜歡,但是想再買一些就不知道要買什麼了,我相信你的品味,可以麻煩您嗎?

    非常非常感激!

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  7. 過客 ~ Really?! 等我上Facebook時再問他。我想因為都是女生﹐所以請我們吃fancy晚餐吧?﹗等我自己南下時定要他帶我去那些hole in the wall的好地方;p

    查查 - 韓國料理除了燒肉﹐我最愛他的嫩豆腐湯﹐愛死了﹗

    YY - 同意﹗對我而言完美的週末是和朋友外出覓食^^

    Shan - Hi there! 很高興認識你呀﹗推薦食譜書嗎? 沒問題﹗ 我買了很多﹐英日居多﹐也有很多翻譯本。你比較喜歡或prefer那種方言的呢?

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  8. LaY hOoN - Hello! Thank you for your kind note and for dropping by!

    Jason - Hi there! This place is a must-visit if you enjoy Korean BBQ! They served very good if not the best tasting beef! Yum!

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  9. Dear Vi~

    I recall that I've read about Chosun on publications because it's totally different than the tradition Korean House..

    Gees...Vi, I actually never thought that LA is as a beautiful place but I have to say that your pictures have made LA the most special and sophisticated I've ever seen.

    Cheers,
    Martini

    p.s. Long time no see...hope you are enjoying summer!

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  10. 這間韓燒餐廳的室內氣氛很特別啊,燈光與一般的韓燒餐廳不同,最重要的是等位area很大,即使要等得耐,只要有張舒適couch坐著,相信就算等得太久也不會煩躁吧 ^^

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  11. Vi,

    Ah!! I can't believe you were in my neighborhood!!! I hope you enjoyed the trip.

    Honestly, you made LA restaurants look way more beautiful than I thought. Now I'll have to try out this restaurant as well.

    Babe

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  12. Martini & Babe~

    Maybe we should have a gathering when I'm down in SoCal again ;p

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