You can now experience wonderful Korean cuisine near your Home. As the Soon Tofu arrives on your table, babbling in Hot-Stone Pot with various side dishes, you can taste the bite of wonderful Korean Cuisine.
The BCD Story starts with Hee Sook Lee, first generation Korean immigrants who loves to cook and share with her family. Her mother-in-law owned a restaurant in “Bukchang Dong” (city in Korea, which BCD is named after), where Mrs. Lee gained early training in food industry. After immigrating to America, Mrs. Lee chose to focus on Soon Tofu among thousands of other Korean foods, due to its superb taste and health benefits. She has a vision to be succeessful in America, and is building her dream one bowl at a time.
BCD Tofu House believes in sharing our blessings with those who are less fortunate. We are compelled to take care our neighbors and communities that are in need.
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The best meals after midnight tend to be savory, meaty and spicy, to better soak up that alcohol and snap open droopy eyelids. Which might be why both Koreatown locations of BCD Tofu House are open 24 hours; indeed, both branches seem to be as bustling at 1 a.m. as they are at 1 p.m. You’ll find bubbling cauldrons of soon (soft) tofu here, or diced tofu with your choice of meat, some vegetables and a raw egg, which will cook once you crack it into the boiling-hot pot. You can (and should) have the soon tofu with a side of kalbi or bulgogi; along with the parade of banchan that accompanies every Korean meal, you will be sobered up, wide awake and enormously satisfied.
3575 Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown. (213) 382-6677; 869 S. Western Ave., Koreatown. (213) 380-3807;bcdtofu.com.—Tien Nguyen
There’s a bustling stretch of 32nd Street where you’ll feel transported to Korea.
Among the eateries is BCD Tofu House. It has other locations around the world, but only opened in New York in October.
Let’s Make Tofu Soup!! Seafood Tofu Soup
8 oz beef based broth, 8 oz silken tofu into chunks
3 oz assorted sea food (shrimp, clam, mussel and oyster)
1 TSP of Secret mix sauce (red pepper, garlic and salt etc.)
1. Bring Soup to boil
2. Add ingredients
3. Add Secret Sauce
4. Heat for 7 Min
5. Remove from heat
6. Add raw egg and mix
7. Serve with rice
The secret sauce is something you buy. It’s called Tofu Pepper Paste or Sauce.
The BCD Tofu House chain of Korean restaurants started in Los Angeles, where it’s regarded as something like Denny’s with kimchi — dependable, tasty and, at the 24-hour branches, one of the city’s better 4 a.m. meals.
After the chain expanded to Seattle, Tokyo and some South Korean cities, the first BCD Tofu House in New York City opened in September, to a much more stylish effect: one wall is decorated with branches rendered in gold leaf, and at night it glimmers in the flattering light. It’s easy to forget it’s on the ground floor of a La Quinta Inn, also Manhattan’s first.
The block of 32nd Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue, long one of the city’s most exciting eating streets, has slipped lately, and BCD Tofu House is a welcome addition. Not that it’s breaking new culinary ground. The menu is familiar, grilled meats and bibimbap, short rib stew and pajeon (seafood and scallion pancake)…