|A good selection of banchan to start us off and stove to warm us up|
|What a feast!|
Hot BBQ on a cold winter night... one of the best dining ideas I've experienced. It was freezing outside, and my party of seven was fortunate to get a table right away without reservations. Before the grill was fired up, it was still pretty cold inside with the stainless steel tabletops. Then-- voila! Once we got going, the room and our bellies both warmed right up.
The complimentary appetizers, also called banchan, was varied and were replenished upon request. My favorites were the bean sprouts and kimchi. I'm not sure if the steamed egg is considered banchan, but I loved that, too. The bursts of color and flavor are memorable, long after the meal is over.
We contemplated going the all-you-can-eat route at $23 or $29 per person, but the server convinced us not to. He said the meat choices were limited and we may not get to enjoy the tastier cuts. Though the large combo set is described as serving only 3-4 people, the server said it would be plenty for our party. We ordered the beef set which included regular and spicy bulgogi, brisket, rib eye, and short rib-- all delicious! And not only was the server right, but we even had leftovers to take home.
With a couple of appetizers and some drinks, the meal ended up costing around $22 per person. Perhaps I can convince my party for an all-you-can-eat session for round 2!