The Korean spicy tofu soup sundudbu jjigae is incredibly savory and satisfying, the kind of soup where you keep spooning up the broth even when you're full.
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Banchan, the small plates that accompany many Korean meals, complement, contrast, or accentuate the flavors of the main dish, putting out the flames of a particularly fiery spicy kimchi stew or adding a potent kick to a soothing bowl of jeonbokjuk, abalone porridge. And perhaps nowhere else in the U.S. are these side dishes better displayed than in K-Town in Los Angeles. Here are our favorites, depending on what your banchan priorities are.
A few months ago, I ruffled a few feathers when I suggested that Mapo Korean BBQ in Murray Hill, Flushing might be the best Korean BBQ in the city. A few of you kindly pointed out to me that the BBQ at Jang Tuh Sutbulgi is not only cheaper and a little easier to access by the 7 train, but indeed better than that at Mapo. Having now been to both, I have to respectfully disagree.
Korean BBQ is where it's at. When Westerners think short ribs, usually it's the braised kind. Soft, tender, and rich, glazed with a red wine demi-glace and slow-cooked to tender submission, it's cold-weather fare. Koreans see short ribs, and they...
The tasty world of New Jersey's Koreantown through the eyes of Brian Yarvin