January has been pretty busy for me! Luckily, I still had time to go out for dinner. Let me show you a short review of the places visited.
First stop: Hobak Korean BBQ. We arrived around 10:30pm for a late dinner.The interior is absolutely fun! The decor and seating makes it feel as if you’re eating out in a street market.
This isn’t one of those all you can eat (AYCE) Korean BBQ. Hobak is about the meat quality and experience. There is care and freshness that goes into the meat. Also, this place is strictly beef and pork, no chicken my friends! They do have brisket on the menu, but please try other cuts here!
Our server was very attentive and guided us throughout the entire presentation. He explained different ways to eat pair up the meat with the side dishes–Banchan. There were so many side dishes and each one was yummy! I am fickle about kimichi in the sense that some places really over do it with the spicy seasoning. The spicy seasoning becomes so over powering that you cannot enjoy the kimichi. Hobak was the perfect balance.
One of my favorite combinations was the brisket with sushi rice. OMG, my face wanted to melt from the delicious flavor of the beef and sushi rice vinegar. Another stand-out combination was the skirt-steak wrapped in rice-vinegar bokchoy leaves.
Hobak was delicious and left me SO FULL as if I ate AYCE! I secretly trying to make my way back in soon. mehehe