Ham Ji Park

Come here for a group for some gooood authentic Korean food because this place’s portions are HUGE.


Pork Spare Ribs

Gamja Tang

Gamja Tang (Pork Neck Stew)

Ham Ji Park
3407 W 6th St.
Ste 101C
Los Angeles, CA 90020

Beer Belly

Finally got to try something from this place while at Coachella! I present to you.. (*cue drumroll) PORK BELLY CHIPS.

Pork Belly Chips

Pork Belly Chips w/ Tabasco Aioli

AKA DEEP FRIED PORK BELLY!! Fattening, yes, but pretty darn good. (more…)


Being in Santa Barbara is depressing sometimes because there is no. good. Asian food. anywhere. The restaurants that dooo exist are unfortunately not authentic (*sob). I’m sitting here on my chair literally counting down the days until spring break, when I can go home and eat legit Asian food again – like at Doori!



Although Korean restaurants often offer a lot of banchan (side dishes), Doori only gives four: 3 types of kimchi and either bean sprouts or fishcake. I believe this is because they like to keep things simple and have the kimchi act as a refreshing contrast to their soups, their specialty. (more…)


Patbingsoo is a popular dessert eaten in Korea during the summer. Although the weather’s cold now since fall is here, I love to have it anytime I want something refreshing throughout the year!

Red Bean Shaved Ice

Red Bean Shaved Ice

What started off as simply shaved ice and sweetened azuki beans (‘pat’), the dessert has evolved into a fancy dish that now includes various toppings such as:

  • ice cream
  • condensed milk
  • fresh fruit
  • nuts
  • cereal
  • rice cake

It’s like a luxurious snowcone, but in a bowl (which makes it even better because there’s no need to worry about anything melting and dripping anywhere)!


Manmi Bakery

Ever get a cream puff and find a lot of it filled with air, leaving you in disappointment?


That’s never the case with Manmi Bakery! Here, the cream puffs are literally perfect(more…)

Mo Ran Gak

Wow, today was hot. You know what would’ve been nice to have today?
A nice big bowl of naengmyun.

Bibim Naengmyun (Spicy Cold Noodles)

Bibim Naengmyun (Spicy Cold Noodles)

Mo Ran Gak’s food and service are top notch(more…)

Did You Know?

That Korea has a surplus of sweet potatoes?

You can find them everywhere!! Literally. Everywhere. And I love it ohhh man, do I love it. Even reading the word “sweet potato” on a menu makes me happy, so I was ecstatic to see it in so many places in Seoul!

To give you a look at what Korea has to offer:

Sweet Potato Cheesecake Danish

Sweet Potato Cheesecake Danish

Looking at pictures from my trip there a couple years ago makes me wanna go back so badly.. (more…)

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice

To be honest, I never follow recipes to the T except when baking. I like to use them as guidelines instead and adjust everything to my own taste as I cook. But here’s a recipe for kimchi fried rice! The measurements are rough, so feel free to do your own thing with the ingredients 🙂 (more…)