Saturday, June 19, 2010

Korean BBQ

This post took place on June 8, 2010.

I got to visit the pottery museums and shops in Icheon and Gwangju and saw a couple huge traditional style wood fire kilns.

At the end of that day, we ate Korean barbecue.

This was the only time we had BBQ on the trip, and it was really good. I'd heard the complaint that beef in Korea is so much more expensive than in the US, and it's true but not in the way I thought it would be.

An order of shoulder meat at this restaurant was 60,000 W, about $50.

That's a lot compared to $20-$30 for an order in a US Korean restaurant, but the beef was so much better. It tasted dry aged and was really well marbled. A better comparison would be to a good American steakhouse where steak for two is usually at least $60. In both countries you get what you pay for.

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