|Austin Korean Restaurant | Korean Grill - Ssambob (Ssambap), Bulgogi, BeeBimBop (Bibimbap)|
|Thursday, 01 July 2010 00:00|
Located at Austin Chinatown Center of N. Lamar Blvd, the plain facade of Korean Grill next to TC Noodle Restaurant adopts simplicity for its interior as well. The dining area appears spacious and spread out into the left wing as one enters.
My Significant Other and I dated a friend for lunch and he happened to arrive earlier. We promptly joined him and checked out the menu. Since it was our first time, we decided to go for a family-style so that everyone could try a fair bit of everything. In a nice array of entree choices, the most notable is House Specials and the top on the list is Ssambob (쌈밥). Ssambob or at times written as Ssambap, is a Korean version of taco. Typically prepared with bulgogi (BBQ meats/seafood) or rice and a little ssamjang sauce to be laid on a leaf, then wrap before it goes into mouth. I love plenty of vegetables to go with meats so I suggested Ssambob for our entree. In addition to that, our waitstaff recommended Kimchi pancake for appetizer and all of us gamed for it.
Within minutes, our appetizer arrived. Guess what? The huge platter of Kimchi pancake was surrounded by an array of delicious banchan (side dishes). On our dining table, there were almost a dozen of attractive dishes to nibble, from kimchi, anchovies, tofu, black beans, bok choy to Korean bean sprouts (just to name a few). None of these small plates was repeated twice! Wow..awesome five stars banchan!
After we emptied half of the pancake's platter, the highlight of our meal was served. The great offer of the ssambob we ordered was served with 4 types of bulgogi namely beef, chicken, pork and squib, accompanied by slices of pickled radish and savory-spicy sauce with a taste of daenjang (soy bean paste). Instantaneously, our huge table was filled up as if we were having a banquet!
The bulgogi meats were perfectly marinated and grilled, they were scrumptious! And I love the hands-one experience to wrap my own ssambob. Service was great too. Obviously Korean Grill wins my heart to chow down with family or friends.
10901 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753
Phone: (512) 339 0234
Menu - Lunch Specials: http://koreangrillaustin.com/menu_spec.aspx
|Last Updated on Thursday, 01 July 2010 13:23|
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