Honey Pig Korean BBQ Koreatown Los Angeles CA
3400 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Last month my brother in law took us out to one of his favorite Korean BBQ’s in LA called Honey Pig. That’s a pretty tall statement given that Koreatown is the largest Korean neighborhood outside of Korea but soon we all found out pretty quickly why Honey Pig is pretty amazing. When you arrive you first notice the unusually shaped BBQ grills at each table at Honey Pig – they have domes instead of flat surfaces.
Think of the concept of the Foreman Grill here and it all makes sense, except in this case it’s not about draining away the grease but using it to further cook and flavor the meal. Meat is placed on the top of the honey pit grill and the fatty oils drip down to the kim chi. Awesome!!!
My family actually celebrated Thanksgiving at Honey Pig this year and although it seems weird, we weren’t the only ones – it was pretty packed by the time we got started. When we all thought we had maxed out our Thanksgiving appetite after going through several plates of pork bellies (definitely need to order this cut of meat), the server came by with a plate of rice and lettuce and dumped it over the grill.
At this point we all started laughing because there was no way we could eat anything more, especially rice. But after leaving it on the grill to soak up the grease and get crispy, we gave it try and ended up eating it all!
Definitely check out Honey Pig in LA if you get the chance. Enjoy!