When available, intestines, however prepared, is a dish I'd order. I find its fatty, chewy texture somewhat bitter, unique substantial taste addictive. Lately, I've been frequenting Yangmani for my intestine fix. Yangmani seems to marinate and prepare it for grilling better than any other places I've tried. It's on Y's AYCE menu (less than $25); I've never gone beyond ordering intestines, beef brisket and pork belly although they also have an a la carte menu with more traditional offerings. The small and large intestines are quite exceptional, beef brisket is superior to other AYCEs not so the tripe and pork belly. The pan chan is not traditional but more like fusion style and includes a romaine salad with lovely tofu sesame dressing. I've tried intestines, Szechuanese, Taiwanese, Cantomese, Filipino, other Korean styles and I dote on them all but I have to say Yangmani's is the one I can recommend without reservations to adventurous foodies. The place is pretty zen with the tasteful shiny stainless steel and dark wood decor one associates with more upscale restaurants. Service is good, alcohol available and the owner very good looking and personable. It is a little more expensive than my previous AYCE favorite (Road to Seoul) but well worth the additional $5 and the taste is better than that a la carte place on 6th Street that supposedly specializes in intestines. Unlike Soot Bul Jeep, it does not get smoky, so it's safe for a date night :-) Easy street or valet parking. Dinner only.
I'd appreciate any restaurant recommendations from y'all for intestine dishes as it's usually overlooked. It does not have to be as "insane" as Bing Sheng's (Guangzhou) raw sashimi pig's stomach. Thanks.
2526 W. Olympic Blvd (between Vermont and Hoover)
Los Angeles, CA 90006
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