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Meetup LOCATION changed: Susan Park's Korean Cooking Class@New Location in Koreatown: Soon Dubu & Banchan

From: Sally
Sent on: Thursday, July 12, 2012 2:07 AM

I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:

When: Sunday, July 15,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Spanish Fly Gastropub
3800 Wilshire Blvd. #110F
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Price: $55.00 per person

RSVP limit: 10 "Yes" RSVPs




Recently Farid and Susan moved from Venice location to open a new restaurant in Koreatown.  Currently under the name of Green Bee restaurant, but it will be re-named as "Spanish Fly Gastropub" and soft-open as a new restaurant this Saturday, July 14th at 5pm.

I just had a chance to visit the couple at this new place and am very excited for them - much larger space with cool ambiance in the heart of Koreatown near the corner of Wilshire and Western (SW corner, two doors from the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, across the street from The Wiltern Theater).


Soon to be renamed to "Spanish Fly Gastropub"....



Susan's Korean Cooking class scheduled this Sunday will be held at this new location.


Spanish Fly Gastropub  (former Green Bee)

3800 Wilshire Blvd. #110F

Los Angeles, CA 90010


Free parking in the Mercury Building, entrance on West side of Western.

Lunch: Mon-Fri  12-2:30pm

Happy Hour:  Mon - Fri  5-7pm

Dinner:  Mon-Thurs  5-11pm, Fri-Sat  5pm-1am


"We’re currently open as Green Bee Restaurant and Bar.   Lunch: Mon- Fri noon-2:30 pm; Dinner: Mon-Thurs 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.; Fri- Sat 5 pm-1 am. The full transformation to Spanish Fly Gastropub should be complete in 2-3 weeks. However, our new menu is available now. We focus on housemade charcuterie and sausages, small plates, craft beers and Spanish wines."

I had a chance to try their kimchi bacon sausage. Yummmmmm!! I loved the bun too.  Look at the menu below that includes many of the dishes we've enjoyed at Cafe Livre. I bet it will be a new hit in Koreatown!))


Lunch Menu

~All sandwiches and burgers served with Mixed Green Salad and Chips~


Sausage Sandwiches:

Choice of pretzel roll or brioche hot dog bun

(all chicken, beef and lamb sausages come in sheep casings, all pork sausages come in hog casings)


-Thai Green Curry Chicken Sausage, green papaya salad  $8.75

freshly made green curry paste (galangal, lemon grass, thai peppers, cilantro stems, shrimp paste, and spices)


-Green Harissa Chicken Sausage, arugula, red harissa   $8.75

jalapeno and serrano peppers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil and spices


-Mojo Pork Sausage, sofrito     $9.00

citrus, garlic, cumin


-Kimchi Bacon Sausage, persian cucumber quick-chee     $9.00

kimchi, garlic ramps, scallions


-Spicy BBQ Beef Sausage, creamy slaw      $9.50

housemade spicy bbq sauce, spices


Ciabatta Charcuterie Sandwiches:

-Chef's Sandwich     $14.00

selection of Italian, Spanish and French salamis, garnished with gruyere and arugula


-Duck Confit Sandwich    $14.00

dijon mustard, arugula, cornichon, sauerkraut


-Pulled Pork Confit Sandwich     $12.50



-Steve's Burger     $10.00

avocado, grilled onions, tomatoes, mixed greens, bacon, bbq sauce, chipotle mayo


-Turkey Burger    $10.00

seasoned patty: green harissa, olives, sweet peppers

garnishes: heirloom tomato, onions, mixed greens, cheddar


-Karaage Chicken Burger   $12.00

Japanese fried chicken, spicy slaw, pickled shallots


-Falafel Burger    $12.00

oversized falafel patty, yogurt sauce, mixed greens



-Pont Neuf hand-cut, twice cooked fries    $6.00

-Cole slaw    $4.00

-Potato salad   $4.00


Dinner Menu

Cold Tapas:

-Dips served with pita chips     $5.00 each


Zalouk (eggplant, tomato, onions)

Artichoke, olives, sundried tomatoes


-Three Salads      $8.00

Mushrooms, garlic, lemon zest, parsley

Cumin carrots

Roasted sweet peppers


-Gazpacho, shrimp ceviche garnish    $8.00


-Marinated olives     $5.00


Hot Tapas:

-Rosemary thyme bone marrow    $9.00

arugula, pickled shallot vinaigrette


-Shrimp gambas    $14.00

garlic, hot pepper flakes, heirloom tomatoes


-Clams    $14.00

white wine, shallots, parsley, garlic


-Mussels   $14.00

mustard cream sauce


-Scallops   $15.00

saffron beurre blanc


Fried Tapas:

Briks (served with small mixed green salad)

Briks are Algerian/Tunisian turnovers. A whole egg is cracked on top of your choice of filling, wrapped in feuilles de brik (similar to phyllo) and deep-fried until the yolk is just poached.

-Tuna and kimchi (olive oil braised albacore tuna)   $7.00

-Spinach and mushroom  $7.00

~Shrimp     $8.00

~Crab (lump crab meat)    $8.00


-Duck fat fries    $7.00

Pont neuf hand-cut, twice cooked fries, sauteed in duck fat

(add pulled duck confit  $3.00)


-Beef battered onion rings    $6.00



-Chicken liver parfait, sauternes geleé en concotte    $12.00


-Pâté de Campagne (Pork Country Pate)    $12.00


-Pulled pork confit    $14.00

tortillas, sweet onions, cilantro. salsa verde



-Sausage plate     $18.00

fries, arugula


-Lamb shank     $26.00

braised lettuce, cumin carrots


-Olive oil braised salmon     $26.00

sauteed potatoes, arugula


-Kimchi pasta    $12.00

mushrooms roasted garlic, bacon


-Squid ink pasta   $16.00

shrimp, calamari, mushrooms, garlic aioli


Large Format - Family Style:

(order 24 hours in advance, subject to availability)


20-24 per person, 2 person minimum


-Korean Fried Duck    $48.00

serves 2-5 depending on number of other courses ordered

slow roasted whole duck, flash fried

Bao buns, salads, sauces


-Pork confit Ssam   $100.00

serves 3-5 depending on number of other courses ordered

lettuce wraps, salads, sauces and pickles


.... Sounds great, we should have a meetup to have lunch or dinner soon!



See you Sunday for the Korean cooking class,





Hi everyone,


If you like Korean food and want to learn how to cook it, this one's for you. I've waited this long - more than 4 years! - to find a right instructor. Susan Park, originally from Korea and co-founder of this group together with her husband Farid, owner chef of Cafe Livre, is going to teach us how to cook my favorite Korean food. Yeaaah!

Here's her bio from the cafe/cooking school website

"Susan Park is the program director of Ecole de Cuisine, a food historian, writes the Food Culture Map column for LA WEEKLY, and is a VIPretty Ambassador for Pretty in The City. Yes, she has eclectic interests including southern style Tiger-Crane kung fu (super low stance), long-board surfing (as big as a raft), art, photography, sweep rowing, volleyball, and can deadlift 180 lbs. She also collects vintage coats, dresses, shoes and purses."


The menu:

-Seafood or Vegetable Soon Du Bu (spicy tofu soup)

-3 kinds of Banchan (small appetizers):

Namul - spinach

Bokkeum - sauteed mushrooms

Quick kimchi- cucumber



Class will be 2 1/2 hours long and we'll eat the food made in class.

If you'd like to attend, please RSVP with prepayment of $55 by Paypal. If you have any issue with Paypal, please contact me.


Hope to see you there!




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