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A few notes on TAHOE GALBI

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A few notes on TAHOE GALBI

rabo encendido | Apr 5, 2006 05:42 PM

We're regulars here. Great Korean BBQ meets comfortable surroundings meets one more bottle of soju, please.

Noticed a few changes:

1. They now offer combo orders, the sort commonly found in cheaper
BBQ joints. A good value for bigger groups. Carnivoria!

2. A la carte meat orders now include miso soup. Not the more pungent
den jang chigae, but rather smacking of instant Japanese stuff. Blech.

3. Maybe this is not a permanent change, but we got twice as much
charcoal stuffed under our grill on this last visit. Great smoky flavor,
huge plume-shaft of smoke wafting, glowing embers dancing
dangerously close to our sweaters. Very Soot Bull Jeep-ish.

Not a change, but bears mention. Ordered the nakji bokum (stir-fried octopus) off the appetizer menu (which is a misnomer---"appetizer" portions are humongous, and arrive in the middle of the meal).

Holy smokes, was this stuff delicious. Trembling, melting baby cephalopods, alongside cooked-to-just-wilting green onions and button mushrooms bursting with juice. All awash in blazing orange, sweat-inducing spiciness. Served on a sizzling platter, the longer it sat and melded, the better it got. Pass the Tums, please.

Tahoe Galbi Korean BBQ
3986 Wilshire Blvd (@ Wilton, SE corner)
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 213-365-9000

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