Dating ktown

Seek out artisan producers like the folks at Kaesung Market (1010 S. Andrews Place) where owners have been making kimchi for 35 years.

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Cooked over an open grill and wrapped with marinated onions and sesame seed leaves, the charred bites are best washed down with a side of .

The Seoul import does traditional shave ice served simply: Sweet adzuki beans, mochi and condensed milk top the house OG snow bowl ($8).

It's hard to even begin to list favorites -- every Angeleno has a Koreatown hole in the wall they want to rave to you about.

Koreatown is home to more than just Korean -- for instance, Guelaguetza, one of the city's best Mexican restaurants, lives in the heart of Koreatown.

It was my third week as a resident of Los Angeles, and I could no longer claim the pure shock of moving to a city so sprawling, so overwhelming, as the reason I had yet to explore its most interesting neighborhoods.

But I had to answer "no." In a city as vast as Los Angeles, California, Koreatown seemed especially impenetrable, a huge warren of restaurants, markets, strip malls and residences.

As much as I knew that it held a treasure trove of food, culture and nightlife, I was intimidated to even get started.

Now, almost a year later, Koreatown is one of my favorite things about living in Los Angeles.

Korean spas generally have Korean cafes within, and many of those serve really great food, making them perfect all-day immersions.

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