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Funk as a Flavour: Pig Intestine at South Castle Korean Restaurant (North Van)

Quick little post about a weekend lunch. No big revelations, just good funky Korean food with guts!

We had actually wanted to try out VanSoba but we got there at 12:50pm and they were already sold out of their handmade soba in little over an hour!! Their posted hours are 11:30am – 4:00pm, so that was a bit of a disappointment. 🙁 Ah well, next time. (See Kinome review for a taste of handmade soba.)

We googled for something else to eat and came up with South Castle Korean Restaurant on 2nd St. near Lonsdale Ave. in North Vancouver. We’ve actually been to the South Castle location in Coquitlam way back in 2012. Turns out this North Van location is the “original” and that they licensed the name for the independently-owned Coquitlam location. Menus are slightly different between these two locations, but both locations sell Korean sausage that is actually stuffed intestine. Food with guts!

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All-You-Can-Eat Korean Fried Chicken Wings at Damso on Bute

Damso Modern Korean Cuisine on Bute near Robson started this “All-You-Can-Eat Korean Fried Chicken Wings Happy Hour Special” back in mid-July but I only noticed the sign for it this week. I took on the challenge… Last time I was here, I had some so-so Korean-style ramen and haven’t been back since. But it’s so close to my work and I think I can eat $11 worth of wings in one sitting! So I winged it.

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LA Day 8 – A Brunch Surprise, A Tale of Two Breweries, and A Taste of Koreatown

Heading towards the tail end of our trip. A couple of these places just sort of fell into place in our schedule and it was really rewarding to be able to fit some of these places in our visit, in particular Elysian and Smog City.

  • Elysian Food + Bar (Glendale)
  • Phantom Carriage (Carson)
  • Smog City (Torrance)
  • Hwal Uh Kwang Jang (Koreatown)

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Sampling the Sprawl in Los Angeles – April 2015

It was a massive 10-day vacation in Los Angeles around Easter long weekend where we visited ~32 food/beer places. We brought Wicca’s mom there for the annual Qingming Festival (Ching Ming aka Tomb-Sweeping Day) because Wicca’s maternal grandparents are interred in one of the Chinese cemeteries there. We also did a whole lot on our own, so let’s jump into it!

I’ve split this trip report into sections this time (click on the days to view the post). I’ve added stars (*) to places that I felt were the best experiences of the trip:

Day 1:

  • Summer Rolls Nem Nuong (Rosemead)
  • In-n-Out Burger (Rosemead)
  • Stone Company Store (Pasadena)
  • Congregation Ale House (Pasadena)*

Day 2:

  • Yung Ho (Taiwanese Breakfast in San Gabriel)
  • Bhan Kanom Thai (Thai desserts in Thaitown)
  • Father’s Office (Santa Monica)*

Day 3:

  • Golden Road Brewing (Glendale)*
  • Night + Market Song (Silverlake)

Day 4:

  • Quan Ngon Nha Trang (San Gabriel)
  • Fugetsu-do Sweet Shop (Little Tokyo)
  • Far Bar (Little Tokyo)
  • Angel City Brewery (Little Tokyo/DTLA)
  • Wurstkuche (Little Tokyo/DTLA)*
  • Pie Hole (Little Tokyo/DTLA)*
  • Pizzanista (Arts District)

Day 5:

  • Highland Park Brewery / The Hermosillo (Highland Park)*
  • Ruen Pair (Thaitown)*

Day 6:

  • Philippe The Original (Chinatown)
  • Buu Dien Banh Mi (Chinatown)
  • The Bruery (Placentia)*
  • Garden Cafe (Alhambra)

Day 7:

  • Ocean Star Restaurant (Monterey Park)
  • Qingming Festival (aka Ching Ming)
  • Saigon Flavor (San Gabriel)
  • George’s Liquor (San Gabriel)
  • Boba Ave 8090 (San Gabriel)

Day 8

  • Elysian Food + Bar (Glendale)*
  • Phantom Carriage (Carson)
  • Smog City (Torrance)*
  • Hwal Uh Kwang Jang (Koreatown)

Day 9

  • Brodard Chateau (Little Saigon)
  • Thach Che Hien Khanh (Little Saigon)
  • Asian Garden Mall (Little Saigon)*

Day 9/10

  • Beer Belly (Koreatown)*
  • Banh Cuon Hai Nam Saigon (San Gabriel)

If you read from the beginning, it sort of tells a story. But enjoy in any order you want!

Serendipity in San Francisco – June 2013

Our food & beer adventures in SF! There’s so much to do there, we’ll have to go back soon! This trip was all about having too much on our list to do, but being relaxed and open-minded enough to just let things happen and take chances when they come up! Continue reading Serendipity in San Francisco – June 2013