Culver City: The Soju Watermelon at Hanjip

soju watermelon

soju watermelon

 

I recently went back to Hanjip for Korean BBQ dinner and saw they had introduced a new drink to go with the grill action. Get the soju watermelon with pop rocks for a really great time. And the bonus is you can eat the watermelon after your meal!

 

all the banchan

all the banchan

 

When I first went to Hanjip, I thought the banchan (endless side dishes) were good but was wowed they added even more side dishes. I particularly loved the cubed daikon and pickled perilla leaves which were great wrapped around the various cuts of meat.

 

seafood pancake

seafood pancake

 

We got the seafood pancake to start. Unlike a lot of pajeon (pancake) I’ve had in the past, this one was light and fluffy with generous pieces of shrimp. I also liked the dipping sauce as well. If you manage to take home some like I did, the restaurant had a great suggestion of frying an egg to go with for breakfast.

pork combo

pork combo

 

We decided to get the pork combo which includes both un-marinated and marinated pork belly as well as pork shoulder.

soybean soup

soybean soup

 

We also got our choice of soybean or kimchi soup. I always get soybean because I love fermented soybean (doenjang).

grilling our pork belly and shoulder

grilling our pork belly and shoulder

 

I may be closer to Koreatown but I don’t mind jetting over to Culver City for a great KBBQ meal set among the trendy space with eye-catching black and white murals. And I really can’t wait for the downtown Los Angeles location to open.

Hanjip

3829 Main St., Culver City, CA 90232  —  (323) 720-8804
 
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