San Francisco Restaurants: YakiniQ

San Francisco Restaurants: YakiniQ

I’ll admit, despite how it looks or tastes, it’s pretty hard to mess up Korean BBQ. Let’s call it Korean grilled meat, to be more accurate. The Korean meat marinade is not that difficult to make, either. The real art is in the type of meat and its...
Tov Tofu, Santa Rosa

Tov Tofu, Santa Rosa

Tov Tofu in Santa Rosa opened in late 2010 and is the latest Korean restaurant to open in Sonoma County, a winegrowing region about an hour north of San Francisco. Bear Korean in Cotati opened several years ago, followed by the now shuttered Nha Bee in Santa Rosa and...
Review: New Garden Restaurant, Los Angeles area

Review: New Garden Restaurant, Los Angeles area

Written by Taeyang Yoon Rowland Heights restaurant known for jajangmyeon Continuing our journey down the ‘Korean’ section of Colima Road in Rowland Heights, we stop at one of my favorite places. I have been coming here on a fairly regular basis for a few...

Zazang Korean Noodle, San Francisco

I found this little Korean noodle shop in San Francisco within walking distance of the University of California at San Francisco’s medical offices and a Kaiser Permanente hospital. This section of Geary Boulevard is a busy boulevard with little parking. The...
Honey Cuisine Sushi & BBQ, Rohnert Park, Calif.

Honey Cuisine Sushi & BBQ, Rohnert Park, Calif.

Honey Cuisine Sushi and BBQ is just a stone’s throw from Sonoma State University. Since the restaurant opened May 2008, its patron mix has been 50-50 college students and locals, according to restaurant owner Hyun Kim. Most of the diners on the two nights I...

Korea House, Santa Clara, California

After a five-month stay in Southern California, I returned to the San Francisco Bay Area. I began to miss good Korean food following a few evenings in various Japanese restaurants. Jonesing for home-style 조선 Joseon food, my date and I stopped at Korea House restaurant...