I've provided a link below to my recent post asking for charcoal houses that would have the wonderful flavors of Soot Bull Jeep but with slightly more upscale decor, as I was being taken out by an older couple that I simply couldn't see coughing their way through the thick blue smoke of SBJ.
I was really interested in only taking them to a charcoal house because I feel that the charcoal contributes so much flavor. But Chosun Galbee's gas grills did a fantastic job.
Each plate of raw meat is served with a rather large pat of butter, which is then rubbed onto the grill by the waiter with a large pair of tongs. I'd never seen this done before at Korean BBQ, and I'm sure that this contributed in large part to the delicious flavor of the meats.
We ordered the boneless marinated short ribs and the spicy pork. The menu was quite extensive (certainly much more so than SBJ), sometimes offering multiple variations of the same meat. For example, 2 types of pork-- the first being the standard spicy pork (though this one has a slight sweetness in the background that was wonderful) and another "bacon" style pork which we did not order. Most meat dishes are $23.99 with a minimum order of two (versus SBJ's $16-$20)
We also ordered the Jap Chai (spelling?) which is a hot dish prepared with thin glassy rice noodles, vegetables and beef (cut up at the table with scissors) and it had an incredibly good flavor. It made me blow my lo carb diet (just for one evening...!)
Overall it was very pricey but extremely good. I almost forgot that there wasn't a lump of coal under the table... (almost). And it was nice to walk out of the restaurant not smelling like a campfire. Highly recommended.
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