Sunday, January 31, 2010

Picnic Garden.

Not too long after he consumed 5 pounds of curry rice, Roomie was craving a new food challenge. The food had to be good and it had to be worth the money. I forgot who it was that originally proposed to go to Picnic Garden, but whoever that was, I thank them so much for mentioning the place!

There is a wide range of selections that this buffet offers. Not only do they have trays of raw goodies waiting to be grilled, but they also have various Korean banchan specialties, such as kimchi and gimbap (seen above), as well as hot soups and steamed dumplings. On the plate above is kimchi, gimbag, korean potato salad, sauteed spinach, cucumber kimchi, and lettuce kimchi. All of the kimchi varieties were very fresh and well-spiced.

On the grill here is some bulgogi, or thinly sliced and marinated beef. it cooked pretty quickly and was excellent when wrapped in fresh romaine lettuce leaves with a grilled clove of garlic and some spicy sauce.

Here, we have some chicken cooking. The chicken, as with all of the other meat, was marinated. After cooked, it was very tender and with a sweet, yet slightly spicy taste to it.

Basket of freshly-washed romaine lettuce leaves. The staff diligently paid attention to our bowls and replenished them, as well as coming around with shears to cut our meat on the grill and place new meat on if the grill was empty.

This the bowl of dipping sauce that I was using. It was spicy and garlicky and I added some chilies to try to make it more spicy, but it didn't really have an affect in the end.

Lastly, here is a plate of raw meat, waiting for an open spot on the grill.

Overall, this place is great. The marinades that they use are very fresh and the service is attentive. The staff is helpful and watches your grill like a hawk. The only thing I can complain about is that you will come out smelling like barbeque after this experience. There are vents above the grills, but the amount of grilling that you are doing cannot be handled by the fans. Wear clothes you don't mind getting smelly on these days and bring a date that would want you to smell of meat.
Price: <3<3<3<
Taste: <3<3<3<3
Atmosphere: <3<3<3<
Opinion: Recommended

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