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Koreatown, 24/7

11 A.M.
11 A.M.: Kyung dan (rice cakes) and flavored sulki are a specialty at Si Roo Dang. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
1 P.M.
1 P.M.: Naengmyon, a cold noodle soup, pairs with grilled meat at Chil Bo Myun Ok. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
11 P.M.
11 P.M.: The night is young. Drinks at the reservations-only Velvet Room are a good start. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
2:30 A.M.
2:30 A.M.: A late-night, post-club crowd fills Albenei restaurant. Here jampong, a Korean version of Chinese seafood noodle soup, is king. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
‘The Bunker’
‘THE BUNKER': The dark, wood-paneled booths and graffitied walls helped Dan Sung Sa, a lively tavern that’s almost always full, get its nickname. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
On the Grill
ON THE GRILL: Waiters at Yissi HwaRo keep all manner of pork belly—wine-soaked, smoked, bean-paste—coming. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
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A group of women dance together at the Velvet Room in Koreatown. (Myung J. Chun LAT)
Come Early
COME EARLY: A jammed lot at Yissi HwaRo, one of the newest barbecue pork belly parlors, is the norm after sunset. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
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A late-night, post-club crowd dines at 2:37 a.m. on Saturday at Albenei restaurant, located in the Alexandria Plaza at 6th Street and Alexandria Avenue in Koreatown. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
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Owner Hyung Lee fills a tray of kyung dan (rice cakes) at Siroodang in Koreatown. The desserts are made of sweet rice filled with red bean and covered in custard powder. The machine in the background fills and cuts each one that is then rolled, by hand, in the custard powder. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
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Rebecah Park, owner of Choice Meat Market in Los Angeles, prepares to set out freshly cut brisket. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
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Hamul champong is a spicy, flour-noodle soup with seafood at Albenei restaurant in Koreatown. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
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Patrons and a valet mill about in front of Dan Sung Sa restaurant. (Myung J. Chun, Los Angeles Times)
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Diners and dancers pack the Velvet Room. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
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Meat is cooked on tabletop grills during lunch at Chil Bo Myun Ok restaurant. The restaurant chain has seven locations in South Korea and one in Koreatown. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
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