Koreatown: KBBQ at Bulgogi Hut
I don’t know why I always thought Bulgogi Hut was a sandwich shop. I discovered last week it was most definitely an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ spot.
There are two combo options both of which are all-you-can-eat. There’s often a debate about all-you-can-eat KBBQ because it tends to be poorer meat quality. However, there are nights where you want a no fuss, inexpensive meal with friends. The six of us gathered one Sunday evening and the was a minimal wait.
We sat down and started ordering straight away from the pricier of the two combos. We were glad we opted for that one ($25 versus $20). This one came with more than 10 options the other combo didn’t have. And for $5, it was worth it to be able to order the steak. It turned out to be our favorite cut of the night so we ordered another one.
I got a couple of steamed eggs for the table. They weren’t in the usual Korean dishes but smaller bowls with sharply sloped sides. They were topped with cheese which some of the lactose intolerant of our group found un-amusing but I thought it was fun.
Actually, Bulgogi Hut is really into cheese. You can order cheese dipping sauces as well. It’s a mixture of at least two types of shredded cheese and diced jalepeno. There might even be Velveeta in there.
Usually I like to start with all the un-marinated meats first but this crowd alternated between them. So we had to get our grill cleaned occasionally.
The portions are on the conservative side. One round of brisket quickly disappeared so we ordered another. Plus beef tongue, pork belly and more.
As mentioned, this spot is into the cheese. Don’t forget the corn cheese!
The various banchan were pretty good. I liked the kimchi and jap chae (noodles) best. The kimchi cucumbers were spicy!
Bonus, they offer free parking in the attached structure.
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