Restaurant: Lee’s Noodles
Location: 401 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020. (213) 351-9963
Date: November 2, 2016
Cuisine: Chinese Korean
Rating: Tasty little spot
Ah, Los Angeles is home to so many tasty Asian restaurants.
Lee’s Noodles is located in the heart of Korea Town, and while it says “Chinese Restaurant” on the sign, it’s really more Korean/Chinese or Chinese/Korean. Does this make it Yanbian? (the prefecture in China between North Korea and China). I’m not sure. Or maybe it’s just the kind of food made by Chinese in Korea. Either way, let’s move on to the food.
The inside is recent, but not exactly elaborately decorated.
And like any Korean place it comes with banchan.
Cabbage with Russian dressing. Communist influence? Just kidding.
Some fairly lame kimchee and much better yellow pickled daikon radish.
Signature Dok Dok chicken. Drumsticks with “spicy glaze.” The glaze turned out to pretty much mean honey dipped fried chicken. Absolutely delicious. Very sticky too. Hot and fresh.
Steamed dumplings with meat and kimchee. Nice light steamed potstickers. Delicate flavor.
Spicy Seafood Soup Noodles. A giant bowl of seafood and noodles drowned in the Korean “red sauce” (aka siracha-like sauce). We got it mild and it still had a bit of kick.
Pan-fried glass noodles w/ pork over rice. This turned out, along with the chicken, to be a standout. Nice woody flavor from the mushroom. A little bit sweet. Delicious.
Overall this was a super reasonable ($40 total) and extremely tasty little meal. I’ll certainly pop by again on one of my many K-Town lunches.