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Stanton -- the next Korean chow frontier?

Das Ubergeek | Jan 20, 200804:02 PM

In some Jewish synagogues are diagrams that show the symbolism of God, called "shviti", after the Hebrew phrase, "shviti haShem l'negdi tamid", "I set the Eternal always before me."

I thought of that today as I was driving my daughter around. As I headed south on Beach Boulevard out of Buena Park, I noticed something strange -- the auto malls and light industrial was peppered with Hangul. CPAs, lawyers, medical clinics -- and barbecue restaurants and tofu shops and even a dduk bakery.

"Shviti ha-de'ah ha-kedumah l'negdi tamid" -- I set my prejudices always before me. This is Stanton; whom are we kidding? Stanton is known for three things: Thai Nakorn, Park Avenue, and auto body shops. Yet even at 10 AM on a Sunday, the Korean places already smelled good. People were going in and out of one (which name I didn't catch, because I was going 40 MPH -- yep, definitely 40 MPH and not one single MPH more -- and it was only written in Hangul, which takes me a minute to read).

Has anyone eaten at any of these places? Stanton is well-placed to connect Orange County's two loci of Korean culture, Buena Park and Garden Grove.

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