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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Beverly Soon Tofu – Los Angeles, CA

Beverly Soon Tofu is the gold standard when it comes to soon tofu in Los Angeles, with over twenty years in operation and claiming to be the first to bring the dish to the city. Situated in the bottom corner of a two-story strip mall, it stands out among all of the other businesses with its red awning and crowds of hungry customers waiting for one of the wooden tables inside to open up.
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