han yang 9/2/13
aunt, uncle, cousins in town to visit grandma, so parents, sis, and BIL went to han yang. small kid time this was our go to place, but it has changed hands several times. we never used to do yakiniku until a few years ago, and this place is $20, while most places are $25-28. they have more choices of meats than most, including two types of kobe beef. seriously good eats.
today, however, we did not have yakiniku. I had kalbi, the traditional cut, the meat cut so it folds out into a big piece attached to the bone (versus local/LA style which has three bone cross sections in a small strip of meat). used to be that there were 3 pieces, now only 2. and today they were a little off and it wasn't as good as usual. at $19.95, not so good a deal anymore.
sister had spicy veggie and tofu soup, was good.
BIL had special $10 combination plate flank steak and spicy pork. there were diff choices of 2 items for same price of $10. their spicy pork is usually good, and I sampled his flank steak. while some liked it, to me, I felt it was soft and mushy. it was seasoned better than the kalbi I got, though.
we were seated apart from the others, but I do know they enjoyed yellow corvina and tofu jun.
the seaweed soup was good, as usual, with lots of seaweed. ban chan was very good; today there was wong bok kimchi, cucumber kimchi, sweetened potatoes, bean sprouts, some spinach ish greens.
so highly recommended for yakiniku and most standard Korean dishes, but not for big bone kalbi.