Koreatown: KBBQ at Hae Jang Chong

banchan at Hae jang Chong

banchan at Hae jang Chong

 

 

With our vibrant Koreatown, it can be sometimes challenging to find a favorite Korean BBQ place. I tend to bounce around, always looking for something new. When friends suggested Hae Jang Chong, I realized I hadn’t been there in a few years but remembered it fondly.

bring on the meat

bring on the meat

 

HJC is an all-you-can-eat BBQ joint. They have an extensive menu but we concentrated on getting meat and more meat first. After your grill is dirty, HJC servers will dump chopped up radish on your grill to clean off the excess bits and grease. It’s really neat and probably saves you some time so you can grill some more. Other places tend to change their grills out and this can eat into your grilling time as the new grill heats up again.

steamed egg

steamed egg

 

The selection of banchan (appetizer dishes) is wonderful. I always refill kimchi and HJC’s steamed egg was a treat as well. We didn’t bother too much with the rice paper wraps though I do love them. They tend to fill you up though so I ate almost all my meaty bites with salad or banchan.

marinated beef

marinated beef

 

The marinated meats were the best and we got several orders of the beef.

shrimp

shrimp

 

My table mates were full but I wanted one more little treat. Shrimp! Perhaps it’s a bit of work to take off the shells but it’s a fun change after pork and beef.

kimchi fried rice

kimchi fried rice

 

And if you’re still not full, you can ask for kimchi fried rice made right on the grill.

I do recommend getting there early as HJC fills out. Look for the piggy sign in the middle of the strip mall.

 

Hae Jang Chon Korean BBQ

3821 W 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90020  — (213) 389-8777
 
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