Friday night’s all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ in K-Town made my life. Yes, I left the restaurant smelling of meat, and yes, we waited almost 2 hours for a table…but it was so worth it.
Blair and I found the restaurant next to the one with the stars and moons before the Swell Season show at the Wiltern. We didn’t have the appetite or the time to get our money’s worth for all-you-can-eat, but we vowed to return to fulfill our Korean BBQ destiny. Unlimited Kimchee, rice cakes, kimchee pancake (our fave) short ribs, brisket, you name it. So so so happy.
Two rounds of food later, we took a leap of faith and ordered the BBQ squid. They brought out a huge squid steak and tentacles…calamari is kind of what we had in mind, but we dug in anyway. Unfortunately, the head kind of had an odd resemblence of…well, what do you think? Thanks, JT, for pointing that out.
Couple hours later, we had to insist multiple times that we had enough to eat. Our waiter brought around his fancy metal scrap-y tools to clean off the grill and a pile of shredded radishes (apparently, they’re a really good cleaning agent!) About ready to throw in the towel and grab our wallets, they bring out the last…last….dish: Kimchee fried rice and miso soup (no joke.) We rallied, conquered, and rolled ourselves out of there.
And that’s how it’s done.
PS: the real name of the restaurant next to the one with the stars and moons is Hae Jang Chon