The top Korean eatery in California is in downtown Los Angeles, according to Yelp.
Damaged MOUTH | Lee’s Homestyle, positioned at 718 S Los Angeles St., was rated by the well-liked evaluation web-site as getting the ideal Korean foods in the Golden State.
The cafe identifies itself as Hawaii and Korean convenience foods, with a menu that capabilities every thing from avocado toast, to a Hawaiian design and style plate lunch, to spam musubi, and a spicy rooster sandwich with mochiko-type fried rooster. Pair these with cucumber kimchi, braised potato or potato-mac salad. And if which is not plenty of, the brioche bread pudding is a need to!
“We are definitely humbled and grateful to be honored with this title. A great deal mahalo and aloha!” Chef Tim Lee advised KTLA. “We are bringing a great deal desired Korean Hawaiian type foodstuff to L.A.”
Lee is “Korean by blood, Hawaiian at coronary heart,” the restaurant’s internet site claims, including that he thinks “food is a common language, breaking boundaries throughout all cultures.”
The name of the enterprise will come from “Broke Da Mout” — a phrase made use of in Hawaii to describe foodstuff so superior, a single barely has time to chew.
“We provide a tiny Los Angeles swagger to the charming community vibes represented at Damaged MOUTH when staying accurate in spending homage to the roots of Hawai’i,” the web site reads.
The United States has a population of above 1.8 million men and women of Korean descent, in accordance to the 2010 census, with 326,000 living in the Los Angeles metro area, the Pew Research Center uncovered.
Yelp, which supplies crowdsourced testimonials about corporations, recognized dining places throughout the U.S. and Canada marked in the Korean group and then ranked the eateries working with a number of variables, such as the overall quantity and scores of assessments.
The list has traditional flavors, present day interpretations, avenue foods, fusion delicacies and a full large amount of mouthwatering eats, Yelp mentioned, adding, “No issue which way you have it, it’ll depart you declaring ‘Mashisoyo!’” (Tasty in Korean).