Friday, August 26, 2011

Duluth: Myung Ga Won


My student Dongwon Lee celebrated his newly minted Ph.D. by taking me to Myung Ga Won. It's across from Gwinnett Mall. The decor is modern upscale, giving a fancier feel than one finds in most Korean BBQ restaurants.  I think that the food preparation also reflects this greater degree of care.





This is Dongwon with our lunch for two. The grill is in the middle of the table.  Our server brought the raw meat to the table and cooked it for us. We had a classic Korean BBQ made of short ribs. The short rib meat had been spiral cut from the bone---I can't imagine how much practice it takes to do that. Our server then cut it into small pieces and grilld them without adding sauce, unlike American BBQ. I used the soy sauce you can see just in front of the grill.  The meat was excellent, balancing juiciness with the char from the grill. You can eat it wrapped in lettuce leaves or as is.  I always enjoy the huge number of side dishes that come with a Korean meal.  Korean BBQ is great for celebration and enjoying friends. The excellent and carefully prepared food here made this experience even better.

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