The KBBQ Burger at Plan Check Kitchen  Bar featuring chef Ernesto Uchimurarsquos housemade kimcheese
The K-BBQ Burger at Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, featuring chef Ernesto Uchimura’s house-made kimcheese.

Korean flavors, ingredients are a bicoastal menu trend

Creative chefs incorporate Korean flavors gochujang and kimchi into menu options

Like hot sauce spreads across the tongue — in a gradual journey that leads to an intense burn — Korean flavors and ingredients have traveled from the streets of Los Angeles to menus at brick-and-mortar restaurants across the country.

Dean Small, founder and managing partner at Synergy Restaurant Consultants, has been following the trend since 2009, when the first Kogi Korean BBQ To Go food truck began roaming the streets of L.A., igniting Americans’ desire for

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