J’s Korean Cuisine is so well-hidden down a downtown Fullerton alley that you’d almost miss it—that is, if it weren’t for the scent of KFC (Korean fried chicken) wafting through the air and K-pop blasting over the speakers. They serve your typical Korean bar food such as fried chicken wings (crispy soy garlic, sweet chile and habanero), loaded kimchi fries, Korean fusion tacos and ramen. But what you should order here is the bibimbap burrito. This version of the bibimbap bowl is filled with rice, kimchi, pickled veggies, tender bulgogi, fried egg and—because it just isn’t bibimbap without it—gochujang, sweet-and-savory fermented red chile paste. And it’s all wrapped up in a tortilla—now that’s Gangnam Style.
J’s Korean Cuisine Chicken and Bibimbap, 114 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 519-3360; jcfullerton.com.
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