That stretch of Western where it’s hella Korean. No English signs on the outside. Always a good sign! 5-6 tables on the inside with a Auntie and Uncle doing some prep at a table. They speak very little English but every dish has a number. Soondae is the speciality! I love places like these.
Lol. No cash. Like someone said, hopefully Zelle or Venmo or I’m out of luck.
Ok, so we just went to Otafuku. . Everything is so expertly made. The prices feel expensive but the portions are huge. Grilled squid was so fresh and had amazing “snap.” Their sauces and dips are consistently excellent - flavorful and aromatic without being too salty. Both boys had the katsu and egg rice bowl. Huge portion. They said the katsu was the best they’ve ever had and so juicy. Wife had hot udon. Have you love the in house made noodles. My cold white soba hit the spot. It really was like a hybrid of udon and soba. The star though was the shrimp tempura add on. Two day shrimp and I’ll take their batter, frying technique and sauce over anyone in the South Bay, Carlos Tendon included. Next time we’re getting the eel tempura. In case you can’t tell, we’ll be back and thank you so much for the rec!
It pains me to say this but pretty confident I can issue the downhill alert for Full House Plus. The original owner departed under mysterious circumstances a couple months ago. Today we went and the soups were no longer as chock full of veggies and meats. Most importantly, the broth for the spicy seafood soup is thin/watery, lost all depth of flavor and I suspect has MSG now. For now, the actual noodles remain excellent but I’m afraid it’s a matter of time… Really sucks bc it’s one of my favorite places and I’m hoping it was just a bad day but I’m not optimistic.
Tacos el Goloso heard it might be good but a hard pass. Birria was ropey, no flavor, and kinda wet dry, wasn’t really a queso taco cheese was just melted not carmelized and crispy on tortilla and soup/ salsa were not flavorful