Ginseng Korean BBQ
Ginseng Sushi and BBQ is a meat lover’s heaven. For $29 per person, you can indulge yourself in an all-you-can-eat feast of tantalizingly marinated Korean meats. The only catch is, you have to cook it yourself.
Korean BBQ is a very popular style of restaurant seen all throughout Asia. Some restaurants have a buffet like set up, while others offer a la carte style. Either way, at the center of the table sits a gas grill (which the waitress will operate for you), where you cook your own food, at your own pace, to whatever doneness you prefer. Just think of it similar to the Asian version of fondue…
At Ginseng, the selection of food is more than decent. From the marinated meats, you can choose from the classic bulgogi (bbq beef), galbi gui (bbq beef short ribs), dahk galbi (spicy chicken), daeji bulgogi (spicy pork), and jumulleok (beef in sesame oil). For unmarinated, there is samgyeopsal (pork belly – an unsalted and non smoked version of bacon with larger amounts of fat), baby squid, mussels, and vegetables. Kim chi, sukju namul (bean sprout salad), California rolls, soup, fried rice, deep-fried dumplings, and Shanghai noodles (yes, I’m not really sure either how that ended up there) will help change things up when you need a rest from all the meat. Service is great. We were offered additional condiments, aside from the soy sauce and hot sauce, of bean paste, sliced jalapenos and garlic, and lettuce to eat the “Korean way” by wrapping it together with rice, kimchi and meat. Our grill top was also changed a couple times when the sugar from the marinade started to burn and char. The only thing missing to make it a perfect meal is dessert.Ginseng Sushi and BBQ Restaurant Edmonton, Alberta 9261 34 Ave NW 780-450-3330