Dinner at Genwa Korean BBQ in Los Angeles.
For the last 2 months I’ve been trying to get together with some ladies I met at the “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” event. Juggling four busy schedules is tough, but Shauna, Lizzy, Josie and I finally made it happen last night at Genwa Korean BBQ Restaurant.
Saved room all day in my belly – all I had was half a ‘loupe + Blueberry Granola Bar
Genwa is not all-you-can-eat, like most Korean BBQ places in the area. The food is higher quality and the ambiance is fancier, with special tables that pull the smoke down so you don’t leave reeking.
We decided to start with the A+ Course, and see where things went from there.
There were over 21 different dishes, filled with everything from potato salad to kimchee to pickled fish. I had bites of it all, plus we got extra orders of this vinegar-y clear seaweed:
Also with the combo – salad and noodles
Of course, the meat! The servers were very attentive and pretty much did the BBQ-ing for us.
Split amongst 3:
I alternated my BBQ between rice wrapper…
…grilled daikon radish…
…and several spoonfuls of rice:
Speaking of which, Josie ordered a beautiful bibimbap, which she generously shared with us.
As if that wasn’t enough food – I polished off a bowl of Soon Tofu…
…plus a spoonful of bubbling, custard-y egg:
At the end of the meal, they brought out this sweet cinnamon tea…
It was the perfect amount of food! My advice is to order half of what they suggest. With all the extras, you’ll leave satisfied, but not ready to burst from a BBQ food baby.