Over the weekend I had a chance to try out Seoul Korean BBQ, a little hole in the wall with a big reputation located in the busy and popular "village district" of Downtown Burbank. This family run eatery has maintained a relativly low key persona while gaining loyal followers by serving great quality and generous portions at really good prices.
I discovered them while scoping out the area (via google street view) where a big tournament I was playing in last Saturday was being held. An all day event, I wanted to look for alternatives to the pool halls bar food menu. I spotted this place right across the street and after a quick look on Yelp, I knew I'd struck gold.
Seoul offers more of simple street style menu with a diverse selection of ten traditional homestyle dishes. Following the suggestion of a Yelp reviewer, I ordered the "Meat" Jun.
According to this review, it is rare to find the "Meat" Jun on an American menu, a lightly battered & fried meat (bulgogi I believe) served with a tangy dipping sauce. I was not disappointed, the meat stays tender and the batter is very light. The kimchi tasted fresh and was the perfect spicy complement without being overwhelming. With a soda, tax & tip it came to about $13.
If you'er also a fan of the spicy side of Korean cuisine check out Lauryn Chun's: The Kimchi Cookbook.
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