This past week, world-renowned chef and founder of the Momofuku Restaurant Group, David Chang, was exploring the best and most authentic restaurants that LA’s Koreatown has to offer. The Michelin-starred chef has been documenting his food adventures on Instagram, while hitting up a number of local K-Town favorites.
“I’ve always loved Los Angeles. I love K-Town — it’s probably the most exciting place to eat in America,” Chang said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “Honestly, I get in a lot of trouble, because everyone’s always, like, ‘Why don’t you eat outside K-Town?’ But there’s so much stuff here, it’s hard for me to ever leave.”
The chef plans to expand his restaurant empire by opening up his first spot in the northeastern part of Chinatown (cue fangirl screams). The name of his new restaurant? North Spring. While still a “work in progress,” he plans to “try and make something very delicious and very new. I don’t want to do something that we’ve done before for LA,” Chang told the LA Times.
Momofuku fans are excited to see how this new spot will add to LA’s diverse and dynamic food scene. North Spring will be opening later this year, and we can’t wait!