Korean Bulgogi BBQ

Cheap BBQ is great. Cheap Korean BBQ is just something a little different and fun when you want to mix it up a bit. Your Girlfriend/Boyfriend/”Life Partner” will love it!

My best suggestion is that before actually attempt to do Korean BBQ, go to a nice cheap Korean BBQ place in your city when you get a chance and experience it for yourself. There are pretty much two options at the places I have gone to. You have your dishes prepared in the kitchen such as your stir fry’s and soups. The staff will sit you at a table and take your order and bring it out to you. The other option is to have the staff sit you at a table with a BBQ hot plate in the middle. You then order your marinated raw meat and cook it yourself on the table.

To get a really good idea of the whole experience, I suggest going a bunch of times so you can really understand what it is all about. Any excuse to keep going back is good enough for me. Also, make sure you go with some friends. In the end they will probably encourage you to put on a Korean night or something.

I personally fell in love with the whole Korean food experience when I met my Korean friend “Colin”. He was into baseball and visiting Australia at the time. I took him to a few games and thought I would take him to a Korean restaurant so he could feel a bit of home and I could give the stuff a try. From then on, every week after baseball practice we went straight there for dinner. Since then, I think I have introduced more people to Korean food than any Korean has.

What sold me on doing it for myself was some pictures that he showed me of his grandparents that live up in the mountains somewhere. The whole family was sitting on the ground around a big wood fire BBQ with all sorts of meat and stuff on it. They were all picking away at the food with chopsticks and they looked so happy. I thought “This is what I want to do”.

I have had a lot of experience with a lot of different sorts of BBQ’s. Korean doesn’t just incorporate the cooking or the social part. It totally puts the two together and involves everyone.