While on vacation in Los Angeles, we tag along my brother who had to visit the Philippine Consulate located at Nara Bank Building along Wilshire Blvd. Since we didn’t want to wait inside the Consulate, my son and I took the time to take a leisurely walk.
In downtown L.A. is the Koreatown. Along Wilshire Blvd, there are business establishments owned by Koreans. My son got excited seeing all the Korean sign boards. When we passed by a Korean restaurant on the corner of Wilshire and Manhattan Place, he asked if we could have kimbap. It was pretty expensive at 6.00 USD per serving. At least, they didn’t add anymore tax. The lady manning the restaurant was nice and she spoke to my son in Korean. Beside that Korean restaurant is a branch of “Bbang Gum Teo”, a Korean bakeshop brand.
When my brother was done with his “business” at the Philippine Consulate, we went to Universal Studios. On the way, we saw a “Kyochon” car and I suddenly missed Korean chicken. My husband and I would always order the garlic chicken from “Kyochon”. It’s one of our favorites.
If I were alone, I would have explored Koreatown more. I would have gone to Irolo St., where my aunt used to live. I thought the Koreatown in L.A. is pretty big. There are Korean banks, schools and restaurants. The next time I visit Los Angeles, I’d definitely go visit Koreatown and explore it more.