The Marinated Meat
of Koreatown

This has nothing to do with filmmaking, but I have a tip for my carnivorous friends in Los Angeles. A little change of pace for your BBQ grill.

This is something I was turned on to a couple years ago. And anytime we’re invited to a BBQ, my wife and I try to pick some of this stuff up. It’s always a hit. Last time, we brought two pounds of marinated rib-eye and it was gone in a few minutes.


There is a supermarket in Koreatown called Assi Super at 3525 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005 that has a case of amazing marinated chicken, beef, short ribs, and pork in the back of the store. Sells for $3 to $5 per pound.

Do yourself a favor this summer, pick up a variety (the marinated rib-eye is my favorite) and throw it on the grill next weekend. You won’t know what hit you.

How about you? Got any gems around town you care to share?

  • I’m a huge fan of the tri-tip (already cooked) from Handy’s Meat Market in Burbank

  • It’s not take-out but you gotta try Pailsaik BBQ. Easily some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. If I lived in LA, I’d go there all the time.