Sunday, May 31, 2009

Flying Hotteok! (Koreatown)

Flying Hotteok!

Congratulate me. I just stumbled upon the least talked about Korean roach-coach in Los Angeles. I've seen this yellow truck in Koreatown before and have heard whispers about "that stand that sells really good Korean pancakes" for years, but I only put two and two together after trying a hotteok in South Korea just recently. The crispy/fluffy bread combined with a gooey, black sugar filling got me dreaming about hiring my own hotteok peddler to follow me around all day.


Flying Hotteok!

I found the truck in front of a shopping center (of sorts), on Western Ave, just north of Wilshire. There was no Kogi-line to deal with -- which was fine to me --but it also meant that the pan-fried hotteoks were probably sitting around for a bit.

These are a lot flatter than the ones I had in Pusan (see pic below) which were over an inch thick, but they were just as flavorful. The ones in the motherland were also only 50 cents each, whereas these were $1.50. Still, I'm not going to complain. I'm just happy I can get hotteoks, period. Otherwise I'd have to fly back again real soon just to get my fix.



















Flying Hotteok

808 S Western Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90005
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19 comments:

dandumont915 said...

You can also get a pretty flat version of these at a smaller, more beat up looking truck parked behind a grocery store at Western & 5th. There they're $1. And delicious. Open late too... =D

EatTravelEat said...

Such a nice looking truck :). Very attractive and nice text on it! The hotteok looks really yummy. It would be a good dessert.

Pirikara said...

OoOooooo Western and 5th eh? I'll look for them. thanks!

tastymealsathome said...

cool, we make these all the time at home. The packaged flour + filling can probably make 8-10 for about 2.99 hehe

cool site!

Rockinfigs said...

oh i gotta try one of those! im there!

Nanciful said...

Did you say crispy, hot, gooey and sweet? I'm so there!

SinoSoul said...

so much better than any k-taco truck for sure.

Anonymous said...

Yes! Haven't had this truck's (what a cute name), but Western and 5th...so good!

AmberEats said...

I will remember this next time I'm in L.A and be on the look out!

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