Saturday July 20, 2013 / 2:00pmEthnic Neighborhoods Food & Culture Tour
How was your experience?
Let me tell you, I am a L.A. tour addict and kind of a foodie, and I think this was one of the best tours I have been on! Summer was our tour guide and she was SO knowledgeable about the areas we visited! The food was fantastic and easily enough for MORE than a meal! We first went Pico Korean BBQ, which had the best Korean ribs I had ever had, and barley tea, a first for me. Probably the name isn't quite right because it was in Korean on the chopstick wrapper! We visited Koreatown, Little Armenia and Thai Town. We went to Sasoun Bakery, which is a savory Armenian bakery, Panos Pastry, which is a sweet Armenian bakery (yum -- best baklava I've had), Spicy BBQ restaurant (delicious Thai noodles) and Carousel, an Armenian restaurant that served a whole meal! In Koreatown, we went to a shopping mall. The whole first floor was a grocery store -- it was like a Korean Costco -- samples everywhere, and we tried to taste them all. The servers were very kind and generous, and encouraged us to taste everything. I particularly liked the little fish-shaped pancakes filled with custard or red bean paste and the cocohodo, which is apparently a well-liked Korean pastry in the shape of a walnut. The thing about Summer, she seemed like she was doing this all so casually and leisurely, yet everything was always ready when we got to the place, and we finished the tour exactly on time. She chatted with all of us, yet she must have been texting them or something to have it come off so well. I definitely will do more Urban Adventure tours -- I didn't know they were international! Thanks, Summer, for a great day!