In the past 2 weeks, my baby sister got married! Although we were busy with some wedding details and also spending time with family and friends, there were also a few opportunities for deliciousness that I captured and wanted to share.
This first one is in Los Angeles, for Eight Korean Barbecue, which I think might also be known as Palsaik Korean Bbq (Palsaik means 8 colors). What makes this Korean BBQ establishment really stand out is that they offer eight colorful flavors of pork.
Like any Korean BBQ, you start with a whole bunch of little side entrees, also known as banchan. If you run out of any, just ask for a refill. What is particularly special about the banchan here is that the kimchee and sprouts as well as some of the veggies (you can see squash, mushroom below) are warmed up on the grill, intensifying the flavor.
Before the main party, we decided to indulge with Prime Ribeye. Along with the banchan, there is also a salad (no picture sorry) and a seafood soybean paste stew that comes with the dinner of a Palsaik Set Menu. At the end, they make fried rice with the scraps. Seriously, I love how my sister rolls.
- Miso Paste
- Red Pepper Paste
The tables they have fit 5 to each grill, and the staff will come to take care of the grilling for you and cut everything into chopstick-liftable pieces. The stools are storage stools, so you can lift up the cushion so you can put your purse in them, and they give you an apron to wear so everyone can be equally stylish at your table while you dine.
Us in our aprons…
Everything was absolutely delicious. As much as I love Portland, some of the ethnic eating like Korean in Los Angeles is something we don’t have to the same high level, and I do miss it. If you are visiting Los Angeles, I always recommend eating at the various ethnic “towns”, including this place in Koreatown! It’s easy to park as they are in a mini-strip mall so they have parking right in front of the restaurant. The sign says Eight Korean Barbecue as you can see at the very first photo in the post, with a very happy pig.
Have you ever had Korean BBQ? What are your favorite things to eat at a Korean BBQ? Where do you get Korean BBQ in Portland?