3300 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9003434.027527 -118.413335
Neighborhoods: West LA, Palms
Roy Choi hits it out of the park with his street food rice bowls at Chego... and be sure to save room for dessert!
Chego is the place to go for good food at a good price – I have to say that this place was so hyped that I figured there was no way it could live up to it. From the charred asparagus to the chili rubbed prime rib, it was all very tasty!
Awesome Asian Fusion Bowls – People outside of LA always ask where the hot spots are and as a local foodie I have to recommend this place. Its as cool as it is tasty, and for the price there are few things better than the chubby pork belly bowl from Chego.
The bowl itself will run you around 10 bucks after tax but I can honestly say that you are getting your monies worth. You really can't go wrong with two huge scoops of perfectly cooked rice, 8 to 10 pieces of some seriously fatty pork belly, a ton of veggies herbs and goodies, topped with a sunny side up egg. Sounds messy but trust me when I say that each bite will result in an oral orgasm.
I could honestly eat this stuff everyday but then I would weigh 300 lbs and probably wouldn't be able to see my toes, among other things if you know what I mean. So for now it will be my guilty pleasure when I venture out to the Westside, along with a stop at Saffron and Rose for little ice cream action.
Citysearch Editorial Review – Good news for Kogi-loving Angelenos: You no longer have to stay glued to Twitter and chase down a truck to fill up on Korean BBQ at budget-friendly prices. Rather than the tacos and burritos of Kogi truck fame, the brick-and-mortar sister restaurant offers filling rice bowls for under ten bucks. The tiny strip-mall spot is wildly popular with undergrads from nearby UCLA, so avoid the dinner rush (7pm to 8pm-ish), or be prepared for a hassle factor. If you hit it when the line snakes out the door, you very well may find yourself holding your fresh-served food without a place to sit--unless you don’t mind parking it on the upturned buckets in the narrow hallway leading to the takeout area. The vibe is fun, laidback and plenty loud and lively when the precious tables are packed. The limited menu is anchored by four hearty rice bowls, each of which includes rice, a fried egg, fresh veggies and an assortment of culinary bells and whistles, along with one of the following: buttered kimchi, chicken with spicy sour cream sauce, glazed pork belly or a thick slice of prime rib. The bowls are plenty filling, but starters like Korean meatballs and a $12 dollar salad that lives up to its name (for a mere $7) are hard to skip. There are also specials like Kogi’s famous fries with chili salt and Spam served with avocado and kimchi. While there’s no booze, you will find a cooler stocked with a tasty selection of Mexican and Korean drinks.
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