The action wasn't as bloody as it sounds, certainly not enough to upset a stomach full of bibimbap. A good thing, because it was excellent dolsot bibimbap (at top), nice and crusty
Rice, meat, vegetables, egg (cooked crisp, the way I like it, by the hot stone bowl) and a salad on top, all tossed with spicy sauce, a perfect pre-Korean-movie dinner. Otherwise it would have been frustrating to watch the gang guys eye each other over what looked like very tasty meals.
The restaurant, MaDang 621, is right below the theater in Madang Plaza on Western Avenue. It's so stylishly Korean that you think you're having dinner followed by a show in Seoul.
The menu includes several versions of bibimbap, including a cool one topped with raw beef (above). Barley tea and a few banchan came with the meal. The sweet rice drink sikhye, with a couple of pine nuts floating on top, followed.
For my taste, that's better movie food than popcorn, nachos and a soda.
MaDang 621, 621 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005. Tel: (213) 384-2244.