KCRW's Good Food on the Road

KCRW's Good Food on the Road


KCRWs Good Food host Evan talks with LA Weeklys Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold about places you may not have tried yet, but ought to.More from KCRW's Good Food on the Road »

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Bulgogi, Gangnam-style, at Gwang Yang

Ask Koreans and Korean-Americans where to find the best bulgogi in town and they'll probably tell you, "My mom's version is the best." At Gwang Yang, the recipe for preparing the marinade and the meat has been carefully guarded for three generations.


The next time you've got business in Hollywood, do it over Martini mussels, gochujang beef tartare and popcorn ice cream at Paley.


If you're on the hunt for cuisine Provençal and a menu that epitomizes the essence of summer, motor over to Spring in downtown LA.

Ham Ji Park

At Ham Ji Park in Koreatown, Jonathan Gold says the pork neck chowder, or gamjatang, and grilled pork spare ribs will cure all that ails you.

Button Mash

Jonathan Gold scores tofu balls, tokens and craft beer at Button Mash.


No stranger to Sichuan cuisine, Jonathan Gold adds another restaurant to the list: Meizhou Dongpo in the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia.


"The idea is, as far as I can tell, blinged-out Korean BBQ." That's the word on the street from Jonathan Gold about Hanjip, the Culver City restaurant from chef Chris Oh and restaurant owner Stephane Bombet.

Japanese tonkatsu at Kagura

I know we've been talking a lot about pork chops on the show lately, but here's another chop to try, this time of the Viennese-Japanese persuasion.

Salt's Cure

Sure Sotto and Chi'Spacca have their own great pork chops, but Jonathan Gold and our very own Evan Kleiman agree it is Salt's Cure that has — hands down — the best in town.


This week, our favorite food critic is eating at Simbal, a Vietnamese izakaya in Little Tokyo.

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