The K-Town Food Marathon

This food marathon was extraordinary for many reasons:
a. It was lead by Matt and Christine who not only told us where to eat, but what to eat and how to eat it.
b. Two of LA’s best food bloggers (Food GPS and Dig Lounge) rounded out the table with creative food commentary.
c. It was the first marathon where alcohol was involved- sorry Crown Royal, only beer this time.
d. As the other bloggers are gonna write intelligent exposés with vivid photographs I decided to do a pop quiz, so get your #2 pencils ready:

1. Which of these sweeping generalizations is NOT true:
a. The food marathon is actually a Korean concept (Koreans often eat at many establishments per night)
b. Koreans hate pork.
c. Valet in Koreatown rarely costs more than $2.
d. Portions in Koreatown are always twice as big as necessary, and half as expensive.

2. Bizzare Foods was filmed at which marathon stop:
a. Western Soondae
b. Hite Kwang-Jang
c. The Prince
d. Honey Pig

3. What pork product was NOT eaten on the marathon:
a. Belly of the pig that lives under the outhouse
b. Feet
c. Ears
d. Ribs

4. Boiled peanuts taste like:
a. Cardboard
b. Chicken
c. Garbanzo beans
d. Sweet potato

5. The best chicken wings in LA are from:
a. Kyochon
b. Hite Kwang Ja
c. BonChon
d. Furaibo

Highlight the following text for answers:
1. b. I might be Korean too, as I was in pork heaven.
2. a. Western Soondae
3. d. Ribs are so pedestrian.
4. c. however I actually like garbanzo beans.
5. Cannot be determined until the upcoming Chicken Wing Food Marathon.

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12 Responses to “The K-Town Food Marathon”

  1. mattatouille Says:

    1. Which of these sweeping generalizations is NOT true:
    a. The food marathon is actually a Korean concept (Koreans often eat at many establishments per night)
    b. Koreans hate pork.
    c. Valet in Koreatown rarely costs more than $2.
    d. Portions in Koreatown are always twice as big as necessary, and half as expensive.

    2. Bizzare Foods was filmed at which marathon stop:
    a. Western Soondae
    b. Hite Kwang Ja
    c. The Prince
    d. Honey Pig

    3. What pork product was NOT eaten on the marathon:
    a. Belly of the pig that lives under the outhouse
    b. Feet
    c. Ears
    d. Ribs

    4. The best chicken wings in LA are from:
    a. Kyochon
    b. Hite Kwang Ja
    c. BonChon
    d. Furaibo

  2. mattatouille Says:

    i cheated haha. nice one though, should be fun for readers.

  3. burumun Says:

    Okay … I can only answer #4!
    b. Hite Kwang Ja

    And only because I can tell from that photo since Matt and Christine took me there :P

  4. Matt Says:

    I am extremely lazy, I just got the photos downloaded off my camera. I was in a food coma for 4 days. I am craving pig that lives in its own shit.

  5. Matthew Says:

    correction matt, it doesn’t live in its OWN shit…think about it.
    just kidding man, they call these pigs by that name, but I think in actuality it just refers to a preferred quality of meat :)

  6. Anonymous Says:

    actually, they are called “dirt pigs” (hook dea jee), but the dirt is a euphemism for poo. And yes, they are known to eat their poo and others’ poo. If you go to cheju island where dirt pigs are popular, there are humorous sculptures of pigs eating human droppings. At any rate, the pork’s still good.

  7. john Says:

    Where is Hite Kwang Ja? I love korean fried chicken and would like to give this a shot!

    Thanks

  8. Anonymous Says:

    uh… no. it’s not “dirt pig,” it’s “black pig.” (‘hurk’ v. ‘huk’) Japanese call it kurobota. it’s the Berkshire pig.

  9. tonyc Says:

    annnd this Ktown crawl is famous!
    http://www.laweekly.com/2008-10-23/eat-drink/heated-discussion

    Hite Kwang Ja is on the NE corner of Wilshire/Western, across Yogurberry. Those wings taste like a crunchier/sweeter version of Hooters. bleh.

  10. mattatouille Says:

    great catch on this week’s LA Weekly, Neil! Gold had some good suggestions.

  11. Katlin Says:

    I love Korean BBQ. I’m not very big on quizzes, but nice job.

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