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69: Yukhwe Bibimbap at Oo-Kook Korean BBQ

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Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 4:12 PM

click to enlarge Yukhwe Bibimbap at Oo-Kook - SARAH PARK
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  • Yukhwe Bibimbap at Oo-Kook

Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (due out Oct. 4), we'll be counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes.

69: Yukhwe Bibimbap at Oo-Kook Korean BBQ

It's been a week filled with those days when you glance around the kitchen, throw up your hands and lament that's it too hot to cook. Don't worry, because you won't have to wait around for some hamburger patties to defrost in the kitchen sink -- in fact, Oo-Kook, a rather ritzy Korean BBQ that specializes in high-quality cuts of cow (it's in the logo and name, after all), has the whole frozen-beef aspect covered.

Yukhwe is essentially Korean beef tartare, finely minced and served at subzero temperatures. What you think of the deconstructed rice bowl known as bibimbap probably hinges heavily on your feelings about raw meat. But rest assured, because Oo-Kook takes high priority in its beef, improving it with a slight drizzle of sesame oil and crushed black seeds.

When you order the bibimbap, it arrives with a rainbow-colored plate filled with little piles of chilled marinated veggies and a raw egg. Will you miss the rice-crisping factor of a sizzling stone bowl, like at bibimbap specialist Jeon Ju? Maybe, but there's something oddly compelling about a steak dinner served on ice.


Check out the rest of our 100 of our favorite dishes. Suggestion? Write us a comment.

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98: Chichen Itza's Cochinita Pibil

97: Tsukemen at Tsujita L.A.

96: La Cevicheria's Bloody Clam Ceviche

95: Duck Shawarma at Momed

94: Peruvian Chicken at Pollo a la Brasa

93: Squash Blossom Quesadilla at Antojitos Carmen

92: Thai Boat Noodles at Pa-Ord

91: Baco Mercat's Bazole

90: Furikake Kettle Corn at A-Frame

89: Live Santa Barbara Spot Prawns at Providence

88: Fried Pig Tails at Night + Market

87: Egg Salad Sandwich at Euro Pane

86: Galbi Jjim at Soban

85: Truffle Honey-Laced Fried Chicken at Manhattan Beach Post

84: Mool Naeng Myun at Yu Chic Naeng Myun

83: Chicken Vampiro at Mexicali Taco & Co

82: Sooo Cali Dog at Dog Haus

81: White Anchovy, Tomato and Fresno Chile Pizza at Pizzeria Mozza

80: Shu Mai at Elite Restaurant

79: Tandoori Chicken at Al-Watan

78: Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding at The Hungry Cat

77: Agedashi Tofu at Izakaya Bincho

76: Pork Chop at Salt's Cure

75: Porcetto at Sotto

74: The Sea Urchin Tostada at La Guerrerense

73: Wood-Roasted English Peas at Tar & Roses

72: Persian Mulberries at Weiser Family Farms

71: Hunan-Style Preserved Pork with Tofu at Hunan Chilli King

70: Brisket Banh Mi at Gjelina Take Away

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