International cuisine gives diners a chance to discover the taste of another country without the hassle of airports or uncomfortable visa stamps on their tongues. Enhance palate passports with today’s Groupon: for $14, you get a Korean meal for two at Little Korea in La Jolla (up to a $28.40 total value), which includes:
- One appetizer (up to an $8.50 value)
- Two bibimbob entrees (up to a $9.95 value each)<p>
The dedicated staff at Little Korea sorts out peckish guests with a menu full of fiery spices and bold flavors served in a sleek, modern environment. Appetizers such as the seafood and kimchi pancake and the fried calamari inspire slow claps from opposable taste buds. Hot-pot bibimbob, a signature Korean dish, combines boiled seasonal vegetables and fried egg over a bed of white steamed rice, served with proteins such as bulgogi (thinly sliced rib-eye steak), sautéed shrimp, spicy pork, or steamed tofu. Served in the traditional way, bibimbob arrives sizzling in a stone pot, bringing out all of the dish’s juices, flavors, and hidden dreams of becoming a magic potion.
Polished black tables fill a contemporary dining room decorated with stark white walls and minimalist table settings. Miniature spotlights and boxy light fixtures illuminate the space at night, and wide windows afford views of downtown La Jolla and its life-size statue of professional wrestler “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan.
8008 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, California 92037