Genwa

July 22, 2011

in dinner, restaurant

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!

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.

Holy Banchan!

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

Slurp!

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…

…and lollipops!

I only had a few sips/sucks of each. (Get your minds out of the gutter.)

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.

{ 12 comments }

1 gluttonandstudent July 22, 2011 at 8:07 am

yummmmm – Korean BBQ is the best! That clear seaweed looks so interesting – never saw anything like it!
Sounds like a FEAST

2 benaboboli July 22, 2011 at 8:35 am

Lynn, I’m salivating!!!

By the way, have you ever written a blog on how you and Abe first met? I think it’s cool that you guys have known each other for so long.

3 Lynn at The Actors Diet July 22, 2011 at 9:07 am

no i haven’t! maybe for a special anniversary post one year…

4 Cindy July 22, 2011 at 8:59 am

You never let me have any fun!

5 VeggieGirl July 22, 2011 at 9:24 am

Love Korean BBQ!

6 Monique July 22, 2011 at 9:33 am

I don’t think I’ve ever had Korean BBQ before and this is totally making me want to change that right now :)

7 MarathonVal July 22, 2011 at 10:28 am

Those noodles look soooo good. I never make those types of noodles for some reason but I should… I love them at restaurants!

8 Ellie@fitforthesoul July 22, 2011 at 11:21 am

Lynn! You always seem to have some of the best recs!! I shall try this place out! haaha I love how you said “banchan”! are you sure you’re not korean? :P And those are some of my faves~esp. the rice wraps and the marinated stuff. It’s so cool to see Korean foods and culture become more well known nowadays! It’s encouraging actually.
have a beautiful day!

9 the minty July 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Ha! Love the lollypops pic! It’s probably the best blurry photo of me… :)

I had a great time! Let’s do it again soon!

10 jranolajoyce July 22, 2011 at 1:25 pm

just made some bulgogi today!
hi, lynn, i’ve been reading for about a year now, and i just started my own blog!
i really appreciate everything–reading about recipes, your day and everything!
i hope you visit!

11 Lynn at The Actors Diet July 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Thanks! Your site looks great – congrats on launching!

12 Maris (In Good Taste) July 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I wish I could go there. Everything looked so delicious. It’s nice that you were all able to get together

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