I’m usually a bit hesitant when trying new food. I stick to what I know and I’m very content with it. I thought I would give Korean food a shot and was glad I did. Tania and I met up after work and stopped by Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong on 32nd Street and 5th Avenue.
As soon as we walked in we were greeted by all the waiters in Korean (I hope it was a greeting). One waiter shouted something out and the rest responded. This was repeated for every guest walking in. Right after we were seated we noticed a lot of different sides on our table. There were salads, sauces, onions, peppers, etc. We ordered the small beef combo which came along with a stew. Altogether it had thinly sliced brisket, marinated boneless short rib and prime boneless short rib. All the meats were just to die for. They were very fresh, tender and cooked right in front of us.
We topped things off with a seafood pancake, some egg, and corn with cheese. The egg and corn were prepared alongside with the meat on our table. Each guest’s table had a mini barbecue grill along with an independent vent. This meant you could cook the meat to your liking.
The staff was very friendly. This was our first time eating at such a place and we were comforted by the flyer on the table explaining what we had to do, and the waiters who directed us as they prepared the meat. I must admit I’m a little upset I didn’t get to use the call button located on the tabletop. I was a bit tempted to press it and say, “Oh, I was just testing it out”.
Overall, we were very satisfied with our meal and will definitely stop by again.
319 5th Ave New York, NY 10016