I know that these are fightin’ words but I’m going to say them anyway: move over Soot Bull Jeep! There is a new King of Korean BBQ in town!
Ok, maybe I’m being a bit premature. I recently went to Park’s BBQ and it was love at first site and bite. I declared it my new fave. But a few of my dining companions stated that the still liked Soot Bull Jeep better. Hmmmm. I don’t often go to Soot Bull Jeep, I think that it is good, but it’s not my favorite (Sa Rit Gol has held that spot for a while). So, let the Korean BBQ challenge begin! I will be revisiting Sa Rit Gol and Soot Bull Jeep in the near future and we’ll see how they stack up to Park’s.
But in the meantime, delight your visual sense in the world that is Park’s BBQ…
Our three dippies: coarse salt with toasted sesame seed; a soy based sauce with chiles; and fermented soybean sauce.
Panchan! I had such a case of Stendhal’s Syndrome that I didn’t get a solo picture of the potato salad (it’s at the position) but it was fabulous. It was oil based (slightly, and no vinegar) with a hint of garlic.
The wonderful spinach with ground tofu and roasted sesame seed:
The Gae Jang (this stuff has a cult following):
The seafood pancake (this did not have a lot of seafood in it – I think that Sa Rit Gol will win this part of the competition):
And the piece de resistance – the de rigueur #2 – prime kalbi (thanks, ipsedixit!):
A luscious piece of sizzling
One thing that I like about Park’s is that they let you keep the bone from the short rib which they don’t do at Sa Rit Gol (I think at Soot Bull Jeep they have an order of bones!)
Raven stated that she likes the tongue better at Soot Bul Gui Rim since it’s cut thicker; I’ll have to try tongue at the other places.
Not as expensive as I thought it would be. It came out to $25 per person with a hefty tip (the service here is excellent!)
And for dessert, some Pot Bing Soo at Ice Kiss. Woof!
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