Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Midweek Eats: Korean barbecue

Good afternoon good people! I hope you are all enjoying the week so far.

So, last Friday a good friend and I ventured out to Buford Highway to experience a little international treat... Hae Woon Dae   for some Korean barbecue.

Believe it or not, this was my first true Korean barbecue experience (the beef bulgogi appetizer at Aja doesn't count).

First let me start by saying you don't go here for the ambiance. Dated decor and Asian boy bands singing their latest pop song on the big screen hanging over the bar isn't quite what I expected, but the food more than makes up for it.
We didn't get to the restaurant until about 930pm, so it wasn't crowded at all. We sat at one of the barbecue tables near the bar and skimmed the menus. We went with the traditional beef bulgogi and short ribs. Once the hot coals were in place they brought out the line up of yummy Korean side dishes.

Everything was delish... but my favs were the pickled peppers and those 'green bean looking things' next to the kimchi. Our waitress called it "sweet potato ribs"... I've googled it and can't find a thing, I must have misunderstood, whatever it is, it was delicious!

Next, they put the short ribs on the grill.

Then the bulgogi.... it was like a thin sheet of meat that she had to cut with scissors. I actually prefer the bulgogi to the short ribs.

Our server instructed us to use the lettuce to make Korean burritos'... and that we did. We filled the lettuce with the tender meat, rice and a bunch of the yummy sides. 

We ate every little bit. It was yummy and fun and I will definitely be back. Just in case you don't believe me... here is the evidence I left behind... it looks like a crime scene.

As always, go check it out for yourselves and let us know what you think! Enjoy the rest of the week, and we will see you back here on Friday for, "What's for dinner".

Hae Woon Dae on Urbanspoon

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