Fast-casual Korean and nowhere near Koreatown? Indeed. Healthy and close to the office, this is exactly what we needed for Friday lunch. Cham Bistro isn't in overcrowded Old Town, but instead in the South Lake District of Pasadena, where more quality restaurants are actually opening and parking is a breeze. The bibimbop is a little better if you eat it there, especially because it comes out in a sizzling hot pan, but it's still really delicious (with lots of chile paste) on the fly. For an even quicker bite, the tofu pockets with blue crab or arugula and radish are perfect. Apparently there's a happy hour, too. 3 PM can't come fast enough.