Wednesday night dinner date with Stefanie and we decided to try Korean BBQ. I booked a table for 6pm. Stef arrived first and they didn't seem to have the booking but that was fine as we still got a table.
Lots of menu choices and set menus and we choose one we like the sound of. The pickles and beef salad arrive first and our BBQ is set up with hot coals.
We try all the different pickles and I try to figure what is what. Stef is far more sophisticated and seems to know what she is eating!
Our set menu came with different cuts of beef and a pot of kim chee soup as well as bowl of black rice each.
The soup is like a spicy minestrone...pretty tasty so no complaints. The beef is put on the BBQ for us and cooked and turned over and cut into pieces by the wait staff which is good as I wouldn't really know what I was doing. The dipping sauces for the beef are yummy. They consist of a slightly sweet teriyaki style one, a spicy chilli bean one and salty oily pesto like one.
We being the hungry girls we are and lunch seems a long long time ago order some extra dishes - dumplings and some belly pork. We also end up ordering some chicken as I decided I could eat more! The dumplings are a little hard and the filling is strangely sweet - probably not a favourite to order again.
All the meat was good and enjoyable. The rice was sticky and good bland accompaniment to everything else.
The restaurant filled up and was pretty busy for a Wednesday night. Lots of Korean people too so must be fairly authentic. I liked the way we weren't rushed and we spent close to three hours there just chatting and grilling and eating! The cold tea they provided know as corn tea was a little strange at first but then after the first couple of cups, was a refreshing alternative to the usual water.
It's not cheap at Guhng. The Entertainment Card softened the blow but it was pretty good grub so if you're in the mood for Korean, it's a good option. I'm not sure the set meals are enough as we greedily had extra and if we hadn't have ordered the add ons, I reckon we'd still be hungry. Of course that could be because we eat more than the average person...