BCD Tofu House in Koreatown offers a takeout lunch or dinner of barbecued beef ribs marinated with ground ginseng root and served on sliced onions. It comes with a large carton of soon tofu, a bean curd soup that might include kimchi or mixed vegetables such as cauliflower, zucchini and carrots. Another container holds rice decorated with green peas; three smaller cartons contain different styles of kimchi. The Seoul-based BCD chain has several outlets in Los Angeles and one in Garden Grove.
\o7 Ginseng barbecued ribs, $10.50 on a lunch combination (two ribs); $12.95 on a dinner combination (three ribs) at BCD Tofu House, 698 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 386-8558, and other locations. The toll-free number is (888) 774-7774.