Koreatown

food-features

Last Call: Meet the Karaoke Savant of LA’s Wild, Celebrity-Studded Koreatown Bar Scene

“You gotta do it. It’s like Fight Club. This is Sing Club. If this is your very first night at a karaoke bar, you have to sing.”
Jill Kapinus
5.16.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

North Koreans in Los Angeles are facing discrimination — in Koreatown

Los Angeles isn’t always the friendliest place for a North Korean.
Dexter Thomas
6.12.18
Pizza

Korean Waffle Pizzas Are a Stoner's Dream in LA

Once upon a time, waffle pizza was just something you microwaved together after a stoned TV binge. But in LA, there’s now an entire restaurant that proves that pizza is the best thing to happen to waffles since fried chicken.
Jean Trinh
2.25.18
Munchies

Why Korean Sushi Is Better Than Japanese

It is only a matter of time until hwe dup bap gets discovered by young entrepreneurs and becomes the next poke.
Javier Cabral
1.28.18
New York

MUNCHIES Presents: A Night Out In K-Town

Our host Naomi Shimada heads out for the night with Pablo, known as the "King of Koreatown," who takes her out for a night of Korean barbecue, karaoke, and watermelon soju.
Naomi Shimada
11.5.17
korean food

Why 'White' Is the Least-Spicy Option at This Korean Restaurant

If there’s one pervasive stereotype surrounding the way white people eat—besides maybe their affinity for putting avocado on literally everything—it’s that they can’t handle spicy food.
Nick Rose
1.17.17
korean food

These 'King-Size' Kimchi Dumplings Are LA's Best-Kept Korean-Food Secret

These little orbs of carby, chewy, juicy, umami-filled joy will change everything you thought you knew about dumplings and spicy, pickled cabbage.
Javier Cabral
12.16.16
Munchies

This Guy Turned a Volkswagen into a Portable Michelada Bar

There is a magical Volkswagen bus going around in the ever-congested streets of LA, roaming through peoples backyards—getting them turnt through its free-flowing, James Beard Award-winning Mexican spicy beer cocktail on tap. We met the brilliant...
Javier Cabral
8.30.16
Art

We Tried NYC’s Futuristic Escape Room and it Hacked Our Brains

It’s like 'Mr. Robot,' with puzzles, set in Koreatown.
Kara Weisenstein
8.13.16
korean food

Korean Soondae Gets Some Bloody Respect at This LA Institution

A temple to Korean blood sausage, Eighth Street Soondae sits in a tiny strip mall just on the outskirts of LA's Koreatown, next to a barbershop and an incognito marijuana dispensary.
Jean Trinh
4.22.16
korean food

Korean Food Is About So Much More Than Barbecue

These dishes are there for you on those days when you don’t want your clothes to smell like a well-charred s’more shortly thereafter.
Javier Cabral
4.7.16
Korean

This Cookbook Will Help You Master Korean Cooking At Home

At 272 pages long and endorsed by the likes of Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern, it may be the last Korean cookbook that you will ever need.
Javier Cabral
2.25.16
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