Jonathan Gold Reviews Mapo Galbi in Koreatown

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Mapo Galbi, a “dak galbi” specialist in Koreatown. He says you can order beef or pork belly, but you are there for the chicken dak galbi, a spicy Korean stir-fried chicken.

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Photo: Amy Scattergood, LA Times


Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Mapo Galbi, a “dak galbi” specialist in Koreatown. He says you can order beef or pork belly, but you are there for the chicken dak galbi, a spicy Korean stir-fried chicken.

What to order: Dak galbi

Where is it? 3090 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 487-2274

Pro Tip: Don’t stir.

For more on Mapo Galbi, read Jonathan’s LA Times review.