Wednesday, October 15, 2008

You're Hotter than Kimchi…

Dinner was hot off the grill last night at Oz Korean BBQ. Oz is located on Bradshaw Road off Highway 50 and cannot be missed, especially at night, as it is illuminated with several "palm trees" and there are decorative lights around the smokestacks on the building. Here I am in front of one of the trees.

Inside the lobby at Oz.

Here is the salad starter. It's a cabbage dish, and tastes very similar to coleslaw.

Here are the traditional sides (banchan) that come with dinner. Many of the side dishes are pickled, salted, or fermented and many are spicy. I tasted the kimchi which was mild compared to some I have had. I like the taste, but it's a little too hot for me to eat more than a few bites. ;)

Here is the grill in the middle of the table. Disclaimer: if you have long legs, be very careful… the grill hangs under the table a bit and can get in the way of your knees.

Here is a picture of the seafood combo. It is a mix of prawn & ocean scallop, red & green bell peppers, asparagus, & onion and is prepared with garlic butter sauce.

So while my dinner was cooking away on the grill, I enjoyed another dish called Bulgogi (pictured below)…

Bulgogi is thinly sliced (almost ground in texture) prime sirloin marinated in Korean traditional B.B.Q. sauce. Topped with green onion and sesame. It is served on a bed of shirataki (yam) noodles. Bulgogi literally means "fire meat" in Korean (referring to the cooking technique--over an open flame--rather than the dish's spiciness).

So, the grilled seafood and veggies go into a romaine wrap with the pickled sides and fermented bean paste (mmm umami) and it's pretty much like BK (have it your way) ;)... wrap up anything you want in there and roll up to enjoy. Yum.

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