Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Korean Pork BBQ Heaven

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I love trying new places and love Korean BBQ!  Although I've been hearing about Palsaik from various sources, it took me awhile to get there.  Located in a shopping center, the restaurant is hidden behind the BCD Tofu House on Western, lots of free parking.

My friend explained the name "Palsaik Samgyupsal" means "8 colors bacon" or 8 different flavors of pork.  PORK? I Can't Wait!  Palsaik Samgyupsal Korean BBQ is a famous pork belly restaurant in Seoul, a second U.S. location opening in Buena Park.  

While we waited outside for a table, my friend suggested we order the Palsaik Set Menu ($49.99).  It's comes with the 8 different pork flavors, seafood stew, green salad, mushrooms and vegetables for the grill, and two types of kim chee.  It was more than enough food for at least 3 people, you can also order additional dishes.

Once inside, the interior is not your typical Korean BBQ restaurant, it's more on the contemporary style and the tables are spread out.  The tops of the stools you sit on open up and you can store your belongings inside, just remember to get them when you leave.

When seated, you'll notice they don't have any chopsticks, spoons, or napkins on the table.  There's a drawer under the table that has all of that, so help yourself...

Here's What Jay Eats...


We started off with a green onion pancake

Our adventure began by sitting in front of two burners, one for a tabletop griddle and the other was for our seafood stew.


Seafood Stew

Crab, tofu, sausage, and vegetables.
Considering there's a chili pepper on top,
the miso broth wasn't spicy at all.

Once the green onion pancake was served, it was time for the 8 flavors of pork served on a board that explained each flavor.


From Top to Bottom
1.  Wine
2.  Original
3.  Ginseng
4.  Garlic
5.  Herb
6.  Curry
7.  Miso
8.  Spicy


Servers cut up the pork strips
when ready


Second set of pork strips
with vegetables and two types of
kim chee grillin'


Time to Eat! 


We ended the meal with kim chee fried rice
that they make in the seafood stew pot.
(or you can finish with rice soup)


Photo by Palsaik
Interior of Palsaik


Overall, it was a great dining experience.  Loved the different flavored pork and grilled kim chee, the seafood stew and kim chee fried rice were the bonus of the evening.  They do have a couple of beef options that you can order, but we stuck to pork belly.  I loved the service here, they took care of us and did all of the cooking, something I wasn't used to...




863 S. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 365-1750
www.palsaikbbq.com

Monday - Saturday 11 am - 12 am
Sunday 11 am - 11 pm



Photos by Jay Terauchi
Unless otherwise noted
©jayterauchi

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