Deciding not to try our luck with parking in Koreatown, we went to Sun Nong Dan’s expansion restaurant out in San Gabriel Valley. We ordered what they were known for, their galbi jjim, spicy braised short rib and ox tail. Of course, we did the small combo for $55.99 USD. It’s meant for four people. But hey, we were two guys with a hefty appetite. It included, the main course, a sizeable beef soup, and alcohol. Pretty good deal in my book. Though, our additional rounds of soju and beer offset all that.
But hey, it was a night for food and libations.
It was a busy place when we got there around 8pm. Yet, there was no problem ordering our food and refilling our drinks. This place was made for this type of environment. People eating well and getting drunk while doing it. But don’t get me wrong, it’s not all crazy loud. There were several families here which I can’t say for the Koreatown location. So things weren’t over the top. Plus this was only our first stop for the night. Drunk and stupid was reserved for downtown.
At the end, we concluded the obvious, the combo was too much food for us. Especially since we were drinking. That shouldn’t stop you from trying this comforting food and kinda feels like home cooking. Well, if your home has a stone pot and good supply of short ribs.
927 E Las Tunas Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776
+1 (626) 286-1234
Verdict: I recommend trying out a meal here which isn’t going to drain the wallet.