If you follow my INSTAGRAM you've probably noticed that I've got another passion as much as music... GOOD FOOD. My instafam are always asking me "where is this spot!?", "do you ever eat at home?" and "you're so tall!" Okay I made up the last one. So thanks to the power of social media peer pressure I'm starting a food blog called #NOMSAYIN. I'll be featuring everything from my favorite local Sunday brunch spots to must-stop travel spots I find while on the road. Speaking of on the road, I recently took a weekend trip to Los Angeles and enlisted The Far East Movement to show me how to eat proper in DTLA!
MUST-STOP SPOT (LA EDITION)
PARKS BBQ IN KOREA TOWN
The list of food I haven't tried isn't very long, but one thing I mentioned to the fella's on their last Salt Lake City stop was my lack of authentic korean bbq. What better place to find it than in the heart of the Korea Town District. If there's one word of advice before you do this... come hungry.
We started with a bottle of Korean Soju (think of it as Korea's version of Japanese Sake) didn't catch the name of it, but it had PSY on the label. No joke. Coupled the shots with a round of CASS Korean beer and I was ready to go.. or so I thought.
Korean BBQ consists of sides, sides, and more sides. There were various pickled sides, noodles, blue crab, sauces and vegetables. One of my favorite starter sides? KIMCHI PANCAKE. Next level. Then out of the blue our grill on the table filled up completely with different cuts of fresh beef. As we were already going in Proh leaned over and said "this is just the appetizer bro.."
They brought out the main course - GAL-BI (PRIME BEEF SHORT RIB). Whatever it was marinated in was incredible. Next level type sh*t. Also if you look around the restaurant and see something that looks good, ask for it. I looked at their menu after and didn't see it, but they brought out a noodle soup that the table next to us was having. Some special local off the menu jumpoff. Needless to say it didn't hurt that I had locals who could also speak the language ordering.
If you're near downtown LA and want to try some top quality Korean BBQ, don't sleep on this spot. BIG shout out to The Far East Movement (KevNish, Prohgress, JSpliff and DJ Virman) for school'n the bod on Korean BBQ!