A night on the Koreatown

This weekend’s highlight was definitely Saturday. We went with M & K to Korean BBQ and it was DELICIOUS. This was my first experience at this style of restaurant so I felt very lucky we had a Korean friend in our group to explain things! We chose Dae Jang Keum which is on Engineer a few blocks off Convoy, San Diego’s Korean main street.

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[photo from yelp]

You start with a bucket of super-hot coals in the middle of the table.

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They top the coals with an iron griddle and bring you lots of marinated raw meat, which you can cook to your own liking. Medium rare, please!

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Meanwhile there are like a dozen sides, from pickled vegetables and kimchi to bean sprouts and seaweed, and lots of dips for the meat like soy sauce and hot chili paste and bean curd. And drinks too! There was water and hot tea and OB (Oriental Beer) and soju (kind of like a Korean vodka).

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When we were too stuffed to eat any more, we walked a few blocks away to a Korean karaoke bar. Each group gets a private room — not like American (Japanese?) style karaoke where you sing in front of the whole bar.

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And jumping around the spectrum of music from Queen to Chris Brown to Britney Spears to Limp Bizkit, we sang until we were hoarse.

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In the wise words of Fred Durst: Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy.

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3 thoughts on “A night on the Koreatown

  1. I think you have officially earned your Live Like a Korean badge! Also, email me pics when you get a chance please. Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy… Great, now it’s stuck in my head again! ;)

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