K-town series: Ssang Kogi Nara

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I know I said that we were going to stay away from Korean BBQ joints for this series but after further thought, it didn’t seem right since KBBQ is such a staple of the K-town restaurant industry.  Rather than blog about the well-known joints like Road to Seoul or Genwa, Kristen of Rock My Palate and I decided to check out a restaurant we had never heard of but came recommended by Mattatouille.  The draw?  Not only did this place offer AYCE kbbq, it also offered AYCE sushi/sashimi.

Ssang Kogi Nara is located on the outskirts of Koreatown in what can only be described as a “sketchy” neighborhood.  The restaurant seems out of place here amongst industrial businesses that are closed for the night. The interior isn’t the nicest but hey, it’s the food that matters, right?

The menu is simple – 4 different options based on how much you think you can pack away in your tummy.  We opted to go with Option C since AYCE kbbq, sushi AND sashimi ($25) seemed overkill for 2 people (and a kidlet).  For $20, we got AYCE meat and one plate of sashimi to share.  If I remember correctly, we opted for the short rib (galbi), marinated ribs, bulgogi and pork bulgogi. Continue Reading →

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