February 10, 2005 8

Manpuku Tokyo BBQ (Sawtelle)

By in 12: Sawtelle


Joan went to Korean town two days in a row having awesome Korean food but unfortunately I had the camera!!! 🙁 My mouth watered as I hear about them, I want Korean food too!! >O< But since I’m on the west side, I can only settle for Japanese kind.


Karubi Udon Set $7.75 and Ishiyaki Bibinpa $7.75 So hot, so warming, so satisfying! This place seem to be owned by a Japanese corporation who owned a couple other restaurants in Japan.

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8 Responses to “Manpuku Tokyo BBQ (Sawtelle)”

  1. tina says:

    it’s the perfect weather to have hot, fullfilling korean food!!! i recently watched a cooking show about korean food, and found out what a long history kochujan has!! made me appriciate korean food even more!! how are the side dishes? normal? i like it when they serve kimchee with raw oyester!

  2. Joan says:

    The Korean place I went is really good! We should go there as a group sometimes (since the food is good to share in family style). It’s called Kobawoo House, it’s on Vermont and 7th street. They’re famous for their pork wrap and seafood pancake, both are sooooo yummy. Other stuffs we tried are very yummy too (fish egg soup, and some noodle…sorry I’m totally clueless of their names in Korean ^^;;). The day before I had clam soup noodle and that was very yummy too.

  3. tina says:

    I specially like korean cold noodle (neinmein) on hot summer days too!! it’s so cooling and they put pear in the soup too!!! yeah, we should go to Kobawoo sometimes. i haven’t find a korean place that i really love yet, maybe this will be the one.

  4. Freda says:

    Yeah I like the pear cold noodle too~ I love korean food, even Korean-chinese food too!

    gosh I just had really gross chinese food on Chinese New year day. A group of us motion freelancers around the west side area meet up for lunch that day and we thought it should be a chinese restaurant. So we settle for this one we found that’s supposedly acclaimed. We smell trouble when we see all these white people in there…ARRRRRR it’s the worst, lamest kind of cheat-westerner American Chinese food. I mean, I’m all for *irony* (of having BAD trashily good American chinese food) but this is just way too bad for any ironic fun. I mean they can’t even make sweet and sour pork right: meat so unchewably hard and sauce so tasteless. I’m so traumatize that I probably won’t eat out for chinese food (except dim sum, noodle and mom’s cooking) for the next 3 months. XOOOOOOO

  5. seat says:

    Pear in soup sounds very chinese, though it is usually hot(temperature-wise) soup for winter – is the Korean cold pear soup spicy?

    Wahaha, poor Freda~~~I can totally understand how you feel~~~bad *westernized* chinese food is usually much more expensive than just bad chinese food, and since bad chinese food is usually ultra greasy which makes you feel like you have taken in unworthy calories which you could spend on 3 other better meals~~~~ ^^;;;;;

  6. Freda says:

    totally, and unhealthy too! I just dunno what those sweet and sour pork sauce are made of, it taste artificial, neither sweet nor sour, and in an odd pinkish orange color…eww….

  7. tina says:

    there is different kind of korean cold noodle soup, spicy and non-spicy kind. but korean believe to eat spicy food during summer heat will help you sweat more, thus, cool down your body temp. so you see them eating kimchee stone hot pot on hot summer day!