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Jinju, Korea - Traditional Korean BBQ Dinner at U-Ga-Chon

klyeoh May 16, 2012 09:27 AM

This is quite simply the best restaurant in Jinju offering "bulgogi" (Korean-style BBQ beef) and "kalbi bulgogi" (large beef-ribs), accompanied by a selection of kimchi and side-dishes like raw squid tentacles & vegetable salads.

Dinner ended with choices of water noodles/ "mul naengmyeon" (물 냉면) and spicy noodles/"bibim naengmyeon" (비빔 냉면).

Desserts were fresh fruits and "shikhye" (fermented malt-rice drink).

Address details
U-Ga-Chon Korean Restaurant
790-1 Pyong Ga-dong
Tel: 055-7469566

  1. kubasd Jun 21, 2012 04:49 PM

    I'll pass this restaurant, as well as your review (and pictures) for the seafood restaurant, on to my sister who'll be living in Goeje for the next year...

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    1. re: kubasd
      klyeoh Jun 22, 2012 03:21 AM

      If your sister is going to live in Geoje, she'd probably be able to find *much* better options in Busan, which is more "cosmopolitan" than little towns like Jinju or Sacheon. Of course, "cosmopolitan" is a rather relative term here, as even Seoul, by far more exposed to outside/foreign influences, still felt very introverted culturally to me.

    2. s
      sarahtorres Jun 8, 2012 10:15 AM

      My husband is headed to Jinju soon. I will pass along the restaurant info. Thanks!

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      1. re: sarahtorres
        klyeoh Jun 9, 2012 03:22 AM

        You're welcome, sarah. I gather that your husband will have Korean contacts there - because 99% of the folks there, even the restaurant staff, didn't speak any English.

        The only restaurateur who could converse with me was the owner-chef of Zio Ricco:

        1. re: klyeoh
          sarahtorres Jun 10, 2012 12:58 AM

          He has some Korean ability and will have Korean-speaking friends luckily!

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