Our favourite meat of the night was the Spicy Pork, which had a nice dark and spicy marinate and was very tender after being cooked. There is just a bit of fat but nothing to cause excessive splattering. The spice was well appreciated after the mildness of the first two meats, but I think calling it spicy is a bit misleading, I think a more apt term would be "well-seasoned". For my mom, we got her the Salmon, which were nicely sliced filets of the fish. As you can see, this wasn't marinated at all, rather just seasoned with salt and pepper. She actually enjoyed it this way, but I think I would have found it way too bland. One thing I did appreciate was the speed at which things were coming to the table though, it's nice to be able to throw everything on the grill instead of eating a plate of beef, then a plate of chicken, and so on. But since they don't really have to do much to the meats, I guess it would make sense they all come at once. To finish off the meal, we decided on getting another carb dish, since we had potato noodles and udon already, we opted for the BiBimBap, a rice in a hot stone bowl. Hapa Izakaya serves a version of this, their Ishiyaki Rice. The one at Seoul House is quite different though, a lot less sauce and fresher vegetables. The beef is finely minced but should actually be sliced and similar to the bulgogi beef we had earlier. The rice is drier, which makes it easier to get a nice layer of crispy rice on the bottom from the hot stone bowl. The daikon, carrots, sprouts and spinach all mix together quite well, but the best part has to be the egg, once you break into the yolk and it hits the bowl, you have a whole new appreciation of just how hot the bowl is, when you hear the sizzle. One bowl is more than enough for one entree, but it was nice for us to share at the end to close off the meal.
- You have to take your shoes off if you want to site in the Tatami rooms
- The sushi/sashimi is not the way to go, stick with the Korean dishes
- Ask for hot sauce (gochujang) in the beginning if you like your dishes spicier than not.