Seoul Sausage Company
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Member Reviews (15)
- Seoul Sausage CompanyMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Feb 12, 2014
I'll admit I only tried one thing, the Kalbi sausage, but when you expect an explosion of flavor and all you get is a little bit of blandness. Well.. lets just say it's a little bit disappointing.
A few of my friends also tried it and all of them said it was good, but it wasn't amazing.
Maybe it was a bad batch of sausages, but from the one I got I normally wouldn't go back, but with the other things on the menu I still need to try. I'll give you one more try Seoul Sausage! Please don't disappoint again!
- Seoul Sausage CompanyAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9First to ReviewNov 17, 2013
I can't wait till they officially open their brick and mortar! They started out doing food festivals and other events. I met Chris, Yong, and Ted at a KTown event and at Formula D. I'll be back when you guys open!
They're still in the running for a food truck on The Great Food Truck Race on Food Network :)
Absolutely love the Galbi and Spicy Pork sausages. Great flavor that is super unique. They've created something special and their energy adds to the Seoul Sausage brand.
- Seoul Sausage CompanyAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 02, 2013
No wonder these guys won the Great Food Truck Race. Excellent Korean-style sausages infused with American goodness. Lots of delicious items to choose from, ranging from the sausages to the "balls" that were so popular on the show. This place is packed, so get there early. This comes with the distinction of knowing one of the owners from high school. Great job!!!
- Seoul Sausage CompanyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Jul 12, 2013
Sausage and balls...that's pretty much what you can expect to find here at Seoul Sausage Company. Sounds good? Well, I ate up them sausages and balls and walked away feeling pretty meh... Maybe I was expecting a little too much since they won the Great Food Truck Race.
I'm going to talk about sausages before I move on to the balls because I ate them in such order. They offer 2 types of sausages: galbi and spicy pork. The galbi is a beef short rib sausage with creamy kimchi slaw thing inside a bun. The spicy pork sausage has a cabbage slaw instead. I got to try both by splitting with a friend and preferred the spicy pork while my friend like the galbi. Either way I thought that both were not all that special.
I eagerly moved on to the balls hoping to be impressed. We tried all three types: the osaka, flaming, and spam musubi balls. These are basically fried rice balls with different type of meat and veggies mixed in. They come with different mayo dipping sauces. I honestly wasn't too crazy about any of them and probably wouldn't order them again but if I had to pick, I would say that Osaka is the best one.
They also have one additional item and it's quite popular. I didn't get to try the galbi poutine but the girls who ended up standing next to us ordered it. They seemed to enjoy it but the fries were dripping with grease. I may have to come back and try it.
They have only 2 benches outside and a standing counter inside. We ended up having to stand while we eat because the seats were taken up. They have free valet parking with validation so it saves you time looking for parking in the crazy Sawtelle area.
- Seoul Sausage CompanyJun 22, 2013
The Missus and I had been wanting to try this place out for awhile now.
Of all the days/times we could have tried SSC, we picked the absolute worst: Sunday afternoon, Father's Day.
It wasn't crowded or anything. Our food didn't take long. Rather, our meal was completely decimated by a group of uncouth, obnoxious, and inebriated Cro-mags.
During our very short meal, we had to tolerate their flippant behavior.
Over-the-top cursing and the clearing of throats followed by the expulsion of loogies. If that wasn't enough, one guy had to make sure we were aware of his status with his mantra of "I'm fucked up!"
They spilled water everywhere. They were aggressive and confrontational in nature threatening to throw water in peoples' faces.
The best part was when the loogie-spitter kept asking his less-drunk friends, "WHY AM I SINGLE?"
REALLY, BRO? YOU WONDER WHY YOU'RE STILL SINGLE?
We did our best to not make eye-contact even though they were inches from us. One guy was so drunk he almost knocked over the heat lamp.
When the guys got up to leave, we both noticed that the least civilized of the group was actually an older man in his late 30s, despite the fact that he sounded like a teenager drunk for the first time.
Here's some free advice, dude. Stop acting like a sophomoric early-20-something and then maybe, just maybe, you might get some poon. However, given the way you dress/look on a Sunday afternoon, you might be asking for a miracle.
Oh, yeah, I forgot about our food:
Spicy Pork Hotdog; Too dry, no sauce, needs something. The wiener itself was good, though. I only wished I had some ketchup or something.
Spam Musubi: Not your traditional musubi. More like a deep-fried croquette with barely any Spam. Filled with 85% rice and macaroni. Inventive, but such a huge departure from the original that it wasn't even tasty. Definitely skip this.
Korean Fried Chicken: Actually, very awesome. The cornbread was, IMO, exceptional. I would come back just for this alone. The chicken was very juicy, too. This was the ONLY redeeming quality SSC had to offer.
Surprisingly, our left-overs tasted much better in the comfort of our own home where we didn't have to worry about idiots cursing, spitting, spilling water, and just being over-all douche magnets.
The worst part of all was that these idiots seemed to be friends of the owner and were given the green light to hang-out in front - drunk in public and all. Not at one point did the owner tell his drunk friends to sober up, clear out, or stop being stupid.
The owner did ask us if everything was okay. Instead of saying, "No, your drunken, idiots-for-friends are really effing up my shiz," I decided to say everything was peachy.
Maybe I should have said something, but you can never trust the judgement of excessively drunk people.
- Seoul Sausage CompanyAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3May 22, 2013
A limited menu with delicious bites. Sausage (with Korean flavorings), the poutine, and Da'KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) was the best of the bunch, with a jalepeno cornbread that was so flavorful I was SHOCKED! The fried riceballs were alright, the dipping sauce added a lot of flavor. I'll be back for the KFC!
- Seoul Sausage CompanyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5May 01, 2013
YUM YUM YUM. I can't believe I put off trying this place for so long. What a mistake - I've been missing out! Seoul Sausage offers not only delicious sausages, but amazing fried balls too. I wasn't even hungry when I got my food, but I gobbled it right up because it was too good to not enjoy.
The guys are super nice and helpful too - since it was my first time, they explained to me all the different options and helped me decide on what I should get. But really, I doubt you can go wrong with any order. Go try it and bring some friends!! And hey if we're lucky maybe we can have a Gogobot Pro event there?! PLEASE??
- Seoul Sausage CompanyMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Apr 28, 2013
Yong is pretty dang kool. As one of the owners of Seoul Sausage, he was manning the register upfront and greeting all the customers with a hip hop hello. I instantly got the awesome-vibe from him.
Seoul Sausage is located in Tokyo Sawtelle (aka the Little Tokyo of the West). Parking is a bit of a chore here, but there was complimentary valet parking on a Wednesday night. The other alternative is street parking, but you're just rolling the dice on that one. For some reason, the wall artwork captivated my dining buddy, but us non-artsy types would probably go: "hey, that wall is not white and I think that's KOOL!"
-=-Galbi Sausage-=- There are 2 offerings of sausage here and I tried them both. Galbi would be my favorite. I'm not a sweet freak, but I really appreciated the balance here between the garlic jalapeno aioli and the sausage. If you don't know what the fusion here is all about, it's all in the sausage - you'll taste it as if you were grilling galbi on a kbbq grill.
-=-Spicy Pork Sausage-=- Another popular KBBQ meat, but this time the sweet and savory are flipped. The sausage is the spicy component and the the slaw is sweet. The pork was not the intense kind of spicy, but I taste the fusion I guess. If you're a spicy pork lover, you'd be right at home.
-=-Galbi Poutine-=- These are money. Everything with fries and cheese, and meat...are money. Maybe lacking a bit in the meat department, but not everything can be as awesome as Carne Asada Fries.
- Seoul Sausage CompanyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Apr 11, 2013
I tried everything off the menu and I'm glad to report that everything was A+!
My favorite is the short rib topped poutine. I also loved the pork sausage hot dog. Even though I'm not a big rice person, I still really enjoyed their rice balls. My favorite of the balls is their newest spam musubi fried ball. I love that they hold a large selection of Korean drinks like 17 Tea and Milkis!
- Seoul Sausage CompanyFeb 02, 2013
Korean BBQ fusion is overrated and too common in Los Angeles. You've seen galbi, bulgogi, and kimchi in every taco, quesadilla, sandwich, and burger. I remember the last time I flipped through the appetizer menus of CPK & TGI Friday's, it was galbi pot stickers this and galbi nachos that.
But the latest fusion invention is in SAUSAGE CASING?
My wiener meter is intrigued.
Winner of the Great Food Truck Race, I was aware of this joint for a while, but ecstatic that our very own local folks won the competition. Of course, I spoke to Yong at the counter and asked embarrassing fan girl questions such as:
"My god, were you on TV? O_O"
J and I ordered:
Galbi hot dog -- chunks of garlic and sweet galbi marinade goodness inside of the sausage casing, with a bit of kimchi relish and garlic jalapeno aioli as spread. I was surprised to see how simplistic it was, but so very good.
Kimchi balls -- it was actually one ball. Yong informed me that although it says "spicy" on the menu, kids chow down on this stuff and it's not spicy at all. Fried rice, breaded, and then fried.
Milkis -- Yakult + sprite hybrid in a soda can? Do not miss this.
I'm tempted to try to make my own and learn to case up some sausages with J, but knowing that will probably never happen, we will trek down to Little Osaka for some tasty SSC.