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Sammy Chon's KTown Barbecue in Cherry Hill- Why is this place under the radar on the Chowhound Philly board?

middleagedfoodie | Feb 28, 201203:13 AM

Went for first time last night. To use an old overused expression, we were blown away. First, the service is fantastic for an inexpensive no frills place. Very helpful, but not obtrusive if you don't want to be bothered.

The little complimentary veggie plates came immediately after we ordered: slightly smokey kimchee that was less spicey and less sour than I am used to, interesting pickled radish, nicely spiced really crunchy cucumbers, bean sprouts, julienned potatoes that were served cold and had an imperceptable delicate flavor that served as a counterbalance to all the other little plates and cubes of ham that looked smoked, but tasted more Korean than deli.

Next, we shared an order of 4 large chicken wings. They offer 4 preparations. We chose spicy, which was more sweet than spicy, but not overally spicy. The crunch was very satisfying and not like any other wings I have tasted.

After the wings, we shared an order of kimchee soup with lots of cabbage, incredibly silky rice cake slices and a smattering of firm tofu and just OK pork. Very tangy and the preserved cabbage managed to stay crispy, not at all soggy.

A little too fast on the delivery, since we were still eatting soup, came our order of pork bulgogi, deliciously juicy and medium spicy. We ate it with our perfectly prepared multi grain rice bowls.

We brought a California Gewurtrimener since they don't serve liquor. It had a slight sweetness which complimented the food.

Total for all this food with tip was well under $50. Coming back because there are lots more dishes on the menu we want to try.

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