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TheDescendedLefticleOfAramis May 20, 2007 05:10 PM

... on 171st & Northern Blvd: thought the kalbi and bolgogi were quite good. A little disappointed 'cause of the lack of charcoal but the quality was there; very friendly service - this is a hit and run initial impression, we were in and out.

Time/opportunity allowing, I prefer the much more leisurely, "off-hours" feasts I used to have at (the former?) Sol Bawoo on 149th Place where the panchan used to draw up some interesting question marks ( as in, what exactly am I sampling ( in a good sense ) ... we're, admittedly, novices to this cuisine ). This place has apparently changed hands a number of times but I've always been drawn to the "off-boulevard feel".

What are your recommendations for lighter, summer fare along these lines?

  1. AdamBNYC Aug 31, 2007 08:41 PM

    This is one of my favorite Korean restaurants in Queens. I think their meat is the best quality compared to many other Korean places - important if you're going there for BBQ. I love their Kalbi, but sometimes have the plain sirloin steak which they serve with a salt/sesame oil dipping sauce on the side - very delicious. I think their Yook Gae Jang (not sure if the spelling is accurate) is the best of the other Korean places I've been to. I also recommend the Soon Doo Boo Ji Gae (maybe wrong spelling). These two are spicy.

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    1. re: AdamBNYC
      squid kun Sep 13, 2007 10:01 PM

      Can anyone confirm that the Northern Blvd. location doesn't have charcoal barbecue? I've seen fairly recent reports from the Union Street location that say it still does.

      1. re: squid kun
        ramen girl Sep 14, 2007 12:55 PM

        San soo kap san does what i call a half version meaning they do use wood chip but they put it on a gas stove.Essentially the meat is cooked with the heat from the wood chip and the gas is used to control the flames.Their are a few places that has been using this system but it doed not mean it is unauthentic.Nam oh jung use thissystem also .

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