Sunday, January 23, 2011

Seoul Garden - Korean Hot Pot Genghis Khan style

Last weekend, JK treated us to Korean hot pot meal at Seoul Garden, right next to downtown LA.  It was my first time trying Korean hot pot; we have shabu shabu (Japanese style hot pot) all the time at home, particularly in the winter.  Our meal was really good; it's definitely for meat lovers, we had plenty of meat, but also lots of fresh vegetables and tasty panchan.  The quality of meat is quite good; it's very thinly sliced with not too much fat, you just can't find similar quality in the markets.  The only place that has better meat is Kagaya, a Japanese shabu shabu place in Little Tokyo, but Kagaya is significantly more expensive.  The best part of the meal is at the end, where they make udon noodle soup in the remaining broth, and then use the leftovers to make a delicious rice congee.  It's a good place to go with a big group of friends to get a big meat fix that's a little lighter (though not by much) than Korean bbq.

Seoul Garden
1833 Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 386-8477

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