Made in L.A.: BCD Tofu House

Hee-Sook Lee is the owner and Chief Executive of BCD Tofu House – a chain of popular 24 hour Korean restaurants that specialize in the spicy soup dish soon-tofu.  After arriving in Los Angeles with her family in 1989, Lee opened the first BCD Tofu House in 1996 on Vermont and 7th Street, located on the edge of Koreatown.  Since then BCD has expanded globally to include locations in Seoul, Tokyo, Seattle, New York and across Southern California.  Here, Lee tells the story of why she and her family came to Los Angeles and how BCD Tofu House began.