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Shabu Shabu, Tofu & Noodles, Palsaik's Name Change

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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Welcome to The K-Town Report, a regular feature that explores the action-packed Koreatown scene, where restaurants live and die by word of mouth. Here now, some of the latest openings and closures around town, with locations pinpointed by intersection.
Photo by Matthew Kang

6TH AND WESTERN— Bok Ga is a new shabu-shabu joint that opened earlier this month in the constant turnover land of this bustling intersection. This Korean-style "swish" meat place starts with a miso broth, then builds the meal with a variety of vegetables. Another variant is that they grill off some of the meat before the broth swirl. 545 S. Western Avenue.

9TH AND WESTERN— Palsaik has been re-named to Eight Korean BBQ, which is a very close literal translation. Palsaik just refers to eight colors of pork belly that are featured. The name change could also be a result of pressure from copyright infringement. Eight Korean BBQ's overall concept and menu have remained. 863 S Western Ave.

8TH AND BERENDO— A new family-style noodle spot called Tofu & Noodles opened last week serving things like spicy kalgooksoo (knife cut noodles), tofu duruchigi (pork stir-fry), and more. It's all home-style, traditional stuff that a Korean grandma would make, open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 3068 W 8th St.
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Bok Ga

545 S Western Los Angeles, CA 90020