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Celebrate Lunar New Year with These Classic Korean Dishes

With the year of the ox quickly approaching, a fun way to celebrate the new year is through food. Buena Park is full of Korean restaurants ready to serve up all the specialties to make your new year's celebration all the more festive. Check out our favorites below!
Topokki at Jaws TPK in Buena Park, CA


The stuffed dumpling and rice cake soup is a menu highlight at HangSang and one that's traditionally eaten to celebrate the new year. The savory broth will warm you from the inside out.

Jaws TPK

For the perfect balance of salty and sweet, you'll want to choose the Topokki at Jaws. This classic menu item with bite-sized topokki and a spicy sauce is the perfect way to usher in the new year.

Kansai fishcake noodle soup at TNN Korean Tang in Buena Park, CA

TNN Korean Tang and Noodle

TNN Tang and Noodle House at The Source serves up our favorite Kansai fishcake noodle soup. A light broth with hearty fishcakes is just what you need this time of year.


Traditional Korean comfort foods are on the menu at Mountain and you won't want to miss the steamed meat dumplings. Perfect for sharing, these savory dumplings are the best way to kick off your new year's meal.

Stir fried glass noodles at Saemaeul in Buena Park, CA


Go for the Japchae when you visit Saemaeul. This dish of stir-fried glass noodles and vegetables is the perfect accompaniment to your Korean BBQ meal.

Cham Soot Gol

The all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ spot, Cham Soot Gol, has a number of side dishes that are worth ordering to go along with your meal. The menu favorite is the bean paste stew, a traditional Korean dish that's loaded with veggies.

Braised short rib at dPot in Buena Park, CA


When you try the braised beef short rib bowl at dPot, you'll find a new favorite. This Korean-style teriyaki bowl comes with braised beef short rib, rice, sliced green onion, a cabbage wrap, and mixed fried veggies. It's not to be missed!

Gangnam House

When your lunar new year celebration brings you to Gangnam House, you'll want to start your meal with the mung bean pancake. This thick and crispy pancake is a traditional side to Korean BBQ.

Rice wine at Misoolkwan in Buena Park, CA

Kyung Bok Kung Korean BBQ

Thin strips of tender beef are what you'll get when you order up the bulgogi at Kyung Bok Kung Korean BBQ. This grilled meat is served with rice, boiled egg, and four ban-chan for the complete meal.

Misoolkwan OC

Misoolkwan OC is Orange County's premium Korean Pub. Grab a glass of their strawberry rice wine and count down to the New Year.

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