I seem to have cravings for Korean food at least once a week, and was amazed to find a delicious place in the northern suburbs of all places. Kalbee House, off SH 121 and Hebron Parkway in Carrollton, can certainly measure up to any of the more obvious choices in Koreatown.
They offer up a dizzying number of side dishes that literally cover the entire table, and are visually appetizing. If they didn't bring out any food other than this, you could literally fill up on this spread alone.
If you're into Korean BBQ, you know there's a difference between meat cooked over gas barbeques and those prepared over a pot of hot coal. This can be a deal breaker for me--if it ain't over coal, it ain't real. Kalbee House offers up both, and you can even sit outside, to boot.
Perhaps my favorite Korean dish is kimchee jji gae (kim chi stew with tofu), and I use this as a barometer to judge how good a Korean restaurant really is. So far, Kalbee House has the best offering I've eaten so far in the DFW metroplex. The jap chae is also excellent.
Service has improved over several visits, and has always been far above what we've experienced at Seoul Garden off Royal.
Also a plus--Hite beer!
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