Posted by: Hil | October 22, 2008

Korean Barbecue

The husband and I were just going to roast some chicken and vegetables for dinner, but we were both feeling incredibly listless and bored, so we decided that we needed to get out of the house.  We couldn’t find a good movie playing, so dinner it was.  We ended up deciding to try a new Korean barbecue place.  Korean barbecue is one of my favorite things.  It’s a nice slow-paced, varied, interactive dinner.  And given its focus on on meat and vegetables, it was perfect for the currently South Beach-ing husband.  A word of warning: vegetarians might need to do some coordinating with the waiter to make sure you get enough food.  Korean barbecue places generally have vegetarian soups and salads and rice and noodle dishes, but the whole fun of going to Korean barbecue is the grill. 

But I’m getting ahead of myself.  First course:  lots of little vegetable bibs and bobs.  These generally come for free with whatever meats you order.  In this picture:  steamed broccoli with sesame oil, a clear soup, Asian potato salad (the only thing I didn’t like), and sliced tomatoes with scallions and spices.


In this picture:  leafy green salad, steamed asparagus with a creamy soy/sesame sauce and two kind of kimchi.  Yum.  I love meals with lots of variety, especially with vegetables.  The broccoli was the best, with the asparagus in a close second, but all of it was very good.



The Lemonator decided that he could break South Beach rules for one course to order some seared dumplings.  I told him that I very much doubted that a couple of wonton skins were going to raise his blood sugar all that quickly give the amount of protein he was eating with them.  These were fantastic:  tender and stuffed full of good filling.  I had one and the Lemonator had the rest.


Now the fun part:  the waiter brings by a plate of raw food.  Our plate had mushrooms, onions, garlic, scallions, marinated beef and marinated pork belly.


They light a grill in the middle of your table and you cook your own bites of food exactly how you like them.


When your bite is cooked, you avail yourself of the various delicious dipping sauces that have been provided for you.


It was a wonderful night out.  It did us a lot of good to just get out of the house and do something a bit fun and different.  And if you have never tried Korean Barbecue, I highly recommend it!



  1. Such a lovely night out!

  2. Korean BBQ. Got it. Next on the list… 🙂

  3. I LOVEEEEEEE korean grill. there’s a korean restaurant near our house we’ve been to a gazillion times and still love and cherish it. korean food is very popular in our household! so glad you had such a good meal 😀

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