Koreatown: Bossam Lettuce Wraps at Jun Won
Jun Won has been on my radar for years and I finally made it in the other night. They’ve been getting a lot of buzz and renewed interest lately so expect a bit of a wait. Jun Won is known for bossam, a hearty and meaty Korean dish. You can create your own “lettuce wraps” by layering pork, pickled vegetals and cabbage garnished with raw jalepeno and garlic. Don’t go on a date after you eat this.
I found the pickled kimchi radish to be super spicy. And for those who want to go Korean surf and turf style, you can order bossam with oysters.
While I love banchan, I would perhaps save some room for a kimchi pancake. Jun Won has a magnificent one that’s very fluffy and full of tender seafood.
Here’s how I put together my bossam. You get a couple of dipping sauces as well though I found it fairly flavorful. I will have to say I should have dipped the meat first because dipping everything could cause your wrap to fall apart. All in all, it’s a fun experience and you should grab three of your pork loving friends to try it.
Jun Won414 S Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020 — (213) 383-8855 © The Minty 2017