This sleepy porridge spot in Koreatown is a great place for a work lunch, a casual weeknight dinner, or tearing up at the adorable elderly couples eating at the table next to you. It’s a quiet spot, serving lots of different types of porridge - including pumpkin, black sesame, and red bean. Our favorites, though, are the ones with ginseng chicken and mixed seafood - filled with abalone, shrimp, and mussels. The porridge itself is thick, not at all mushy, and particularly good when you season it with the marinated beef and kimchi banchan.
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Galleria Market on Olympic Blvd. is one of LA’s biggest (and best) Korean markets. The one on Western’s not too bad, either.
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People are at Jinsol Gukbap in Koreatown for one thing: gukbap - a clear pork-broth soup.
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This spot on 6th Street is open 24 hours, and is always packed with groups huddled over one of our favorite dishes in Koreatown - their galbi jjim.
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A very good soup spot in Koreatown, Hangari specializes in kalguksu, hand-cut noodle soup.
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