>짜장면 jjajang-myun and Korean style Chinese food at Young King, Koreatown, LA.
튀김만두. Everything fried is tasty and these were no exception. They were soo yummy. You don’t find fried pot-stickers often in Korean restaurants, but, again, this was Korean style Chinese food! They were divine.
소고기 탕수욱. This is the Korean version of sweet and sour pork. We got it with beef and apparently this place is known for doing this dish well. The batter was amazingly light had a nice, soft chew to it. While the batter was impressive, the sauce wasn’t very flavorful, which you really need to make the dish good! It was still nice though.
짜장면 / Jjajang-myun. This is a $2 dish in Korea, but it’s hard to find a really good bowl of it anywhere else! It was really good here though (another dish they are known for) with lots of freshly diced veggies. I can never finish a whole bowl though!
What I mean by Korean style Chinese is that this is Korean food that Koreans like to think is Chinese food, or food they are making Chinese style. It’s not really Chinese though. It’s funny because, in Korea, a lot of people don’t know what Chinese food really is. They don’t even know what Americanized Chinese food is, so they really believe this is Chinese food. It doesn’t help that when Koreans go on tours to China, they scout out Korean restaurants that serve them this! Haha. There are a few other dishes that are also Korean style Chinese, and are very good, but they are certainly not popular Chinese dishes. ;)