Rating: 4 paws out of 5
Spent:.$25 per person
Date Friendly: Yes, If you want to smell like BBQ.
Note: All you can eat
14742 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY 11354
BBQ is a big favorite for this guy here. The sweet smell of meat being grilled, combined with the sweetness of the marinade is very intoxicating. Korean BBQ is a totally unique animal in the BBQ world. It savoriness is incomparable to any other BBQ in the world. Since this place is all you can eat, how much will this ferret eat before he just plain throws up.
Picnic Garden is all you can eat, it is a pretty simple set up, just go towards the buffet area and start acquiring the meat. Usually the buffet is well stocked and plenty of various different meats and sides that are usually served out as banchan. Banchan is the little side or starter dishes that Korean BBQ places give you before the main event starts.
The banchan here includes many items like seaweed salad, fried and steamed dumplings, korean pancake, and other various seafood. These side items are pretty much average. On busier days it is very fresh since it is always rotating out. This place is pretty popular so you may not have many periods of the day where you will be alone.
Bulgogi are thin slices of beef that has been marinated in a sweet soy sauce. The marainade is good and you control the cooking, you can control how well done you want. People come time to time to cut up your meat into bite sized pieces. The bulgogi here is of decent quality, not to gristly.
Galbi is usually marinated beef short ribs with a sweet garlicky soy sauce. The bone is intact at the end whole. This cut is the more traditional type and is the most authentic out of all of them. This is a favorite cut of many here. This cut provides good marbling and good thickness in the meat with the ease of eating.
L.A. Galbi is same as Galbi but cut differently. It is called L.A. for Lateral Axis. The short rib is cut against the bone, so you will see about 4-5 thin slices of bone. The marinade will penetrate the meat faster, thus having a more flavorful marinated meat. Many consider this cut a low end cut of short rib and harder to eat. Often I prefer this cut just for the flavor but it is harder to eat.
They provide the lettuce, bean paste, and garlic hot pepper to make the traditional lettuce wrap. This method makes the meat a bit tastier and appear to be more moist. Highly recommended to at least try once. If you are lazy you can just eat the meat. The wait staff here is decent, but you might require to request to have your lettuce and garlic refilled time to time. It is a after all an all you can eat buffet.
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