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Soot Bulguirim 2 (review w/ PICS)


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Soot Bulguirim 2 (review w/ PICS)

young_chower | | Mar 29, 2007 01:46 PM

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One restaurant that has been on my "to-conquer" list has been Soot Bulguirim 2 in Koreatown. It's a Korean BBQ place that uses charcoal grills. It's also all-you-can-eat for $15 (not counting tax/tip).

We walked in on Tuesday (3/27) around 11:30am. There was no one in there. We quickly ordered from the menu at the wall. We got thin sliced beef, marinated boneless short ribs, boneless short ribs, and pork belly.

This is my 2nd ever Korean BBQ meal, so I don't have much authority but nevertheless feel comfortable evaluating the meal soley on tastiness.

The panchan tasted ok. Not spectacular in flavor. But it didn't taste bad. Just not that special.

The meat is a little harder to evaluate. I realized towards the end of the meal that the beauty of Korean BBQ is that you get to make the meat EXACTLY the way you want it. For me, that means well done, somewhat crispy. I also liked to marinate the meat on the grill with the sauce (don't know what it's called... it has a slice of jalapeno in it). When prepared the meat this way, it was VERY tasty and delicious, dare I say incredible.

The marinated boneless short ribs was a bit too fatty for me. Definetly too chewy for my tastes. Its flavor though was absolutely delicious. The rest of the meat did not have too much fat.

Overall, I really enjoyed the meal. I don't really know if the charcoals added anything. I like how it's a slow paced meal that doesn't lead to me eating too much too fast. And for the price, I think it's a great deal.



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