i used to live down the street from K town in LA and one of my favorite places to go to was BCD on wilshire boulevard. it is actually a chain but the quality is great as is the price. one of my favorite meals was a combo of soondubu (tofu soup in a stone pot) and some grilled kalbi (ribs) or bulgogi (beef).
recently, i was at a friend’s house and she made me soondubu for dinner. but before i could shower her with accolades, she told me about these soondubu starter kits by BCD! so, of course, i had to check it out! my friend bought hers at a local japanese market but i found mine at my local korean market. i have yet to see them at ranch 99.
i bought medium spicy, which ended up not being that bad (this is coming from someone who traveled through korea with a note stating “i don’t eat spicy” which i showed to every waitress/food place we encountered!). it ended up filling up a pot bigger than expected and so i got to enjoy this for several meals! not as good as the real thing, but good enough to fix my craving for soondubu!