The strips of beef are coated with flour and flash fried, producing a crunch that doesn't get wimpy even when smothered with moist salad fixings.
The greens aren't your everyday baby lettuces but perilla leaves combined with Korean chives and strands of carrot, red bell pepper and red onion in a rice vinegar dressing. The final touch is a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
Star King is known for beef, most of it cooked on the grill, but this salad rates a star too.
Star King Korean BBQ, 3807 Wilshire Blvd., #120, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Tel: (213) 384-5464.