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Belly Bombz

Today, the Belly Bombz (11824 Artesia Blvd., Artesia, 90701) truck will take its cooking into a brick and mortar spoy. After two years on the road, chef/owner Albert Shim (Catal), and partner Youngho Yoo (Kogi) decided to take their Korean-styled chicken wings to a restaurant spot. You can get their full truck menu, which includes bone-in or boneless wings in flavors like sweet and savory, Soy Caramel; sweet and spicy, Firecracker; Mom’s Recipe, that’s sweet and tangy with a hint if sesame; Sriracha Lime; Spicy Garlic Parmesan; and Bomb...

The Bun Shop

The Bun Shop (151 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles, 90004), a new restaurant focused on bao buns in K-Town by Brian Yeun and chef/partner James Seok. The Bun Shop is the post and beam of The Bun Truck and they are serving up buns filled with beef, spicy pig, pork bbq, katsu (crispy chicken), spam, temp veg and tomanko (panko fried tomato, cucumber, citrus slaw, and ranch) all under $10. There’s also sides like fries, sweet potato fries, citrus edamame, ba’corn cheese (bacon, corn,...

Osek

Osek (67 N Raymond Ave., Pasadena, 91103), a new Korean restaurant in Old Pasadena, opened last Friday. Osek means “five colors” in Korean and refers to a balanced cuisine that uses various ingredients for a healthy balance. Dishes include braised beef ribs, seafood and green onion pancakes, spicy beef stews served in earthenware bowls, bibimbap, galbi, bulgogi, and soontofu. Open Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 am-10 pm and until 11 pm on the weekend....

Seoul Sausage Company

Seoul Sausage Company (11313 Mississippi Ave., Los Angeles, 90025; 310.477.7739) is bringing their food truck favorites to Little Osaka this Saturday. The Great Food Truck stars are creating their small brick-and-mortar spot with a couple tables and a wooden bar attached to the open kitchen for diners to stand and eat. You can’t miss the city-scaped wall mural “Make Sausages, Not War” by local artist John Park. As for food, Korean barbecue flavors packed into fresh sausages sums it up. Like, flavors including...

Bibigo hits Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills welcomes Bibigo (225 S Beverly; Beverly Hills; 310.275.0011), a casual, cafeteria-esqu spot serving up create your own Korean meals. Decorated with grates, art and blonde wood beam ceilings, they have a menu with a series of dishes where your-pick protein (BBQ beef, teriyaki chicken, grilled spicy pork, shrimp, err, tofu), rice and sauce (kohot, ssam, sesame, citrus soy). They also have their creations, like the vegetable Bibigo rice, a traditional bibimbap, and a bib with the rice & veggies grilled up on a...