EDIT: This location is closed, but miraculously Sorabol lives on elsewhere.
Since Korean BBQ has never let me down and the Century City food court has also never let me down, I decided to check out Sorabol, the Korean BBQ place in the Century City food court. At the time it seemed like a great idea. I walked up to their stand and saw a few different food items hanging out in heating trays, so I chose their beef short ribs. They looked a bit dry, but the woman behind the counter ladled some sort of Korean sauce over them. They came with noodles, rice and some vegetable sides. I dismissed the vegetable sides and paid my 10 bucks, which I thought was a pretty good deal. I was wrong.
Do you like eating sand? No? Because that’s what eating these ribs tasted like at times. Every few bites I would bite into something crunchy, and not the bone. No, this was as though the ribs had fallen into charcoal and been dusted off. To make matters worse, I don’t think I’ve eaten drier ribs in my life. Usually the fats around ribs make them juicy and tasty, but somehow any juiciness had been cooked out of these things. The flavoring was decent, but nothing special and certainly not good enough to overcome the feeling that I was consuming a desert.
The rice and noodles tasted just fine, but they were not the most important part of the dish. Sorabol certainly failed in my book, but they somehow manage to stay in business in the delicious Century City food court. Perhaps I just got a bad batch of food, but I really can’t imagine it being any better.