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Friday, December 23, 2011

Some Real Korean Barbecue



There are so many Korean barbecue places everywhere, but this place is for real.
I don't know if this is the origin of Korean barbecue, but it's so good that doesn't really matter.
It's called Josun Barbecue Place (조선 화로구이= Josun Hwaro Gu Ee).




This place has a pojangmacha-ish kind of an atmosphere and a look, but this is just a part of the restaurant.
The entire restaurant is actually much larger and spacious.
Also... I think this place was in a movie...?




Like you may have expected,
there are celebrity signatures all over the place.
You should know by now that celebrity signatures = great place.




They sell so many different parts of beef or pork.
They even sell duck and some chilled noodle cuisines.




Unlike the U.S., banchan(side dish) is required in any Korean food, even steak or barbecue.
The side dishes here were kimchi, white radish water kimchi, spicy lettuce salad, and seasoned onion salad.
Banchan is to be eaten with the main food, not just by itself because it may be a bit too salty.
Although I call the onion and the lettuce side dish a salad, you don't eat them by themselves like
they do in the U.S.
It's meant to be eaten with the main food. Don't forget it!!!

 I'm sorry for emphasizing that you need to eat the side dishes with the main food
because I see so many foreigners totally just rant-rage that Korean food is too salty for their taste.
Duhhh because you're not supposed to just eat them by themselves!!! EAT THEM WITH YOUR MAIN DISH OR RICE!!!


We ordered pork, and it's already cooked on barbecue coal outside the restaurant.
All you really have to do is heat it up and cook it just a little more so that it's slightly
crunchy like bacon is.




Another thing you can't forget here is grilled garlic.
People think garlic is really spicy, but as you may have tried in garlic bread, garlic
even gets a little sweet when cooked.
We dip them in sesame oil and grill them, which complements the pork.




Then, you put the side dishes and the meat in the lettuce,
wrap it,
and put it in your mouth all in one bite.
If you're wondering why you should put them all in one bite,
try taking bites like you would with sandwiches, and you'll find out.
Ingredients are not equally spread out, so if you take bites, you may end up just biting the onions and no meat or kimchi. Plus, it can get really messy,
so just take it in one bite!
Make sure it's not too big for your one-bite size!!! Don't choke! :'(




This is the Dwenjang Chigae that always accompanies Korean barbecue.
It tastes slightly different depending on which restaurant you go to, but
I'll promise you they'll all taste really good.
If they don't, they wouldn't be able to stay in business.
This soup is really good with rice and kimchi, fyi!!!


I'll promise you they'll all taste really good.
If they don't, they wouldn't be able to stay in business.
This soup is really good with rice and kimchi, fyi!!!



Maybe make reservations on the weekends!

Seoul-shi Mapo-gu Seokyo-dong 31-18 (서울시 마포구 서교동 351-18)
Tel: 02-332-9295


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