I am always craving Asian food, and in particular Korean food. T wanted to take me to dinner before he had to go to work, so we went to K-Town BBQ in Newark. For Korean BBQ, we always go to Gen so we decided to try a new place out. As soon as we got in, we noticed we were the first people there. Then again, they just opened for dinner at 5pm. There were no blue lights or some Top 40s Spotify playlist playing super loud. We were seated at a table with a grill. We ordered beer (Sapporo for T and Hite for me), as well as some soju. Since we we opted for “All You Can Eat” Korean BBQ, we opted for the “Hangry Set,” which was $30 per person. This included:
- Unlimited Side Dishes
- Unlimited Rice
- Soybean or Kimchi Soup
- Dumplings (if requested)
- Unlimited Meat to grill:
- Thinly sliced brisket
- Pork belly
- Chicken Bulgogi
- Spicy Chicken
- Spicy Pork
- Pork Neck
- LA Short Ribs
- Pork jowl (jaw)
- Chef’s Choice
Out of the items we selected and ate:
- Kimchi Soup: this had a great flavor and a nice little spice to it. There were bits and pieces of pork that was so tender! Yum!
- Kkakdugi: this is the cubed radish kimchi. YUM YUM YUM!!! Everytime I go to a Korean spot I always get extra daikon and I enjoyed this so much and kept asking for more.
- Sigeumchi Namul banchan: this is a Korean spinach salad side dish that is seasoned with garlic, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds. Another favorite of mine!
Japchae: stir-fried glass noodles and vegetables. This was a good filler while waiting for our meat to cook. I’ve had better japchae, but then again, this was tasty (not saying it was bad).
- Macaroni salad: their macaroni salad reminded me of honey mustard. It was sweet yet tangy.
- Thinly sliced brisket: I like to cook these until it’s kind of crispy (think beef bacon) and eat it with the daikon. YUM!
- Pork belly: the pork belly wasn’t marinated or seasoned, but the meat was still flavorful
- Pork Neck: I enjoyed this wrapped in the thinly sliced radish with some kimchi
- LA Short Ribs: this was greatly seasoned, super tender, and full of flavor.
- Bulgogi: I liked their bulgogi better than Gen’s. Very flavorful.
- Pork jowl (jaw): For some reason I can’t fully remember how this was…
I enjoyed my time at K-Town. The food we did eat was great. For $30 I wished they had more meat selections, but what we did order was still tasty. The side dishes here were better than Gen’s. I’ll be back and I do recommend!
Note: The restaurant got busier closer to 7pm, which was fine because we ended up leaving around 7:30.