9.353 Chosun Galbee


24 (Mon) December 2018

Chosun Galbee


at Chosun Korean BBQ

-Los Angeles, California, USA-

with the Family

Winter Vacation in the USA, Day 6.

We’re spending our holiday in the States – first time for the boys – including Los Angeles and Orange County, Las Vegas, and Grand Canyon – the farthest (distance), longest (duration), and most complicated (itinerary) trip that we’ve ever taken.

After a few days at Disneyland, we’re back in LA for a breather before going to Vegas.


As a law student at USC, I lived in Koreatown.

My go-to restaurant for Korean BBQ was Chosun Korean BBQ.

Since then, the establishment has been dramatically renovated, at least as far as decor is concerned.


I don’t know how these prices compare to other restaurants in the neighborhood nowadays, but I wouldn’t have been able to afford eating here if the food had been so expensive back then – $35 for sam gyup sal (pork belly)?!

However, the fancier decor and higher prices don’t seem to have had much if any of a positive influence on the food, which was as competently unremarkable as ever.

The galbee (yangnyeom galbi) was a tad chewy with a slightly odd aftertaste, as if marinated in a bottled product containing too many additives.

Still, it was just the thing for a mid-trip rejuvenator.

Incidentally, this kind of mul naeng myeon
… is nothing like the mul naeng myeon that I often write about.

Countries and cities outside of Korea where I’ve had Korean food in a restaurant:

  1. USA : 01.01 Silicon Valley (San Jose, Santa Clara, etc.) CA; 01.02 New York NY; 01.03 Boston MA; 01.04 Northern Virginia VA; 01.05 East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, etc.) CA; 01.06 Los Angeles CA (9.353 Chosun Galbee); 01.07 San Francisco CA; 01.08 San Diego CA; 01.12 Chicago IL; 01.13 Washington DC; 01.24 Guam (6.283 The Boss’s Beefy Birthday Bash)
  2. THA : 02.09 Bangkok; 02.10 Pattaya
  3. CHE : 03.11 Geneva
  4. GBR : 04.14 London
  5. CHN : 05.15 Beijing
  6. KHM : 06.16 Phnom Penh (3.269 Fried Beef with Red Ants)
  7. LAO : 07.17 Vientiane (3.272 Pho Ga)
  8. PHL : 08.18 Metro Manila (5.005 Ki for Ki) / 08.20 Batangas (5.223 Galbi Tang and More) / 08.28 Subic (8.324 Ssam Bap) / 08.29 Puerto Galera (8.365 Samgyeopsal)
  9. FJI : 09.19 Suva (5.178 Bibimbab)
  10. PNG : 10.21 Port Moresby (5.276 Spicy Chicken Muchim)
  11. RUS : 11.22 Moscow (5.286 Chili Mango Prawns…)
  12. AUS : 12.23 Melbourne (5.342 Crocodile Meat…)
  13. MYS : 13.25 Kuala Lumpur (6.333 Jacked — Three Ways)
  14. JPN : 14.26 Wakoshi (7.266 Gu Ba) / 14.27 Tokyo (8.202 Clam and Spicy Soft Tofu Stew)

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