WHY Paradise for Korean food-lovers and cooks, right in the middle of a glitzy shopping mall. While you’re in the mall, check out Ho Won Dang, which sells special-occasion cookies. Try the tiny yellow cookies (their color comes from pine tree pollen) and the crisp, fried cookies coated with crushed pine nuts.
WHAT It’s worth a trip to Koreatown just to shop in this vast supermarket, which stocks everything to prepare a Korean meal and is often bustling with demonstrations and tastings of dumplings, meatballs or fried noodles. The produce section is lush with greens, soy sprouts, a half-dozen types of Asian mushrooms, lipstick peppers and fat Korean zucchini. There’s also a large section devoted to
Region: Central City
Features: Essentially L.A., Value
Cuisine Type: Asian, Korean