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Searing Up Some ‘Seoul’ Food

A La Carte Columns

August 20, 2017

Story By: Stephanie Kim | Photos by: Stephanie Kim

Stone Pot Rice and Bulgogi + Soup ($16.95 lunch special; pictured without the soup)

At Seoul Garden Yakiniku, customers can find a “garden” of Korean dishes — from succulent grilling meats to a variety of stews, soups and other gourmet fare.

The restaurant is conveniently located on Kapiolani Boulevard and serves up great specials for both lunch and dinner. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., feast on discounted lunch dishes, such as Korean miso stew or spicy beef soup, as well as yakiniku items, such as barbecue kalbi or meat jun.

Pork Belly ($23.95 yakiniku entree)

To get things fired up, start your yakiniku feast off by selecting entrees, such as delicious Pork Belly ($23.95), to throw on the grill. Then, add orders of side dishes and other entrees to round out your dining experience.

Servers bring out a vibrant array of complimentary banchan, or Korean side dishes, that range from pickled vegetables to daikon and much more.

Once the large portions of meat hit the table, turn on the grill and get cooking!

MIXING THINGS UP

To accompany your freshly barbecued meal at Seoul Garden Yakiniku, try Stone Pot Rice and Bulgogi + Soup ($16.95 lunch special). Mix together the vegetables, including shiitake mushrooms, carrots, cucumbers and bean sprouts, and bulgogi (thinly sliced marinated beef) with the raw egg, which will cook from the sheer heat of the warm bed of white rice and hot stone pot. Then, select a soup, such as Kimchi Stew or Korean Miso Stew, to complete your meal.

Seoul Garden Yakiniku

1679 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu
944-4803
Daily, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

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