Wanting to try something new and authentic I traveled into Koreatown for some tastebud teasing Korean BBQ. For those of you who has dined at Gyu-Kaku, you get the picture. I decided to experiment with Chosun galbee Restaurant on Olympic and Western. Each table has it's own personal gas grill and unlike Gyu-Kaku, the waitresses are dressed in traditional Korean attire and cook the food for you. I must admit, this was kind of hard for me at first with me being such a picky control freak but I adjusted pretty darn quick after being on my feet for 10 hours cooking for my client. I cater to my clients all day so it was nice being the one on the other end of this equation.
The ladies fired up the grill then brought a table full of appetizers which included kimchi and fish cakes. I was so hungry and by the time I was on my second serving of fish cakes, I thought to myself...I should take a picture! The food was placed on the grill and the one time I tried to cook it, the cute waitress de-tonged(if that's a word) me and took over. After our steak, veggies, and mushrooms were cook it was time for round 2 with some Bulgogi! They flipped of the gridddle and put on a grill rack for the extra flavor.
I preferred the thinly sliced meat because is yielded a much flavorful party in my mouth. My girls and I ate till we were just about stuffed. Once finished we were gifted with rice punch. I called it a Korean Horchata because it is made with rice. She told us it was served cold to aid in digestion. Did I mention one of the best things about this restaurant...$2 valet!!!!! Yes, you heard me right! Four people eat for about $80 which is a deal in my culinary book. If your ever in the area, check it out, and give me some feedback. Until next time..Don't deny your mouth what it wants, just treat it in moderation :)