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December 16, 1990 | Kathie Jenkins \f7
Lots of spice and garlic; stock up on breath mints. Kong-Joo Restaurant, 3029 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 737-9487. Style: No question about it, this is the best place for spicy goat. Setting: Long and narrow and smokey. Recommended: Goat soup; BBQ goat; roasted covina. Cost per person: $6-$8. Lotte Buffet, 401 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 487-6960. Style: All you can eat, cafeteria style.
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April 27, 2014 | By Simon Mundy
  The plot of the South Korean television series "My Love From the Star" is farfetched, dealing with an alien who falls in love with a pop star. But the drama dominated a morning of debate for a Chinese Communist Party committee last month when delegates lamented the inability of homegrown offerings to match the show's runaway success in China. "The Korean drama craze … is resulting in a lack of confidence in our own culture," warned Xu Qinsong, a party official from Guangdong.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 1989 | BARBARA HANSEN, Let's Eat Out, the review of affordable restaurants that has been appearing in the Food Section, will now appear in Calendar on Fridays. and
When a Korean friend promised to take me to a restaurant with "original" Korean food, I hardly knew what to expect. Original in his vocabulary did not mean novel or creative but pure, untouched, unblemished--Korean food that had not been adjusted to American tastes. We wound up at Shin Mi in Koreatown consuming enormous meals of meat, seafood and vegetables in forms that I had not seen before.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2012 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
Robert Kim took his family to Wi Spa last Friday night so his wife could revisit the public bath culture she grew up with in Korea. Besides, his two sons, the older one anyway, love the children's playroom, equipped with video games, foosball and a slide. The Kims (the last name, he joked, of half the families in the cavernous jimjilbang ) ran into another father he knew from the Korean-English dual language school their kids attend in Porter Ranch. (More on the jimjilbang later.)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 1987 | CHARLES PERRY
Nearly 30 items on the Inchon Won menu are not even rendered in our alphabet. Aha, adventure! I pointed at a line of Korean letters. "This," I said forcefully. My waitress writhed in distress. Apologizing for her English, she at last said, "Only for Korean people." How dare she, I thought, and asked, "What is it?" "Fish dish. You know what is intestines?" Well, yes, I do. And I definitely will order that dish--someday, I fully assure you, when I'm quite ready.
MAGAZINE
January 17, 1993 | Ruth Reichl
I've never been to a Korean restaurant," said the first person I took to dinner at Woo Lae Oak. "I've never been to a Korean restaurant," said the second person I took to dinner at Woo Lae Oak. "I've never been to a Korean restaurant," said the third, the fourth and the fifth. In a city with about 500 Korean restaurants, this is surprising.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2012 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
Robert Kim took his family to Wi Spa last Friday night so his wife could revisit the public bath culture she grew up with in Korea. Besides, his two sons, the older one anyway, love the children's playroom, equipped with video games, foosball and a slide. The Kims (the last name, he joked, of half the families in the cavernous jimjilbang ) ran into another father he knew from the Korean-English dual language school their kids attend in Porter Ranch. (More on the jimjilbang later.)
FOOD
March 14, 2001
I have newfound respect for the patience and dedication it takes to make Korean food ('What Goes With Rice," March 7). I had only experienced this cuisine twice before and had no idea how to prepare the stuff. However, inspired by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee's article, I went shopping yesterday at the local Korean market, and supplemented our main dish with the bean sprouts, tofu and spinach panchan. Ms. Lee's recipes were clear and accurate. Still, it took an hour and a half of careful prepping and cooking to finally have dinner.
FOOD
December 22, 1985 | BARBARA HANSEN
The most apparent fact about Korean cookbooks in the United States is their scarcity. In Los Angeles, the proliferation of markets in Koreatown has made Korean ingredients far easier to find than information on what to do with them. The cookbooks occasionally found in Asian bookstores here are published overseas, not in the United States. That makes Koh's book worth noting, even though it is necessary to write the publisher to obtain a copy.
FOOD
August 1, 2001 | BARBARA HANSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The American cookbook publishing industry pays little attention to Korean food, a gap especially apparent in Los Angeles, where, despite the presence of a vibrant Koreatown, the cuisine remains as mystifying to non-Asians as it is intriguing. Barbecue is easy--all Asian markets sell bottled Korean barbecue marinade. But how does one prepare kimchi stew, cold buckwheat noodles with Asian pear, kalbi tang (short rib soup), ginseng chicken and so forth?
FOOD
September 16, 2010 | S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
A block from the Wiltern, giant ivory silk lanterns in crystalline geometric shapes and finished with a tassel hang from the double height ceilings. The floor stretching ahead is marble, the appointments are a mix of traditional and contemporary Korean elements, which is what the menu is too. Right now, the new Bann Restaurant & Lounge may be the splashiest place in Koreatown. Just inside the entrance, a bartender shakes up a Manhattan and then pours out soju for another guest.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2008 | Jessica Gelt, Times Staff Writer
TO HEAR Simon Shin talk, you'd think he opened his new Korean barbecue restaurant Shin in Hollywood just to keep his hungry pals happy. "I really want to have my friends eat good food," says the affable Shin, explaining how as a Korean kid growing up in Los Angeles he was lucky enough to fall in with a tightknit group of people, some of whom, such as actor Danny Masterson, ended up being successful in TV and film. (Shin's parents are in the restaurant business and own several popular Koreatown spots.
WORLD
June 2, 2007 | Mark Magnier, Times Staff Writer
The way Son Hye Suk sees it, having nuclear weapons means more than security for this Stalinist state. It means North Koreans will have more food on their plates. "Our nuclear weapons are a source of great pride in our country, and if anyone insults us now they won't survive," said Son, an ideologically vetted worker at the International Friendship Museum north of the capital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2001 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To any Korean worth his salt, life without kimchi--the spicy pickled vegetables that appear at every Korean meal--is unthinkable. "Like marriage without sex," says Tong S. Suhr, a Los Angeles attorney and Koreatown gourmet whose love affair with kimchi spans more than six decades. "You just have to have it." Kimchi, unique to the Korean peninsula, has been around for centuries.
FOOD
August 1, 2001 | BARBARA HANSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The American cookbook publishing industry pays little attention to Korean food, a gap especially apparent in Los Angeles, where, despite the presence of a vibrant Koreatown, the cuisine remains as mystifying to non-Asians as it is intriguing. Barbecue is easy--all Asian markets sell bottled Korean barbecue marinade. But how does one prepare kimchi stew, cold buckwheat noodles with Asian pear, kalbi tang (short rib soup), ginseng chicken and so forth?
NEWS
April 17, 2001 | From Reuters
Food shortages in chronically hungry North Korea are expected to worsen sharply this year after a meager 2000 harvest and a disastrous winter, a senior U.N. aid official said Monday. "We expect the year 2001 to be the most difficult since 1998," David Morton, the World Food Program's representative in North Korea, told a news conference in Beijing. The 2000 harvest fell 1.8 million tons short of the 4.8 million tons needed to sustain North Korea's 22 million people, he said.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2014 | By Simon Mundy
  The plot of the South Korean television series "My Love From the Star" is farfetched, dealing with an alien who falls in love with a pop star. But the drama dominated a morning of debate for a Chinese Communist Party committee last month when delegates lamented the inability of homegrown offerings to match the show's runaway success in China. "The Korean drama craze … is resulting in a lack of confidence in our own culture," warned Xu Qinsong, a party official from Guangdong.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1988 | GEORGE BUNDY SMITH, Times Staff Writer
After months of tension between some members of the Korean-American and Anglo communities in Garden Grove, several hundred people from both sides gathered Saturday to share lunch and discuss misunderstandings. About 100 Anglos joined several hundred Korean-Americans at a fellowship luncheon for senior citizens at the Dae Ha Meeting Center in Garden Grove.
MAGAZINE
April 1, 2001 | S. IRENE VIRBILA
Perched on a futuristic white vinyl bar stool at the latest entry on La Cienega's Restaurant Row, I watch the bartender fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice and a clear liquor, pour in sugar--a lot of sugar--squeeze in lime and shake. The waitress stamps her feet impatiently. I was waiting for my friends, so I'd ordered the house specialty known as Soju Caipirinha.
FOOD
March 14, 2001
I have newfound respect for the patience and dedication it takes to make Korean food ('What Goes With Rice," March 7). I had only experienced this cuisine twice before and had no idea how to prepare the stuff. However, inspired by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee's article, I went shopping yesterday at the local Korean market, and supplemented our main dish with the bean sprouts, tofu and spinach panchan. Ms. Lee's recipes were clear and accurate. Still, it took an hour and a half of careful prepping and cooking to finally have dinner.
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