Address: 3470 West 6th Street Suite 9 and 10, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Since I went to school in Southern California for a bit, I have tried many of the good restaurants in Los Angeles. One of my personal favorite restaurants in LA is in K-Town, and it’s called Hangari Kalguksu. It is located right next to the super popular Sun Nong Dan (which is also good).
Hangari Kalguksu has a wide variety of options, but my favorite dish to get there is the Chicken Galguksu. Basically, it is a Korean chicken noodle soup, but that description sells the dish way short. The dish comes with a half chicken in a chicken broth, and the chicken broth is both filling and flavorful. It also comes with noodles (similar to udon style) that go really well with the soup. It is hard to explain what makes the dish so tasty and good, but if you try it you will understand.
Hangari Kalguksu also has other soup dishes you can get as well though, including seafood, vegetarian, etc. They are also famous for their bossam, but I have never tried this dish (based on their other dishes, I would assume it would be good though!). Finally, they also have really good mandoo (or dumplings), so you can get a side order of those if you want as well.
The only problem with the restaurant is that it is hard to find parking around the area, although with the current situation I am sure the restaurant is only open for takeout. If you ever find yourself around the K-Town area, or if you are trying to get into Sun Nong Dan but the wait is too long, I would recommend giving Hangari Kalguksu a try!
Hangari Kalguksu Recommendation Rating: 4
This post has now been updated to reflect a new ratings system that I have implemented, which is scored as follows:
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!