Restaurant: Mister Bossam
Location: 338 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020. (213) 388-5379
Date: January 26, 2020
Cuisine: Korean Ribs
Rating: Awesome, but heart burn central
On a chilly, quiet Sunday night — where in the best of worlds we should have had a Chinese dinner going — Yarom and I met up for a small Korean dinner.
Yarom saw this sign and we couldn’t resist trying it out.
The interior is very small and casual.
The menu is pretty specific with just a couple variants on two main themes (bossam and cheesy ribs).
pickled spicy raddish or turnip.
macaroni salad — our least favorite.
fish cakes — I ate 3 bowls of this one, love the chewy texture.
Sauces. A spicy one left and a sweet one right.
green onion + garlic bossam and sliced pigs feet — the luke warm pork (bossam) was much better than the feet.
Bossam is a pork dish in Korean cuisine. It usually consists of belly pork that is boiled in spices and thinly sliced. The meat is served with side dishes such as spicy radish salad, sliced raw garlic, ssamjang, saeu-jeot, kimchi, and ssam vegetables such as lettuce, kkaennip, and inner leaves of a napa cabbage.
Cheesy spicy pork ribs with cheesy eggs, corn, and hot dogs.
The cheese melts and they cut up and stir up the ribs. This part is scrumptious and very rich. At first it’s a little weird eating a Korean flavored spicy pork rib covered in cheese, but it tastes amazing. We ordered medium spice and it was actually very spicy with a long chili oil type heat. Gave me some heartburn. Cheesy eggs and hot dogs were good too.
Overall, this is a small place with a small menu. The bossam was I suspect good for bossam, but it’s not my favorite dish ever. The cheesy ribs were pretty awesome. Not a place you’d come all the time, but really interesting and tasty to try.