I am going to kick things off with a recent meal I had about a week ago at a Korean BBQ joint (haven’t had one in a longgg time) with my boyfriend…
Each of us got a Dinner Buffet package which gave us access to a variety of meat such as top blade (beef), beef short plate marinated in spicy sauce, pork skins, chicken ribs, etc. There was also a Special Buffet with a whole lot more meat dishes to choose from but to us, most meat taste the same so we couldn’t be bothered.
We also ordered a grilled cheese dish of which the first piece was on the house . I think the cheese was Mozzarella as it was rather gooey and soft even after being cooked.
One of the things I love about Korean restaurants is that the meal usually comes with a variety of side dishes, called banchan and they are mostly free-of-charge, here we got our usual rice cakes (Tteokbokki), steamed eggs, corn with cheese, kimchi, etc. → You could literally get full on these banchan alone so I would advise you to not over-order them to save belly space for the main dishes.
Our favorite dishes (including banchan) were: chicken ribs marinated in spicy sauce, short blade marinated in spicy sauce, sausages, pork shoulder, and of course the grilled cheese
The oyster dish was also good (especially the cheese covered on top), though the oyster themselves were rather small (but hey, it was a buffet sooo technically, I could have ordered as many as I wanted).
Sadly, we got so full by the end of our meal (there was a time limit of 2 hours for each table - strange I know), that we had to send back the prawns and octopus, and we did not get to order anything else the second time
But well, for around $14/person, I’d say it is money well spent. We would definitely visit this BBQ joint again, with a bigger group of course
Let us know if there is a Korean BBQ joint near where you live and whether you have tried one out or not