Koreatown Cookbook

Korean Food Cookbook: Recipes from Restaurants in Koreatown


Address: Koreatown, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Restaurants mentioned in the cookbook Discovering Korean Cuisine: Recipes from the Best Korean Restaurants in Los Angeles (2007) with the featured recipes from each establishment. #CommissionsEarned

KOREAN RESTAURANTS

KANG NAM RESTAURANT
4103 W. Olympic Boulevard
Galbijjim (Beef Rib Stew)
Haemul-Jeongol (Seafood Vegetable Stew)
Bulgogi (Marinated Beef)
Dwaeji Bulgogi (Spicy Marinated Pork)
Eundaegu-Jorim (Spicy Black Cod in a Seafood Vegetable Reduction)
Four Kinds of Jeon (Cod, Zucchini, Oyster, and Sesame Leaf)
Japchae (Vegetable Beef Vermicelli)

HAMJIPARK
3407 W. 6th Street, #101-C
Dwaeji-Galbi (Barbeque Pork ribs)
Jumulleok (Sauteed Garlic Prime Rib)
Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi Stew)
Doenjang Jjigae (Soybean Stew)
Dubu-Kimchi (Stir-Fried Kimchi with Pork)
Mu-Saengchae (Spicy Korean Radish)
Lettuce and Scallion Salad
Gamja Jorim (Spicy Potatoes)

DAE SUNG OAK – closed
2585 W. Olympic Boulevard
Yangnyeom-Galbi (Marinated Prime Rib)
Haemuljjim (Steamed Seafood)
Roseu-Pyeonchae (Sliced Beef and Vegetables)
Guksu-Jeongol (Beef and Noodle Stew)
Agwijjim (Spicy Monkfish)
Gaeran-Jjim (Korean-style Egg Casserole)
Pa-Ganghweh (Scallions with Spicy Sauce)
Pa-Muchim (Scallion Salad)

KOBAWOO HOUSE
698 S. Vermont Avenue
Haemul Pajeon (Seafood and Scallion Pancake)
Bossam (Boiled Pork)
Jangban Guksu (Corn Noodles with Vegetables)
Ojingeo-Bokkeum (Squid in Spicy Sauce)
Gamjajeon (Potato Pancake)
Kimchijeon (Kimchi Pancake)

SPECIALTY RESTAURANTS

YANGJI SEOLLEONGTANG – closed
698 S. Vermont Avenue, #111
Sullungtang (King’s Stew)
Janggukbap (Spicy Beef Soup)
Yukgaejang (Red Beef Stew)
Gamjatang (Pork and Potato Stew)
Yangjengi Bibimbap (Rice with Beef and Mixed Vegetables)

BEVERLY TOFU HOUSE – closed
2717 W. Olympic Boulevard, #108
Beverly Combination Soon-Tofu
Kimchi and Soybean Sprouts Soon-Tofu
Shrimp Soon-Tofu
LA Galbi (LA Style Marinated Short Rib)
Ojingeo-Gui (Grilled Spicy Squid)
Tofu Kimchi Bibimbap on a Hot Stone Plate
Yeonyang Sotbap (Seafood Rice with Vegetables)

KEUMSAN SAMGYETANG – closed
1144 S. Western Avenue, #105
Samgyetang (Chicken Ginseng Soup)
Dakjuk (Chicken Porridge)
Jjim-Dak (Korean Vegetable Chicken Stew)
Dak-Galbi (Spicy Chicken)

JOOK HYANG
3177 W. Olympic Boulevard
Danpat-Juk (Red Bean Porridge)
Hobak-Juk (Squash Porridge)
Heuk-Imja Juk (Black Sesame Porridge)
jat Juk (Pine Nut Porridge)
Jeonbok Miyeok Guk (Abalone and Seawood Soup)
Bulgogi Salad with Lemon Dressing
Chicken Salad with Mustard Dressing

KOREAN-CHINESE & SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS

THE DRAGON
966 S. Vermont Avenue
Jajangmyeon (Noodles with Black-Bean Sauce)
Jjam-Bong (Spicy Noodle Soup with Seafood)
Tangsuyuk (Fried Beef with Sweet-and-Sour Sauce)
Kam-Pung Saewoo (Spicy Fried Shrimp)
Yangjangpi (Fisherman’s Plate)
Goguma-Tang (Crispy Sweet-Potato Delight)

ARADO
4001 Wilshire Boulevard
Kimchi Albap in a Stone Pot
Maeumtang (Spicy Rock-Cod Stew)
Daegu-Jiri (Rock-Cod Stew)
Tofu Salad
YangBaechu-Jerim (Pickled Cabbage)
Haepari-Naengchae (Jellyfish Salad)

AWON
913 1/2 S. Vermont Avenue
Hoehdeopbap (Salad with Rice and Sashimi)
Jeonbokjuk (Abalone Porridge)
Altang (Hot and Spicy Cod-Roe Stew)
Miyeok-muchim (Seaweed Salad)
Pickled Vegetables

DESSERTS

HO WON DANG – now Dong Bang Mi In
3250 W. Olympic Boulevard
Boo-Koo-Me (Sweet Rice Cake)
Baek-Sul-Ki (Chestnut Rice Cake)
Citron Dan-Ja (Citron Rice Cake)
Kyung Dan (“Perennials”)
Mae-Yup-Gwa (Honey Cinnamon Sticks)
Soo-Jung-Gwa (Persimmon Tea)

The cookbook includes an introduction to Korean food; vivid photographs of ingredients; instructions on how to prepare dried-anchovy and kelp broth; instructions on how to slice vegetables for Korean dishes and how to make jidan; instructions on how to prepare rice in a rice cooker or pot; instructions on how to use chopsticks; as well as a discussion of kimchi, such as how to prepare the sweet rice paste for kimchi-making and make poggi kimchi, baek kimchi, kkakdugi, oi kimchi, “party” kimchi, and bok choi kimchi.

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