Taking a break from the usual suspects, Jonathan Gold reviews Kang Ho-dong Baekjeong in K-Town, a barbecue place opened by Korean celebrity Kang Ho-dong. While The Goldster decides that there are better Korean restaurants in the nabe, he's nonetheless impressed with Baekjeong's quality:
While Kang Ho-dong Baekjeong may be, more or less, a Korean Hard Rock Cafe, based on a fantasy of an old-fashioned, beef-serving Korean bar, the food, while basic, is of surprisingly high quality.
You may as well — the seared meat doesn't quite explode into juice the way that it does a few blocks away at Park's Barbecue, but it is leagues better than anything you'll find at the all-you-can-eat barbecue joints that crowd this part of town.Recommended orders are the two beef set-course dinners and dosirak with meat, egg, kimchi and anchovies shaken around like bibimbap. [LAT]
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