Youngdong Tofu, 3233 Grand Ave. (at Peyton), Chino Hills
Yes, it’s a name that could launch a thousand off-color jokes, but forget the name and concentrate on the food. Youngdong has locations in Arcadia and San Gabriel besides this one in a neighborhood shopping center with an Albertsons. The Youngdong exterior is floor to ceiling glass, exposing the food hall atmosphere inside: rows of tables, bright lighting, minimal decor and lots of customers.
First they bring out the Korean side dishes: a half-dozen small plates with kimchi, fried pancake, seaweed, etc.
Our table of four ordered multiple dishes. Seafood and beef tofu soup, dumpling tofu soup and mushroom tofu soup ($8.83 each) come in bubbling pots, with a stone pot of rice on the side. Once they stopped bubbling, they were quite good, spiced to order (two of us went with medium, one with extra spicy). Spicy pork and BBQ beef ($13.95 each) were plates heaped with the meat in question, sweet and tender.
I’ve had Korean food only a few times, so I’m still a neophyte, but we all liked our meals very much and would go back. People on Yelp are excited too.