Hey, everyone. I'm fairly new to the Los Angeles area and will be having my first set of visitors in a little over a month... consisting of my mother, her husband, and an exchange student from Germany.
As you can guess, I'd like to take the German student to some place that may remind her of home. My mom lives in a very small town in Michigan and I know for a fact this poor girl probably hasn't had a dang thing that reminds her of home except for the Niederegger chocolates I managed to track down out here and send to Michigan for her.
It doesn't matter where it's at in the Los Angeles area, but if possible make it somewhere close to Koreatown (funny... I know) and I'd like it to be as authentic as we can manage. Other areas that I would also prefer over others would be Santa Monica, Universal City/Valley Village/Studio City, LAX area, or even downtown.
Budget considerations should be modest, I'm not looking for some fine-dining experience here... and I think that should keep it more authentic too. Ideally I'm probably looking at something less than $20 per person (and if that makes me cheap... then so be it). Again though... I'm open to options if I don't have many.
Any suggestions are welcome, however. I know y'all can help me out here, I've been lurking for a few days and am confident that someone on this board knows SOMETHING. I look forward to posting more with all of you and exploring the dining experiences our lovely city has.
And why did I just end that like a letter? I have no idea...