Day 61: Five Meals Today

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I’m stuffed. Breakfast at the InterContinental Hotel where we are staying, Korean-Mexican fusion at Vatos Urban Tacos in Itaewon, Korean BBQ nearby (pictured above), snacks & afternoon tea with Sam Hwa Ryung hidden in a back alley of Jongno-Gu, and a full traditional spread at a place called Jirisan. All incredible and life changing. I’ve only been in Seoul 28 hours and I am already infatuated. Where have you been all my life, Korea?

Gluttony

Jeonju bibimbap

The only redeeming quality of Los Angeles for me is the food. To commemorate great friend & culinary buddy Allison Walsh’s escape from Los Angeles, we embarked on a dining campaign this weekend to hit as many local favorites as possible before she moves to Washington DC. In 36 hours, we experienced swanky fusion street food, pub-style dessert, home-style Korean, Middle Eastern ice cream, and a Chinese Dim Sum breakfast. Below is a list of our samplings:
 
Alibi Room (Kogi BBQ)


Stout (Hollywood Burgers and Beer)


Western Doma Noodle (Korean)


Mashti Malone (Exotic Ice Cream)


Elite Chinese Restaurant