Soh is a Korean BBQ spot built for Pasadena, which means it’s all very easy - there’s plenty of parking, you can make a reservation, and it’s full of local families. It’s also very good. Order one of the combinations (for two, four, or six people, although they can feed a bit more than whatever they say). They all include our two favorite cuts: Beef belly - an unusual cut that’s usually not served even though it’s tender, flavorful, and great, and pork jowl, which is also fantastic. The banchan is fresh-tasting, bright, and plentiful, and if you’re going to add one thing on, make it the kimchi fried rice, topped with a fried egg and bacon.

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