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Jul 22, 2007 12:59 AM

Korean BBQ with charcoal

I just got back from Seoul, Korea. Now I'm thinking about the BBQ dinner that I had at 63 Roof Garden (??) with real charcoal. I love the kalbi (2 kinds) without marinate, and they come with a few different kinds of leaves (besides lettuce) for wraps. And the cold noodle soup was the best I've ever had--the chewiness of the noodle was just right, and the soup so flavorful! I was also served a persimmon for dessert--almost transparent and you eat it with a spoon. I was told it's frozen since the previous autumn. It was so delicious!!!

I know there are a few restaurants here using charcoal. Who has the best meat and special side dishes in your opinion?

p.s. Loved the sesame leaves for wraps. Any place serving it?

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  1. Charcoal = Soot Bull Jeep, also Tahoe Galbi (?)

    Best panchan = Sa Rit Gol

    1. Soot Bul Guirim (either 1 or 2). Wide variety of meat and I like their panchan.

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      1. re: truliketrudat

        Where are they located? Are they better than Soot Bull Jeep? Frankly, I don't think that would be too difficult.

        1. re: bagdoodle

          I usually wind up at # 2 which is at:
          Soot Bul Gui Rim 2
          233 S Vermont Ave
          Los Angeles, CA 90020

          The quality of meat is quite good, especially their marinated short rib and beef tongue (my personal faves) and they have at least six different panchan.
          I like it better than SBJ.

          #1 is around 6th and Serrano I believe.

      2. Best places for charcoal Korean BBQ in my opinion is at Park's, followed closely by Soot Bull Jeep.

        Park's BBQ
        955 S. Vermont Ave, Suite G, Los Angeles, CA 90006

        Soot Bull Jeep
        3136 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005