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Best Korean in Santa Clara (or in general South Bay/Peninsula)?

robertb | Aug 21, 200908:27 AM     18

What are some of your favorite, authentic Korean places around Santa Clara/South Bay/Peninsula area? I'm visiting family in LA right now, and am spoiled by the Korean food here, which got me thinking.

One place that I always go to is Choi's in Santa Clara (on El Camino near Lawrence expy). In Korean, the sign says "Chae Ga Nae" (Not sure why Choi is the transliteration.) I live in Palo Alto, but its worth the drive. No BBQ tables here. It's very homey with really authentic cuisine. Very mom and pop. The ssam-bap (DIY lettuce wraps)and haemul pa-jun (crispy seafood and scallion pancake) are excellent here, as is the "galbi woo-guh-ji tang"- a rich brothy stew of short ribs slowly cooked with turnip greens and dwaenjang (think Korean miso, but richer and not sweet). This last one keeps me coming back time and time again!

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