You guys might remember last summer I went to Chinatown for a hot afternoon. It was a fun experience but it is not the only, Asian-centric neighborhood in Los Angeles. So that’s why these next two weeks I will be exploring the other neighborhoods that have an Asian flare to them. Today I explored Koreatown which is just southeast of Hollywood (as you’ll see it’s closer then you expect). Koreatown is known for it incredible food and nightclubs; the former I tried while the latter is a no chance in hell situation. (You’ll never see this booty bounce.) Anyways, there is more to K-Town then just the food so let me give you some of the sights that populate this area:
Right off the bat I get off the Wilshire/Western subway stop to go to this innocent mall. What’s in there you ask?
DAISO JAPAN! Essentially a bizarre, Japan CVS. There’s a lot of items you would see from a convenience store but will some slight twists like…
Insta-Boobs! Couldn’t tell you the translation but basically you just squeeze these tiny balls and they puff into….well breasts. Here’s a video from Rooster Teeth to showcase it. (Side note: This is in the CHILDREN’S section.)
And…Whatever the hell this is…
Just down the road is The Wiltern! An iconic concert hall still in use today.
This right here is the Aroma Golf Range a sports facility center for people to practice their golf skills! It’s something I’ve never seen before in a city setting so you bet that this was closed at the time I visited the neighborhood. Bummer.
See? Also very smelly.
Passed by a bunch of these in my walks. It’s apparently a restaurant/dessert place. I forget that Asian communities LOVE Paris and romanticize about it constantly. So it makes sense.
On the way to my final destination police was hovering above. Being so close to Hollywood it doesn’t surprise me.
Not sure why but I find this building to be charming. Mustard yellow and so many signs.
So that was my trip to Koreatown! Obviously there is more to this place but I hope you enjoyed this small sample. Definitely will be coming back. Just remember: Creepy, wooden angels will project you whenever you decide to visit.