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Do the secret garden food vendors at Buffet Land actually exist?

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Do the secret garden food vendors at Buffet Land actually exist?

Dylan Yolles | Jul 4, 2002 07:12 PM

I know the title sounds somewhat drug induced. Let me explain. A year or two ago the LA Times ran a story about LA Korean foods, in which it said the following:

"   Barring a flight to Korea, few places can give you the feeling you've left the country better than the Secret Garden at Buffet Land. The exterior of this huge restaurant looks vaguely like a hotel. Pass through the reception area and a huge room with a vast Korean and semi-Western buffet and you come to the garden. There, as is the custom in many Korean parks, where vendors sell all sorts of anju from carts, you see men grilling on charcoal hibachi-style grills, people cutting fish or serving beer or kimchi. In one tented area, people are huddled around tabletop grills. The menu is in Korean, and it's worth the adventure to ask for a translation." -- From the LA Times

When I went there, I found the "semi-Western buffet" (which was terrible), but there was no evidence of the anju carts. No one at the restaurant could understand what I was talking about. Does anyone know?

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