If you’ve never been to a Korean BBQ restaurant before where they bring you plate after plate of food and you cook it all yourself, it can be a bit intimidating. These tips will help you get an optimal dining experience and keep you from looking lost.
In this video from the ZAGAT YouTube channel, Jonathan Angelluci, the General Manager at Do Hwa, shares some tips on how to dine at a Korean BBQ joint in style. First, place the sliced onion on the grill plate and slide it around. This will spread the onion’s flavor all over and help keep the meat from sticking later. Now, start grilling your vegetables on the sides of the grill plate. They take the longest to cook, so it’s best to start them before you grill your meat. When it’s time for the meat, grill it all near the center of the grill plate for about two minutes on each side. While things are grilling, dive into your “ban-chan” or side dishes, and feel free to snag pieces of meat to eat right off the grill. And if they give you lettuce for lettuce wraps, aim for making each wrap a two-bite affair, not an overstuffed burrito.