This time,in this post, I will write about the yummy Seorabeol Korean BBQ Restaurant at Dongdaemun. Korean BBQ is different from other BBQ that I have tasted before. Korean BBQ is unique and has its own authentic taste that no other BBQ can offer.I have had BBQ at many other countries but I like Korean BBQ the most. I learn from Korean friend that there is a great way to eat Korean BBQ that I can try.
The steps are easy to learn and good to practice which is I take a piece of leaf then put: the garlic , onion, beef, stir-fry vegetables, sauce then wrap them all together and eat it at one bite. It tasted very delicious and somehow they mixed very well at great flavor and didn’t taste weird at all. But, don’t eat BBQ at your first date because the BBQ is too delicious, cannot hide it at all that makes you eat with super large mouth open widely. People should impress their first date well, right?? (✿ ♥‿ ♥)
Seorabeol Korean Restaurant
My trip to Seoul this time, I chose Seorabeol (Dongdaemun Branch) to taste the famous Korean BBQ. I have walked several places to consider which one should I try but I finally picked this one. Other popular Korean BBQ that you may try such as: Baekjeong Korean BBQ (Branches at Dongdaemun and Myeongdong) or Cha Iyagi Korean BBQ (Insadong).
Seorabeol has great service. At first, I just have a glance at the sign board in front of the restaurant. The weather was very cold, I thought it might be nice to have BBQ. The young guy with glasses came out quickly and gave warm greeting. During my BBQ time, he was very diligent to walk from one table to another table to check whether all guests are fine with their BBQ. He helped me to switched the black burnt BBQ grill tool a few times and I asked him a new bowl and plate which he gave me very fast. He even told me to have a free coffee that can be refilled as many time as I like and they offer two choices of coffee.The first one coffee taste very light,seems like Caffe Latte and the second one taste more like cappuccino. He was very kind and made my BBQ Korean experience so wonderful. Thank you, Oppa!!
I highly recommend this place and of course will come back to eat Korean BBQ here if I travel back to Seoul next time.I was so impressed with the food and the service here at Seorabeol. If I was not mistakenly remember, there was a Song Joong Ki advertisement in front of the restaurant as you can see from the picture LOL…(^▽^)
Besides the meat that I order, Seorabeol Menu also provide many side dishes for guest such as spicy tofu soup, stir-fry vegetables, caramelized onion, garlics, soya bean sauce tofu, cabbage salad, kimchi, perilla and lettuce leaves, free water and coffee. If guest is still not full can also order rice to eat along with the BBQ.
I orderd 150g pork belly which cost only 12000 Won. It surprised me that Seorabeol Korean BBQ also provide a huge tasty meat at the grill pan. I was amazed with how good it was the service and the foods at this restaurant. The price was fair and affordable. The food tasted very delicious that made me could not stop eating and fell in love with Korean BBQ. It was love at first sight.The pork belly was very tender and juicy. I cut the large meat with scissors into several pieces after grill it medium rare.The meat fat really smell so delicious that it almost explode inside my mouth.
After having my BBQ, I drank several cups of coffee there which were free and I went to their toilet which located at 2nd floor upstairs. The toilet was very clean. The restaurant has cozy environment and it was a fun place to hang out with family or friends while having delicious Korean BBQ.
Just a simple tips from me, before start to grill the BBQ, it will be better to open coat or jacket and keep it inside a plastic bag to avoid the meat smell stick on the coat/jacket after having BBQ.But if you don’t mind with the smell, it is fine to just wear it.