Million RestaurantDigest Step Up to the Plate
July 14, 2013
Story By: Alana Folen | Photos by: Leah Friel
A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: KAL BI, BEEF BRISKET KIMCHEE STEW ($12.95)
You can’t put a price on comfort food, and Million Restaurant hits the spot with an authentic Korean meal. Open for dinner only, the Sheridan Street restaurant hosts a slew of options, including Bul Go Gi (yakiniku style) and Kal Bi (yakiniku style), as well as home-cooked mouthwatering dishes, such as Kal Bi, Beef Brisket Kimchee Stew. This spicy stew is a hot addition to any meal, and this month is the perfect time to slurp up this savory concoction.
Cubes of tofu help to soak up the stew and add a delicate texture to this substantial entree.
The stew boasts maximum flavor with a hearty base, as it features kimchee and beef broth. The homemade kimchee relies on red chili pepper as its main ingredient, yet the unforgettable taste is attributed to Million’s secret sauce, which is kept entirely under wraps.
Chopped green onions are worked into the dish and present a subtle, but distinguished accent that’s well-received.
Tender morsels of kalbi and beef brisket are submerged in the stew. The meat’s flavors marinate in the broth and make for a jaw-dropping combination of tastes.
The hour-long preparation process results in a robust flavor profile. According to Paik, this delicious stew can be enjoyed family-style or as an entree for a hungry diner. A bowl of hot, fluffy rice complements the dish nicely.
“This is our July special,” says restaurant manager Diana Paik. “Many of our customers like this dish.”
626 Sheridan St., Honolulu
Monday-Saturday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Sunday, 5-11 p.m.