Baltimore has the largest Korean population in the US outside Los Angeles and New York City, and over the past 30 years, they’ve established deep roots in the community. Shin Chon Garden in Ellicott City is one of the top 10 Korean barbecue experiences in America. There is often a line of patrons willing to wait for the fantastic kalbi (short ribs) and bulgogi (thinly sliced beef), which come with enough banchan (side dishes) to fill the entire table. As with Korean tradition, expect a communal dining experience. For soon doo boo (tofu stew), go to Lighthouse Tofu & BBQ. The red pepperbased broth can be ordered with a variety of ingredients and spice levels, but they all come with a raw egg for you to crack into the boiling hot soup.