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Recession Obsession: Big Friggin’ Dumplings in Koreatown

All Hail "King Dumplings"
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The Official Recession has enveloped us for seventeen official months. It’s still no reason we can’t enjoy life. This is LA -- we have a ton of inexpensive options! A Recession Obsession is truly fantastic, whether you've recently been downsized or are about to cash a large commission check. We last obsessed via a Taco Crawl in Highland Park, and Tacomiendo's meaty tacos in West LA. Today, we obsess...

Tucked just away from the almost big-city feel of Wilshire Boulevard, rests a typical strip mall at 7th & Irolo. The parking lot's dark pavement separates one of LA’s most common commercial settings from a greenish shack standing alone on the corner. Korean letters spell out the restaurant's name, Yu Ga Ne, for the neighborhood's many Korean literates. Thankfully, for us gringos, the facade also reads “Authentic Korean Dumplings.”

Of the few dumplings served here, King Dumplings are the regal favorite. A plate of six fatter-than-you're-used-to dumplings cost a mere $4.99. Good news. They’re really good. That's why Yu Ga Ne is LAist’s latest Recession Obsession.