The best lunch deal in Los Angeles? Kobawoo’s Bosam and Miso Stew.
Lunch date today with Jacy at Kobawoo House in Koreatown!
There was a long line outside, just like when I ate pho next door with Kate the other night
No wonder “Kobawoo” sounded so familiar! I was surprised when I pulled into the same crowded lot. Read about their weekday specials on Midtown Lunch, and had my heart set on one thing:
I already knew there was going to be an obscene amount of food, so we decided to share the Bosam and Miso Stew. First comes banchan!
Cucumbers, daikon/seaweed, eggs, and kimchee. We wound up eating two full orders of these complimentary side dishes – they kept bringing them out! Didn’t even have to press this mysterious waiter bell (which I’m convinced doesn’t really go anywhere)
Here’s Jacy, ready for the feast.
Prepare the hands, cause you’re going to be touching your food.
Take a vessel (we started with daikon) and fill…
…soft and buttery pork belly…
…fermented shrimp, daikon, and jalapeno…
Repeat, many many many more times, with pickled napa cabbage.
Along with the bosam came a sizzling soybean paste stew, filled with tofu, zucchini, shrooms, and scallions.
I ate half of that with my rice…
…and when that was done I polished off the rest of the bowl with the second round of banchan.
We dominated that lunch special.
Split amongst 2 – this may be the best bang for the buck I’ve ever had!!!
Can’t believe that was just ONE meal! Don’t believe I could’ve handled another dish on my own. So many more things I want to try – I’ll be back again, but probably closer to 2pm to avoid the lunch rush. By the time we left, both the restaurant and lot were much emptier. But man, we were full.