Mirak – Los Angeles, CA

At Mirak, every table will have an electric burner on it with a pot of bubbling, orange-red soup strewn with greens and chunks of meat. Most of the predominantly male customers will be red in the face from the bottles of Soju that line their tables, and frequently step outside to smoke a cigarette. A pair of middle-aged Korean women traverse the tiny restaurant re-filling banchan and checking soup levels.
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