Sunday, January 30, 2011

DGM (Dwit Gol Mok) otherwise known as (D)amn (G)ood (M)unchies!

the best thing about knowing a panda is their enthusiasm to share their feed with you. fully expecting to find a forest of bamboo shoots last friday night, i was quite surprised by this gritty korean watering hole instead. welcome peeps to DGM (dwit gol mok) and thanks danny for the delicious introduction.

since this was our first visit to dgm, the panda had to escort us the the location or we would have surely gotten lost in this urban forest we call k-town. even though their address clearly points you to wilshire blvd, the actual entrance is from their parking lot which is off of berendo. but like a treasure hunt, once you find the mouth to this gastro cave, your belly will be in for quite a yummy ride.

water is served in beat up gold kettles which adds to the flair of this pub. love it.

their menu is in korean. if you can't read it, do not have a korean friend that speaks it, or a smartphone to show the pictures, then i suggest you learn the names for some of the dishes you'd like to masticate. the servers do speak some english, but i reckon not enough to understand your lively descriptions of the feed or how much you really want to consume it.

and heeellllooo yogurt soju....holy mother of baby jesus. DELICIOUS. this bewitching elixir is a mix of soju and a yogurt drink (possibly yakult or yogu) and was delicious, smooth, and subtly boozy. since you can hardly taste the presence of alcohol, this delicate drink will creep up on you slowly so drinkers beware. after downing a few glasses, all i could think of was, "where have you been all my life?" in fact, i might have shouted that line in my head several times during the course of the night.

the rabukkee was absolutely divine. the ramen noodles and dukboki smothered in sweet and spicy gochujang was a perfect combination of flavors. in fact, it was my most favorite dish of the night and i look forward to devouring many more platters of rabukkee in the future.

fried chicken wings with a side of spicy sauce and a side of cabbage slaw with thousand island dressing. korean fried chicken (aka kfc) is a fixture in all korean pub eats. its presence here was expected and deeply appreciated.

fried oysters, meaty sea animals they were. a perfect snack for drinking.

the spicy intestine soup was a bubbly mini cauldron of intestines, udon noodles, and kimchi. my dining companions were huge fans of this soup, but i had lukewarm feelings towards it. i did not enjoy the floating particles that one typically finds from boiling meat that should be cleared away. the gritty texture from these particles was off putting to eat.

if you head over to dgm between the hours of 5pm-8pm any day of the week, you will get all food items 50% off as long as you order alcohol. if you do not order libation, all food items will be 25% off during those hours. but COME ON NOW, get some yogurt soju baby. i know you will thank me later.

anyways, it was a delicious meal and a wonderful hole in the wall. FOR SURE, my belly will be back. the only question next time is how many pots of yogurt soju should i order?

DGM (Dwit Gol Mok)
3275 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 382-8432

price: $$
verdict: omg, i love it!


  1. In the words of Tina Fey, "I want to go to there."

  2. Glad you enjoyed it Amy. Always a blast to eat with you and D. Next up, Japanese food! :)

  3. OMG, I love it too! Let's pub grub it in K-town sometime REALLY soon! I need some rabukkee!

  4. not sure if i'm ready for the intestine soup, but the fried oysters and rabukee, game on.

  5. ahhh my hometown.. lol

    let me know when you go again! :)

  6. andi?- in the words of sports apparel nike, "just do it."

    danny- what a great place this was danny! i'm in love! and can't wait for torihei...yumz.

    cathy- YES!! i am under the rabukkee voodoo. so YES!

    me is you- wished you lived down here girl. you would love the little food gems arouund l.a.

    helen- ok, we dm you the next time we go. it will be soon...real soon.

  7. I'm gonna let the racist cat out of the bag on this place: DON'T BOTHER GOING UNLESS YOU CAN PASS FOR KOREAN.

    I used to love this place, but last night fixed that delusion. This place is exercising some f-ed up racist bull to systematically weed out non-Korean customers. I, myself, am Korean and am embarrassed by this. I was there with two peeps. One is Asian and passes for Korean. The other is Caucasian. Immediately, I sensed the vibe wasn't right- the usual warm greeting and hurried ushering to our tables were totally absent. While other parties that were all Korean were getting ushered in, we were asked to wait since there were no tables for us. At this point, I shrugged off the weird treatment as just bad service.

    Once we were seated there was practically no service; our table was completely ignored. We probably should have just left, but I didn't want bad service to ruin an otherwise fun night out. I should have followed my instinct. Later on that evening, while waiting for the restroom, I commented to one of the wait staff that it's interesting that there were no white people. His response, I kid you not, was: 'we like to keep our environment pure' That confirmed the racist bullshit I had experienced. We left after finishing the two beers and a soju that were ordered. This morning I learned that those racist jerks ripped off my friends and charged more than double for a bill that should have been no more than $20.

    DGM ought to be ashamed of themselves. It's just unacceptable and truly disgusting behavior.


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