LA Grilled Cheese Pork Ribs + Fried Rice

Mister Bossam is a Korean restaurant known for their LA Grilled Cheese Pork Ribs. I’ve been wanting to try this for some time now, but I heard that the portion is big. So, this past weekend, I went with my sister and four other friends to try it out. There are two locations – one in Korea Town in Downtown Los Angeles, and the other in Rowland Heights, CA. We decided to go to the Rowland Heights location because Downtown LA is too crowded, and we might have to pay for parking.

They’re missing an ‘e’ in cheese…

 

We arrived around 1 pm on a Sunday, and surprisingly it wasn’t too busy. There was only 1-2 other party seated on the other side of the restaurant. This location is in the ‘Yes Plaza’ in Rowland Heights, and usually you have to spend some time looking for parking. Since it was Labor Day weekend, the plaza wasn’t pack and it was easy getting a parking spot.

After being seated, we asked the servers what the serving size is for the Grilled Cheese Pork Ribs, and they said it serves two people. Since there was six of us, we did two orders of the Grilled Cheese Pork Ribs (mild), and a Seafood and Green Onion Pancake.

Just like most Korean restaurants, side dishes (banchan) are served with our meals. Most places, side dishes vary from day to day. For this meal, our four sides are kimchi, seasoned fish cakes, steamed eggs, and macaroni salad.

Because we were told that the serving size for the pork ribs are for two, we decided to order one seafood pancake. This seafood pancake is thicker than most Korean pancakes I’ve had – it was almost an inch thick.

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LA Grilled Cheese Pork Ribs comes with the marinated ribs whole. Then, the servers cut it up, and covered it with the melted mozzarella cheese. We had a couple of people in our group that can’t really eat spicy food, so the cheese really helps to tone down the spice level. My sister and I are planning to go back there again one day, and we are trying spicy.

This meal comes with steamed eggs on the side, a few pieces of hot dogs and pineapple, andΒ tteokbokki (Korean Spicy Rice Cakes).

Once you’re done eating most of the meat, the servers will come by and ask if you’re ready for the fried rice that is included in the meal. The server then takes the grill back to mix rice into the leftover sauce and cheese from the pork ribs. They add some chopped lettuce, roasted seaweed, and an egg on top. It is then brought back to us, and the servers informs to mix the rest. It’s kind of fun mixing it up – teamwork!

Overall, I would go back here again. It’s decently priced and the food taste great. The grilled pork ribs were perfect for us as a meal for 3 since half of us can’t eat a lot in one sitting. We kind of wish we hadn’t ordered the seafood pancake, but we still ate everything. The only con about eating this, is that it’s summer, and the restaurant gets warm even with only a few people inside. If you’re ever in the LA or Rowland Heights, try it out!

– Cindy

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